News Manufacturing Business Operations Economy General
July 24, 2017  

Canadian dollar hits 80 cent US mark, continuing recent climb

Loonie hasn’t closed above 80 cents US since June 30, 2015.

News Manufacturing Business Operations Economy General
February 17, 2015  

Falling oil prices, low dollar weaken provincial economic outlook

Even if Alberta runs a big deficit, it would take decades before it’s in the same debt situation as Ontario, CIBC report says.

News Manufacturing Business Operations Economy General
January 12, 2015  

BoC survey suggests manufacturers poised to invest more in 2015

Some companies expect the lower dollar to help them reclaim market share and increase competitiveness.

News Automotive Manufacturing Business Operations Operations Production Technology
October 10, 2013  

Auto production falling short amid cost competition from Mexico, US

Despite high sales, assembly plants in Canada aren’t growing the way they should be.

News Manufacturing Business Operations Facilities Maintenance Operations Production Technology
August 28, 2013  

US stimulus exit to hit loonie, lift interest rates, but that’s good for Canada

A stronger US economy and a weaker loonie will support commodity prices and boost demand for Canadian exports.

News Production
July 31, 2013  

Potash cartel breakup raises economic growth concerns

Potash production represents about 1.5% of Canadian goods exports.

News Business Operations
January 28, 2013  

Canadian dollar loses ground on interest rate concerns

Dollar has tumbled 1 1/2 cents US since Central Bank indicates it will be slower to raise interest rates.

News Energy Manufacturing Business Operations Production Sustainability
September 14, 2012  

Loonie hits 13-month high as Greenback weakens

There is, however, data from StatsCan that suggests manufacturing shipments have slowed.

News Forestry General
September 21, 2011  

Cascades closes Burnaby containerboard mill

Cascades Inc. is closing its Norampac containerboard mill in Burnaby BC, blaming high operating costs and a high dollar.