Posted on: November 21, 2017

Electronic Voting

Deadline to vote December 29, 2017 at 4:00 PM EDT

TAKE NOTICE that the Annual General Meeting of the Members of the Canadian Die Casters Association/Canadienne des mouleurs sous pression (the "Corporation") shall be held by electronic voting. Votes are being accepted up until December 29th, 2017 at 4:00 PM EDT.  Please note this forum will allow members to voice any concerns and/or discussion. Any messages received will be shared with all members. Voting is for the following purposes:


1. Constitution of Meeting

2. Approval of past annual general minutes (2016)

3. Approval of Financial Report

4. Legalizing All Actions of Directors and Officers

6. Appointment of Directors

(to receive past minutes and financial reports contact the CDCA office)

Click here to view the full AGM notice.

Address by Foreign Affair Minister on modernization
August 14, 2017

Canada’s Foreign Affairs Minister Chrystia Freeland gave a speech that outlined Canada’s negotiating priorities for the upcoming NAFTA renegotiation. The speech is available here:

National Manufacturing Summit
October 18-19, 2016

October 14, 2016

Industrie 2030 is a Canadian Manufacturers & Exporters (CME) national initiative. Its purpose is to create a roadmap, to double value-added manufacturing output and exports in Canada by 2030.

The i2030 National Manufacturing Summit will present the findings of the six month coast-to-coast i2030 consultations, provide global perspectives on what the Fourth Industrial Revolution means for Canada and detail a Canadian manufacturing growth strategy for the digital age. See complete agenda

This is the opportunity to:

  • Understand current trends in global manufacturing;
  • Understand what governments and companies are doing globally to shape manufacturing strategies;
  • Support the creation of a Canadian strategy on manufacturing;
  • Influence Canadian government strategies and policies; and,
  • Network and learn from industry leaders.

More than 300 stakeholders are excepted to attend

Join us! On October 18th-19th let's send a message to government leaders, that manufacturing does matters!

Opening Reception, Manufacturing Celebration - October 18, 2016 from 5 pm - 7:30 pm
i2030 Summit - October 19, 2016 from 7:30 am - 5 pm

Shaw Centre, Canada Hall 1 (3rd floor), 55 Colonel By Drive, Ottawa, ON K1N 9J2

Click here for more information and to register.

Update on Ontario Climate Change Action Plan
June 10, 2016

Last year, the Government of Ontario released its Climate Change Strategy and the Climate Change Action Plan, which was announced on June 8th as part of the overall Strategy. Climate Change legislation was passed in May along with a Cap and Trade system and regulations for industry.

Canada concludes negotiation on the Trans-Pacific Partnership
October 14, 2015

Learn more about the proposal here:

Election 2015: Globe and Mail Leaders Debate on the Economy
September 16, 2015

The Globe and Mail Leaders’ Debate on the Economy will be held this Thursday, September 17th, from 8:00 to 10:00 pm Eastern time.

This link contains information on how you can watch live:

This debate will be extremely important for all parties in the election campaign, and for Canadian business – and manufacturers and exporters in particular – both during and after the election. The issues are pivotal to the future of our economy.

CMC Chair's Report for 2014
March 20, 2015

Click here to read the report.

Participate in CME's Manufacturing Month October 2014
Click here for more information. 

April 17, 2014 | CME is proposing to establish a bursary to honour and recognize former Finance Minister Jim Flaherty. Click here to find more information regarding the bursary that will support "Jim's kids."

March 31, 2014 | CMC Letter to Clement – Strengthening Canada’s Regulatory System, click here to read the letter.

CMC Letter to Minister Finley - Re: Temporary Foreign Workers, click here to read the letter.

Letter to Prime Minister Harper - Click here to view the letter.

CME Response to OMB Lacey Act— Click here to view the response.

Fall workshops to connect Southern Ontario manufacturers with up to $75,000 in new productivity improvement funding — Click here to view the press release.

CME president appointed to government's Global Commerce Strategy panel — Click here for more information.

Le président de MEC avisera le gouvernement sur sa Stratégie commerciale mondiale — Cliquez ici

Letter to the Hon. Ed Fast - Buy American — Click here

This important win will allow Canadian manufacturers to deduct an additional 42 cents in expenses for each dollar invested in new production equipment. It will provide an additional return on capital investment of approximately 12 to 15 per cent. Overall, this accelerated capital cost allowance will save manufacturers more than $600 million in 2012-13 and $2.5 billion over the next five years.

This is the result of a 12-month-long advocacy campaign led by CME involving manufacturers, members of the Federal Cabinet, Members of Parliament from all parties, the 40 industry associations that are members of the Canadian Manufacturing Coalition, and the Canadian Labour Congress.

For more information, please see the following:    

• News release: Two-year write-off a multi-million dollar boost for       manufacturers: CME — English | French
• Backgrounder: Accelerated Capital Cost Allowance : English | French
• Letter: Canadian Manufacturing Coalition letter to the Minister of Finance: English
• Letter: Joint CME-Canadian Labour Congress letter to the Minister of Finance: English
• Letter: CME President & CEO Jayson Myers' pre-budget letter to the Minister of Finance: English | French

Invest to Grow: Technology, Innovation & Canada's Productivity Challenge Report

Letter To Minister Flaherty, February 24th, 2010.
Click HERE

Inspections in the Primary Metals Sector - Ministry of the Environment.
Click HERE

As some of you are aware, your Association joined the Canadian Manufacturers & Exporters group last year to add the voice of Canadian die casters to that influential association of associations.

Since that time we have attended meetings and added our voice to numerous concerns that affect us all.  One of those was the application of pre-arrival Importer Admissibility Data (IAD) by the Canadian Border Services Agency.  Our joint letter to CBSA of April 13 can be read HERE and their response of July 14th is HERE.

The group continues to discuss this with Border Services and addition information will be posted here when available.

Read the Border Report for 2009 published by the Canadian Chamber of Commerce.  Click HERE