Category Archives: Manufacturing

Two supply ships alone not enough to ensure navy can resupply fleets: documents

OTTAWA — Newly released documents show the navy will need help resupplying its fleets at sea even after two multibillion-dollar support vessels are built. The documents obtained by The Canadian Press show that the navy plans to rely on Chantier Davie's...

Canada’s labour unions could play big role in efforts to avert ‘Buy American’ rules

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Canada's largest private-sector unions could be among those with their hands on the helm next year when the time comes to navigate the shoals of Joe Biden's proposed Buy American rules.  The president-elect, a self-proclaimed "blue-c...

Navy could get converted Davie supply ships at fraction of price of building new: PBO

Ottawa could buy two converted civilian vessels from a Quebec shipyard to serve as support ships for the Royal Canadian Navy for a fraction of the cost of building brand new ones, according to Parliament’s budget watchdog. In a new report

‘No government contracts’ for companies that don’t manufacture in U.S., Biden vows

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Now that he's the president-elect, Joe Biden is doubling down on his promise that economic recovery efforts in the United States will remain a made-in-America endeavour.  Biden, who was vice-president when Canada last confronted...

Thanks to USMCA, working-class Americans will be integral to future U.S. trade policy

WASHINGTON, D.C. — One of the lasting legacies of Donald Trump's tumultuous presidency will be to give working-class Americans more of a say in U.S. trade policy, experts say — and that could pose a challenge for Canada in the

Federal government still working on investments in Fiat Chrysler, General Motors

OTTAWA — Minister of Innovation, Science and Industry Navdeep Bains says that the federal government is in the process of finalizing funding commitments to General Motors and Fiat Chrysler, after announcing a $295 million investment in Ford earlier thi...

EU puts tariffs on US but hopes for change with Biden

BRUSSELS — The European Union said Monday it would impose tariffs on up to $4 billion worth of U.S. goods and services over illegal aid for plane maker Boeing - but expressed hope that trade ties would improve once President

Recipe for relaunching aerospace sector missing public support, sector report says

MONTREAL — The aerospace industry is calling for government funding to help it weather the turbulence caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, even as some in the sector say it must also work to change public perceptions and rally taxpayers to

Innovation minister defends ‘superclusters’ following critical report

OTTAWA — Innovation Minister Navdeep Bains is seeking to pump enthusiasm back into the government's "supercluster" program following a report from the parliamentary spending watchdog that says the effort is falling short on its promise. The supercluste...

Trump signs proclamation formally exempting Canadian aluminum from tariffs — for now

WASHINGTON, Wash. — Donald Trump has officially let Canadian aluminum producers out of the national-security doghouse — for now.  The U.S. president formally signed a proclamation today exempting Canadian aluminum exports from punitive Section 232...