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We offer opinions and insider information that can provide a pulse on government initiatives, the health of the Canadian economy, and firsthand thoughts from Canadian business owners.

National Defence launches IDEaS Program

Originally announced in June 2017 with the release of Canada’s defence policy Strong, Secure, Engaged, the new Innovation for Defence Excellence and Security (IDEaS) Program was launched on April 9, 2018 to provide a total of $1.6 billion for Canada’s defence and security innovation… Read more »

New Canadian Agricultural Partnership (CAP) Launched

The new Canadian Agricultural Partnership (CAP) was announced in February 2018 and was launched on April 1 2018. CAP is a five-year, $3 billion, federal-provincial-territorial agreement that will replace Growing Forward 2 (GF2). CAP will focus on three key areas: Growing… Read more »

Quebec Budget 2018 Highlights

The 2018 Quebec Budget, tabled on March 27, 2018, reports accelerated gross domestic product (GDP) growth from 1.4% in 2016 to 3% in 2017 and proposes several measures and investments that will impact businesses in Quebec including: Innovation Increasing the… Read more »

Ontario Budget 2018 Highlights

The Ontario 2018 Budget, tabled on March 28, 2018, projects a growing deficit over the next three years and is predicted to resume a downward trend in 2022 with accumulated deficit expected to decline from 23.2% of gross domestic product… Read more »

The Fate of Canadian Manufacturing

The Canadian Manufacturing Coalition (CMC) recently sent a letter to Canada’s Federal Minister of Finance, the Honourable William Morneau, on behalf of thousands of members of undersigned manufacturing associations. The letter emphasized the importance of manufacturing to the Canadian economy and urges… Read more »