Exceeds economists’ forecasts, down in 11 industries representing two thirds of total sales.
Signed letters address their biggest concerns around affordability, labour and financing.
Economic growth reduced to 3% for 2019 and 3.1% for 2020, down 0.1% in each year.
But modestly positive numbers will likely be challenged in future updates by problems facing international markets.
A slowdown is coming as Canada is woefully unprepared to weather its first recession in over a decade.
Parliament turned down a motion triggering a vote, Boris indicated he would try again.
CIBC chief said negative interest rates are an issue and questions loom about how trade wars will unfold.
Imports rose 1.2% to $50.9 billion with gains in six of 11 sectors.
Key piece of legislation would prevent an immediate no-deal exit, Boris threatens expulsions, election.
Exports to the United States, China’s biggest market, fell 6.5% in July.
Analysts say trade-driven boost was likely a temporary factor, particularly with weakening global economic conditions.
Economists describe a nightmarish setting for companies.
Carr says talks with Mercosur group will continue “because we are committed to diversifying our trading partners.”
Interim Tory leader after 2015 election disagrees with Scheer, concessions were made but Prime Minister also made important gains.
Trudeau privately airs his objection to Russian re-admittance to the summit group.