Category Archives: Government Relations

Prior to the release of the federal government’s Fall Economic Statement on November 21, 2018, the business community was asking if the Liberals would pursue a pro-business agenda, similar to the United States, to drive business competitiveness. The pro-business agenda in the United States includes a mix of corporate tax cuts, reduced regulatory burdens and […]

On December 30, 2018, federal regulations prohibiting the manufacture, import, export, sale and use of asbestos and asbestos-containing products, will come into force. Some products and uses are excluded from these new regulations. They do not apply to asbestos-containing products in use before the day on which the Regulations come into force – such as […]

AIA Canada had the opportunity to network with industry representatives and delegates from the Government of Canada at the 2018 Canadian Manufacturers & Exporters’ Annual General Meeting & Manufacturing Conference held in Ottawa on November 7th, 2018. Most importantly, we had the opportunity to speak with the Honourable Navdeep Bains, Minister of Innovation, Science and […]

Improvements to the Automotive Business Regulation in Alberta came into effect on October 31, 2018. The new regulations will create consistent standards to help consumers make more informed decisions and ensure businesses can compete fairly in a trusted automotive marketplace. Changes to current regulations have been made as a result of the 2017 consultation on […]

Bill 148, labour legislation that was introduced by the former Ontario Liberal government, has been largely scrapped by Ford’s PC government and will be replaced, should it pass, with a more business-friendly legislation referred to as the “Making Ontario Open for Business Act.” The “Making Ontario Open for Business Act” would scrap the Liberal’s two paid sick days and […]