Canadian Manufacturers & Exporters

Canadian Manufacturers & Exporters

January 31, 2011 09:20 ET

Business Leaders Stand up for Ontario Tax Changes

KITCHENER, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - Jan. 31, 2011) - Business Leaders from the manufacturing and exporting sector met in Kitchener today in a show of support for the Ontario Government's comprehensive tax package. "The combination of tax measures including the corporate tax reductions and the HST will help drive economic growth and ultimately job creation in Ontario," said Ian Howcroft, vice president of the Canadian Manufacturers & Exporters (CME) Ontario. "These were bold initiatives at a time when such actions were desperately needed to avoid catastrophe." 

"If we've learned anything from the recession it's that we need to invest in the wealth generating sectors of our economy in order to maintain the standard of living and quality of life we all enjoy." 

"The manufacturing sector is continuing to emerge from a deep and protracted recession and more of such collaboration is needed to continue the momentum. But we are here today to recognize the government for the actions that they have taken to date and to discuss how we can further strengthen the manufacturing and exporting sector for the benefit of all Ontarians."

Canadian Manufacturers & Exporters (CME) is Canada's leading trade and industry association.

CME represents businesses that employ over two million Canadians in all sectors of manufacturing as well as in Canada's resource, technology, and services exporting sectors. Our mission is to build a better business environment for Canadian manufacturers and exporters and help our members compete and grow in Canada and around the world.

CME focuses on the issues that are critical for our members – manufacturing competitiveness and innovation, business opportunities in the United States and other international markets, people and skills, energy and the environment. We provide solutions through our leadership in:

• CME Advocacy
• CME Intelligence
• CME Business Opportunities
• CME Best Practices
• CME Networking

Since 1871, CME has made a difference for Canada's manufacturers and exporters. Fighting for their future. Saving them money. Helping them grow.

Contact Information

  • Canadian Manufacturers & Exporters
    Ian Howcroft
    Vice President, Ontario
    Canadian Manufacturers & Exporters
    Paul Clipsham
    Director of Policy and Business Intelligence