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Stand up for Manufacturing

Online petition in support of Canadian manufacturing
Let’s double manufacturing output by 2030

Since the founding of our country, Canada’s manufacturers and exporters have been vital contributors to the wealth and economic well-being of all Canadians. Today the sector employs more than 1.7 million Canadians.  It represents more than 11 per cent of all economic activity in the country.  And, it accounts for two-thirds of all of Canada’s exports. The economic spinoffs of manufacturing generate millions more high-paying jobs across Canada.

After a decade of intense competition, volatile exchange rates, the mega-recession, and a frustratingly slow economic recovery, Canada’s manufacturers and exporters are now gearing up to invest in their people and the new products, processes, and technologies that are essential to drive economic growth.

But, Canada’s manufacturers face significant challenges.  Escalating tax and regulatory costs, higher energy costs, an insufficiently skilled labour pool, and a less than competitive business environment for customers and investment are some of the obstacles that limit their ability to reach their full growth potential.

It’s time to Stand up for Manufacturing. Let’s remove the obstacles to growth. Let’s aim to double manufacturing production and Canada’s value added exports by 2030.

We need your support.

By signing our petition, you will be sending a clear message to federal and provincial political leaders alike that manufacturing and exporting matter to you and to Canadians.