Holds the first of a series of cross-Canada talks with business leaders on the future of Canadian manufacturing
October 3, 2014 – Cambridge, Ontario – Industry Canada
Industry Minister James Moore today toured the state-of-the-art automotive assembly plant of Toyota Motor Manufacturing Canada and met with business leaders and workers to discuss the strengths of Canada's manufacturing sector and their vision for its future.
The meeting was the first of several that the Minister will have during National Manufacturing Month, an effort hosted by Canadian Manufacturers & Exporters to raise awareness among Canadians about manufacturing's economic and social impact. Throughout the fall, the Minister will meet with business leaders to learn more about the industry's opportunities for growth. They will talk about issues that influence companies' competitiveness—at home and abroad—and how government and business can position the sector for continued success in the future.
Today, the Minister emphasized the importance of manufacturers to the Canadian economy, citing the impressive fact that manufacturing employs close to 1.7 million people in a high-tech, high-skill sector. It is one of Canada's largest business industries.
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