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Trump's KXL executive order mutually beneficial for Canada and United States

Today’s executive order advancing the Keystone XL (KXL) Pipeline Project is a major economic step forward for Canada, the United States and for North American energy security. Now more than ever, Canada needs access to new customers to the east,... Read More

Dr. Gigi Osler elected the 2017 CMA president-elect nominee

Dr. Gigi Osler has been selected by the members of Doctors Manitoba to be the nominee as president-elect of the Canadian Medical Association (CMA). Voting took place from February 1 to 22.  The other candidates were Dr. Martha Ainslie, Dr.... Read More

Ontario’s electric car program is on the money

This post was jointly written with Cara Clairman, President and CEO of Plug n’ Drive, a non-profit organization committed to accelerating the adoption of electric vehicles to maximize their environmental and economic benefits. Ontario’s five-year Climate Change Action Plan, released... Read More

Ontario Municipal Board Review: Hearings De Novo Reasonable or Trojan Horse?

This is a guest post by David Donnelly and Anne Sabourin of Donnelly Law, Canada’s leading environmental law firm. One of the most significant reforms to the Ontario Municipal Board (OMB) proposed by the Minister of Municipal Affairs and the Attorney... Read More

Exxon will leave 3.6 billion barrels of tar sands oil in the ground

Oil companies are finally admitting that Canada’s tar sands are not the golden goose that they’ve been made out to be. In recent years, 17 projects were put on hold or cancelled due to lower oil prices. And this week,... Read More

Time to get serious about a managed decline of the tar sands

Lost in the media mayhem surrounding the new U.S. administration, a little-noticed report was released in February that showed the 100 megatonne (MT) cap on greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions from the Alberta tar sands would be reached by 2027 –... Read More

2017 Greener Co-op Microgrants

FEB 21  Greener Co-op Microgrants will fund small projects. The deadline to apply is April 15, 2017. ... Read More

Manufacturers Must Accelerate the Adoption of Advanced Technologies

TORONTO (February 16, 2017) – Canadian Manufactures & Exporters (CME) along with its strategic partners, today released Accelerating Adoption of Ad… ... Read More

Canadian Manufacturers & Exporters’ applaud forward progress in CETA negotiations, and look forward to implementation as soon as possible

Canadian Manufacturers & Exporters (CME) is pleased to see the continued progress towards the Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement (CETA) bet… ... Read More

CME in the News: Prime Minister Trudeau’s meeting with President Trump

At CME we continue to work on behalf of all of our members to ensure that your interests are top of mind for government officials, industry stakeho… ... Read More

Med students push for federal action on opioid crisis

​The Canadian Federation of Medical Students (CFMS) used its annual lobby day — held last week on Parliament Hill — to urge the federal government to step up efforts to address Canada’s opioid crisis, even to the point of declaring... Read More

Making health innovation a reality: Second-round of Joule Innovation grants now open—applications welcome

Ottawa (ON) – February 9, 2017 – Joule™– the Canadian Medical Association’s newest company—has opened its second round of grants seeking promising physician-led ventures designed to innovate and revolutionize health care in Canada. Five grants ranging between $25,000 and $50,000... Read More

Can the Ontario Municipal Board (OMB) be fixed?

Check out a video of the entire panel discussion on our YouTube channel.   Can the Ontario Municipal Board (OMB) be fixed? According to experts in urban design, planning and development, the answer is yes, if substantive reforms are made... Read More

Overwhelming evidence supports need for Canadian atrazine ban

Atrazine is a pesticide used extensively in corn production, but its widespread use is disconcerting. It’s known to change the gender of frogs and harm aquatic ecosystems, and it has been linked to birth defects, reproductive problems and cancer in... Read More

Manage What You Measure – New Building Regulation Sets Ontario Ahead

  You can’t manage what you don’t measure. This old management adage speaks to the value of new a provincial regulation that requires commercial and multi-unit residential buildings to report their annual energy and water use data.   Buildings are responsible... Read More

Strengthening Integrated Manufacturing and the NAFTA

Today CME President & CEO Dennis Darby wrote a letter to Prime Minister Trudeau regarding the ongoing discussion about the future of integrated tra… ... Read More

Experts available to speak about how to fix the Ontario Municipal Board at panel discussion event on February 13

Toronto, ON – On Monday, February 13th, Environmental Defence will host an invitation-only panel discussion: Can the Ontario Municipal Board (OMB) be fixed? featuring experts in urban design, planning and development. Many observers say it’s time to fix the OMB.... Read More

New Canadian opioid prescribing guidelines development: Have your say

​As you know, we are all deeply concerned about the potential harms of opioids and other psychoactive prescription medications. As prescribers, we have a fundamental role in helping to ensure the safe and effective use of this medication, and to... Read More

4 Real Facts About House Prices in the Greater Golden Horseshoe

Some in the development industry would like you to believe that we live in a post-truth world where facts no longer matter. But ‘alternative facts’ are not real facts, especially when it comes to the torrent of misinformation about the factors... Read More

Environmentalists and farmers urge Ontario to protect freshwater by putting a deposit on plastic bottles

In a joint letter, Environmental Defence and the Ontario Federation of Agriculture say a deposit return program would boost recycling rates and generate funds to help protect the Great Lakes from threats like algal blooms. Toronto, Ont. – Environmental Defence... Read More