Category Archives: Manufacturing

Leader Jagmeet Singh says New Democrats will support Liberal budget

OTTAWA — NDP Leader Jagmeet Singh has pledged support from his caucus for the 2022 federal budget, saying the Liberals acted "with good faith" by funding key New Democrat priorities such as dental care.  Singh said the budget honours the agreement

Canada edges farther away from NATO spending target in latest estimate

OTTAWA — A new NATO report suggests that while most other allies have started to invest more in defence, Canada is even farther from meeting the military alliance's spending target than previously believed. The report from NATO Secretary General Jens S...

Assessing the costs and benefits of Canada’s 12-year F-35 odyssey

OTTAWA — Then-defence minister Peter MacKay climbed into a fake F-35 cockpit before smiling for the cameras and flashing a thumbs up. The date was July 16, 2010, and MacKay had just announced that Canada was planning to buy a

Questions swirl as Canada launches negotiations for F-35 stealth fighter

OTTAWA — Canada’s decade-long search for a new fighter jet to replace its aging CF-18s came full circle on Monday as the Liberal government announced negotiations with U.S. defence giant Lockheed Martin to purchase the F-35. Yet even as the end

Canadian troops ordered to stay away as foreign fighters flock to Ukraine

OTTAWA — Members of the Canadian Armed Forces have been banned from joining the thousands of foreigners who have flocked to Ukraine in recent weeks to help fight Russia’s invasion. Vice-chief of the defence staff Lt.-Gen. Frances Allen told the House

Feds mum on next step in fighter jet competition

OTTAWA — Federal procurement officials won’t say when Canada will take the next step in the years-long process of selecting a new fighter jet. The federal government announced in December that it had narrowed its search for a replacement of the

Canadian Pacific Railway issues 72-hour lockout notice on Teamsters Canada

CALGARY — Close to 3,000 employees of Canadian Pacific Railway Ltd. could be off the job early Sunday morning. Calgary-based CP Rail said in a release Wednesday that it has issued 72-hour notice to the Teamsters Canada Rail Conference of its

Honda plans $1.38B plant upgrade in Ontario, feds and province to invest millions

ALLISTON, Ont. — A division of Honda Canada Inc. is set to announce Wednesday that it will spend $1.38 billion over six years to upgrade an Ontario manufacturing plant to make electric hybrid vehicles, an investment that includes millions in

Canada sanctions Russian oligarch Roman Abramovich as Trudeau departs Europe

WARSAW, Poland — Prime Minister Justin Trudeau capped a weeklong European trip Friday by slapping new sanctions on the Russian oligarch Roman Abramovich, who has become an international poster boy for the largesse that enabled President Vladimir Putin'...

Premier won’t call for sanctions on oligarch who owns shares in Saskatchewan mill

REGINA — Saskatchewan Premier Scott Moe says he's not calling on Ottawa to sanction a Russian oligarch who's a major shareholder in a U.K.-incorporated multinational manufacturing company that operates a steel mill in Regina. The British government, cl...