AEM urges Ontario lawmakers to improve economic climate

AEM met with Ontario lawmakers to discuss public policies impacting growth and investment in the province’s manufacturing sector during the inaugural Manufacturing Day at Queen's Park on December 2nd.

Issues such as skilled labor shortages, regulatory burdens, costly energy policies and tax reform were all discussed at great length.

“The Ontario government needs to enact public policies that attract additional foreign direct investment in the manufacturing sector and help businesses in the province compete on the world stage,” said Alex Russ, AEM director, international and regulatory affairs. “Future regulations must be weighed against the potential economic cost to the manufacturing base in the province.”

AEM is committed to increasing its involvement throughout Canada to advocate for public policies beneficial to the equipment manufacturing industry. In the coming year, AEM will be actively engaging public policymakers in Canada on the municipal, provincial and federal levels.

To learn more or get involved with AEM’s Canadian advocacy efforts, please contact AEM’s Alex Russ (, tel: 202-898-9064).