Manufacturing Pulse - Summer 2016

July 27, 2016

CMC's quarterly economic update from Director of Economics, Mike Holden.                                                         

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Cap and Trade Regulatory Proposal and Bill 172

April 10, 2016

A letter was sent to the Ministry of the Environment, Climate Change and Environmental Policy Division, Melissa Ollevier, regarding Cap and Trade and GHG Reductions.                                                         

Coalition ACCA Letter to Minister Oliver

November 7, 2014

A letter was sent to the Minister of Finance the Honorable Joe Oliver, recommending that the Capital Cost Allowance for investments in Class 43 asset be made permanent at a rate that is no lower than 40% on a declining balance basis.

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CMC Joint Letter on the Canada/United States Price Gap
April 17, 2014

A letter was sent to The Honorable James Moore, Minister of Industry, outlining CMC’s recommendation for reduced regulation on manufacturers related to the release of the Governement's Economic Action Plan 2014 and its attempts to curb price discrimination.

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CMC Joint Letter on A Principled Approach to Regulatory Modernization
March 31, 2014

A letter was sent to The Honorable Tony Clement, President of the Treasury Board, outlining CMC’s support for the Red Tape Reduction Action Plan and other government initiatives such as the Regulatory Cooperation Council that help reduce unnecessary burdens on industry.

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CMC Joint Letter to the Minister of Finance ACCA
January 27, 2014

A letter was sent to the Minister of Finance the Honorable Jim Flaherty, recommending that the Capital Cost Allowance for investments in Class 43 asset be made permanent at a rate that is no lower than 40% on a declining balance basis.

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CMC Joint Letter to the Minister of Finance Pre-budget
January 27, 2014

A letter was sent to the Minister of Finance the Honorable Jim Flaherty, providing an outline of our joint priorities for the upcoming Budget.

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CMC Joint Letter on RCC
October 11, 2013

Letter to Regulatory Cooperation Council Secretariat regarding the next steps in the development of the Canada-United States Regulatory Cooperation Council (RCC).

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CME Joint Letter on CETA
October 10, 2013

Letter to Canadian and European leaders pushing for a conclusion to the Canada-EU free trade negotiations.

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CMC letter to Minister Finley on Canada Job Grant (CJG)
June 27, 2013

In light of the Canada Job Grant program announced in the federal government's 2013 Economic Action Plan, CMC wrote to the department to make recommendations on the implementation of the program. 

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CMC letter to Minister Finley on Temporary Foreign Worker (TFW) program review
May 22, 2013

CME and the CMC support the government’s stated goal with the program, but advocate for improvement as TFW programs are crucial to support Canada’s economic growth.

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CMC policy priorities for 2013 budget
Letter to the Prime Minister, February 15, 2013

For the upcoming 2013 federal budget, the CMC asks the prime minister to take steps that will benefit industry sectors and Canadians across the country.

Manufacturing Our Future: A Manufacturing Action Plan for Canada
Report, October 25, 2012

In response to the trends and challenges outlined in the 2012-13 Management Issues Survey, CMC released an important set of recommendations and necessary steps forward for government to implement a manufacturing action plan in Canada.

CMC response to proposed changes to the SR&ED tax credit program
Letter, September 12, 2012

In its 2012 budget, the federal government announced a new slate of proposed changes to the Scientific Research & Experimental Development (SR&ED) tax credit program – changes that will slow growth, deter investment, and severely hinder Canada's innovation performance.

2013 federal budget recommendations
Letter, September 12, 2012

Establishing the Accelerated Capital Cost Allowance (ACCA) as a permanent part of the tax system and introducing a training tax credit to help bridge the skills gap were two of the key recommendations outlined in CMC's pre-budget submission to Finance Minister Jim Flaherty.

Ongoing concerns with the implementation of the US Lacey Act
Letter, May 16, 2012

As the largest supplier of plant and plant products to the United States, CMC requested that Canada take action through the framework of the Regulatory Cooperation Council to address potential damages caused by the implementation of the Lacey Act.

Testimony for the record following the subcommittee’s hearing on H.R. 3210 and H.R. 4171
Letter, May 14, 2012

This letter to the US House Committee on Natural Resources outlines CMC's position in regards to the 2008 Food, Conservation, and Energy Act amendments to the Lacey Act – particularly the requirement that companies submit a declaration at the time of importation for certain plants and plant products.

Response to the 2012-13 federal budget, particularly changes to SR&ED
Letter, May 7, 2012

CMC submitted a joint letter to Finance Minister Jim Flaherty congratulating the government on its positive steps outlined in the 2012-13 federal budget, but sharing considerable concern about proposed changes to the popular Scientific Research & Experimental Development (SR&ED) tax credit program.

Comments on the Regulatory Cooperation Council
Letter, February 7, 2012

This letter to the Regulatory Cooperation Council Secretariat provided follow-up comments to the first round of stakeholder meetings held in Washington, January 30 and 31. It also outlined CMC's support for the initiative, and included a broad overview of next steps in the process.

Support for Canada's inclusion in the Trans-Pacific Partnership
Letter, December 12, 2011

CMC was a major supporter of Canada's inclusion into the coveted Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) negotiations, and sent this letter to Prime Minister Stephen Harper on behalf of Canadian business, formally expressing its position.

Response to the Jenkins Panel report on research and development
Letter, November 10, 2011

This important letter to Minister of State (Science and Technology) Gary Goodyear is in response to the independent expert panel report on federal support for research and development. It also provides an overview of recommendations that will facilitate private sector investment in innovation.

American Jobs Act and Buy American provisions
Letter, October 14, 2011

CMC Chairperson Jayson Myers wrote International Trade Minister Ed Fast expressing concerns surrounding the announcement of the US American Jobs Act (AJA) and corresponding Buy American provisions drawn from the language of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA).

 

Recommendations to the Canada-US Economic Integration and Competitiveness Initiative
Letter, May 30, 2011

CMC led the push from Canada's business sector to finalize two of the country's largest and most comprehensive bilateral agreements, the Regulatory Cooperation Council and the Beyond the Border Working Group. These are its formal recommendations.

 

Accelerated Capital Cost Allowance
Letter, February 24, 2011

Extending the Accelerated Capital Cost Allowance (ACCA), also know as the two-year write-off for manufacturing technology and equipment, was a major priority for CMC during the 2011-12 budget process. This letter to Finance Minister Jim Flaherty details the issue and CMC's policy position.


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