Canada's global competitiveness ranking slips to 14th place
Canada's economic competitiveness on the world stage is being pulled down by — among other things — government handling of the innovation file, says an annual report from the World Economic Forum. Read the report here.
Car part manufacturer fined $150,000 after worker injured
Linamar Holdings Inc., carrying on business as Transgear Manufacturing, a Guelph car part manufacturer, was fined $150,000 for a violation of the Occupational Health and Safety Act after a worker was injured. Click here for details.
Manufacturing growth weakens further in August
Canada's manufacturing sector grew in August, although at its weakest pace in five months, according to the RBC Canadian Manufacturing Purchasing Managers' Index. Read more.
Chrysler Canada sales for August up nine per cent from year ago mark
Chrysler Canada says August sales are up nine per cent from year ago, their highest mark for the month since 2000. Get the figures here.
Economy grew by 1.8 per cent in Q2, on stronger business spending
The economy grew at an annual rate of 1.8 per cent in the second quarter, as companies increased investment in equipment and added substantially to their inventories. Get the details.