Category Archives: Manufacturing

Trudeau opens door to more military spending in response to Russian invasion

OTTAWA — Prime Minister Justin Trudeau opened the door on Monday to spending more on Canada’s military, but stopped short of any firm commitments even as Germany and other allies rush to shore up their defence budgets following Russia’s invasion

Magna joins other Canadian companies in idling Russian operations over Ukraine war

TORONTO — Magna International Inc. is joining other Canadian companies in standing up against aggression in Ukraine by idling its Russian operations. "Like most in the international community, we remain deeply concerned with the very unfortunate situat...

NDP slams government for not following transit vehicle Canadian content rule

TORONTO — Ontario's Opposition New Democrats are criticizing the government for not following a rule that transit vehicles bought with provincial funding must have at least 25 per cent Canadian content. NDP Leader Andrea Horwath said in question period...

Ontario puts $500M toward ArcelorMittal Dofasco green steel project

HAMILTON — Ontario is giving $500 million in loans and grants to ArcelorMittal Dofasco to make its steelmaking process greener. The $1.8-billion project will replace coal-fed coke ovens and blast furnaces with low-emission technology. It’s expected to ...

Ottawa launches long-awaited competition for armed military drones

OTTAWA — The federal government has officially launched a competition for the purchase of armed drones after nearly two decades of delays and discussion around whether Canada should buy the controversial weapons. A formal request for proposals was rele...

Defence Department failed to spend $1.2B in funding last year, most due to delays

OTTAWA — New figures show the Department of National Defence failed to spend more than $1.2 billion of its allotted budget in the last fiscal year, the majority due to delays in the purchase of new equipment for Canada’s military. The

Quebec invests another US$300 million to maintain stake in old C Series program

MONTREAL — Quebec is maintaining a 25 per cent stake in the old C Series commercial jet program and at least 2,500 full-time jobs in the province by investing US$300 million more in the Airbus A220 aircraft. Premier François Legault and

Liberals, industry groups look to solve supply-chain issues, and prevent future woes

OTTAWA — The federal transport minister says the government plans to create a suite of policy responses to help ease pandemic-strained supply chains and prevent future flare-ups. The problems in supply chains that have driven up the cost of business, a...

Canada can do more to help Ukraine besides sending weapons: experts

OTTAWA — The debate around sending weapons to Ukraine was being panned as a “red herring” on Thursday, as several experts suggested Canada can better support the eastern European country in its standoff with Russia in other ways. The comments came

Military shipbuilding faces fresh delays as a result of COVID-19: procurement chief

OTTAWA — The Defence Department's top procurement official is warning of fresh delays in the delivery of already overdue warships and other new equipment to the Canadian Armed Forces because of COVID-19. Assistant deputy minister of materiel Troy Crosb...