Three companies get $5.6M from FedDev Ontario for projects
They’ll assist with scale-up, growth and create 115 jobs.
Ontario promotes province-made products with CME directory
SupportOntarioMade.ca has more than 4,600 products from 1,200 local manufacturers.
Small business confidence wanes as COVID-19 cases rise
Still haven’t recovered from the first wave of COVID-19 lockdown measures, 37% reporting they’re losing money every day.
Trudeau, EU leaders meet to reinforce support of world order
Pre-US election meeting is their first formal discussion since the changeover of Europe’s top political leadership late last year.
Inquiry into Alberta oil and gas critics extended to Jan. 31
Looking at foreign interests bankrolling campaigns against fossil fuel development.
Innovation minister defends ‘superclusters’ following critical report
Performance fails to to live up to expectations, Bains stresses the program’s potential over a five-to-10-year timeline.
Freeland says aid needed as central bank targets 2022 for recovery
Unprecedented amounts spent in record time to limit the economic damage wrought by COVID-19.
Manufacturers head into an uncertain recovery
As the economy opens up, the threat of another wave of infection is very real.
US election results could impact immigration to Canada
As government prepares to lay out targets, Canadians are feeling skittish about any planned increases.
Workers, companies want non-partisan review of EI system
A process managed by politicians could be lost to changing priorities, or a snap election.
Civil, respectful but still tough: Canada-US trade under Biden
Analyst says he’s still beholden to anti-trade sentiment within his own party.
Trump proclamation exempts Canadian aluminum from tariffs
… but he reserves the right to reimpose the 10% levies on national security grounds if exports spike again.
Nearly half of Canadians considering leaving their current job
Annual Hays Salary Guide shows employer optimism countered by employee isolation, loneliness and decline in well-being.
Moving to Canada a parachute for expats in Trump’s America
People in the US talk about moving to Canada to escape four more years of Donald Trump.
Pfizer raises concerns on probe of Ottawa’s pandemic response
Raises confidentiality related to requirement to produce documents related to the production and purchase of a vaccine for COVID-19.
Chastened Trump follows debate rules, mostly, in rematch with Biden
Measured exchanges and cool tempers, but flashes of anger and frustration on both sides.
Shoring up our future closer to home
AME’s whitepaper “A Manufacturing Marshall Plan” calls for reshoring, nearshoring and leanshoring.
Face to face: Trump and Biden to meet for final debate
A final chance for both men to make their case to a television audience of tens of millions of voters.
Canada jumps closer to military spending target thanks to COVID-19
Poised to spend the equivalent of more of its GDP on defence this year than at any point in the past decade.
Dairy farmers facing losses due to CUSMA will be compensated: Trudeau
They’ve received a multi-year commitments for trade deal losses from EU and Pacific Rim agreements, but not North American deal.
Companies have modest hiring plans, expect low wage growth: BoC
Central bank’s business outlook survey finds that wage growth is widely expected to slow over the next year.
Manitoba’s COVID numbers decline, bars and restaurants face restrictions
Health officials report 80 new cases and deaths of two residents at a Winnipeg personal care home.
Recovery to be difficult for small businesses that survive COVID
CFIB shows only 26% of small businesses are reporting normal sales volumes, leaving the remainder at risk of insolvency.
UK urged to conclude trade deal with EU to limit Brexit cost
OECD said the British economy will likely end this year 10.1% smaller than when it started.
EU can put tariffs on $4B of US goods over Boeing support: WTO
One of the largest penalties handed down by the global trade organization, considering which products to target.
Trudeau delivers another blow to energy, mining sectors
Plan requiring projects to describe how they will achieve net-zero emissions may not even be feasible.
Conference centres, airports, stadiums rush for anti-pandemic status
Accreditation shows training has taken place and there’s a proven system of cleaning, disinfection and infectious disease prevention.
Report says pandemic intensified economic disparities
BDO affordability index shows nearly two in five say their personal finances deteriorated during the first wave.
Why trade restrictions must be eliminated during COVID-19’s second wave
Nearly 100 countries enacted temporary restrictions or bans on the export of medical products.
Focus on growth: Five steps to take during the COVID recovery
Hit hard by market disruptions, manufacturers are rethinking strategy.
Trudeau’s infrastructure announcement raises red flags
Every dollar spent on white elephant vanity projects reduces the money that could be spent on schools, hospitals.
Uncertainty as union braces for layoffs at Newfoundland refinery
Not yet certain how many will lose their jobs or what will happen to the 135,000-barrel-a-day facility.