Many fear future COVID-19 outbreaks could renew closures and interruptions.
Focus on often-overlooked Canadian market reflects a back-to-developed economies for larger, more stable markets.
Thirty-nine per cent of reporting manufacturing firms identified business health as bad.
CFIB Business Barometer tumbles 29 points to historic low in March.
Following national trend but below the Canadian average, skills shortage still top constraint.
Trudeau asserts that the October 21 results give him “a clear mandate.”
Will need the support of at least one other party to pass legislation in Parliament.
Manufacturing was down 1.5 points from a 58 in December.
Outlook 2019 study shows they’re expecting business to be good, but confidence has tumbled since last year.
Conference Board of Canada confidence index falls to lowest level in six quarters.
In every region they’re less likely to buy big-ticket items such as cars or homes.
Non-binding motion would gauge Wynne governments standing with legislature.
Manufacturing, natural resources, business services unusually low.
Bets on foreign markets and energy investments as holding the key to growth.
The Conference Board of Canada’s Leading Indicator of Industry suggests corporate profitability in Canada will continue to post modest gains in the coming months.