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Manufacturing vital sector of the Canadian economy

It will grow and prosper only if it is successful in offsetting its higher structural costs by offering differentiate and unique solutions to the markets and achieving high productivity in all aspects, from R&D to after-sale services.

The Canadian Academy of Engineering recently held a meeting to examine in a comprehensive manner the challenges that confront Canada’s manufacturing sector, the risks and opportunities stemming from the deployment of disruptive technologies and the rebalancing of global labour costs, and the paths public policies and firm practices must adopt to reap the full advantages of the new paradigm that will shape manufacturing in the future.  

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Manufacturing vital sector of the Canadian economy

It will grow and prosper only if it is successful in offsetting its higher structural costs by offering differentiate and unique solutions to the markets and achieving high productivity in all aspects, from R&D to after-sale services.

The Canadian Academy of Engineering recently held a meeting to examine in a comprehensive manner the challenges that confront Canada’s manufacturing sector, the risks and opportunities stemming from the deployment of disruptive technologies and the rebalancing of global labour costs, and the paths public policies and firm practices must adopt to reap the full advantages of the new paradigm that will shape manufacturing in the future.  

  

Parliamentary Calendar
Tuesday, September 16, 2014
HILL LIFE & PEOPLE SLIDESHOWS
Lobbyists, MPs get in on the ice bucket challenge for ALS Sept. 3, 2014

Photo courtesy Summa Strategies
The team at Summa Strategies took the ice bucket challenge last week at the Parliament Pub. Summa challenged board members from the Government Relations Institute of Canada (GRIC) to take it next. From left: intern John McHughan, vice-chairman Tim Powers, senior adviser Louis-Alexandre Lanthier, consultant Kate Harrison, vice-president Jim Armour, vice-president Robin MacLachlan, president Tracey Hubley, senior adviser Michele Austin, and consultant Angela Christiano.
The Hill Times photograph by Jake Wright
The Government Relations Institute of Canada board members take the ice bucket challenge.
The Hill Times photograph by Jake Wright
GRIC directors feel the chill.
The Hill Times photograph by Jake Wright
From left: GRIC president Andre Albinati, secretary Joanne Dobson, board members Kevin Desjardins and Alayne Crawford, treasurer Phil Cartwright, and board members Alex Maheu and Jason Kerr.
Photograph provided Hill and Knowlton Strategies
Health Minister Rona Ambrose gets in on the ice bucket challenge.
Photograph courtesy Hill and Knowlton Strategies
NDP Leader Tom Mulcair.
Photograph courtesy Hill and Knowlton Strategies
Liberal Leader Justin Trudeau.

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