Saskatchewan home builders voice their concerns over the new Provincial Sales Tax requirements, Canadian exports and imports both reached record highs in May, and the manufacturing sector is seeing an increase in internal cyber threats. These are the stories we’re following this week:
- Three months after the new Provincial Sales Tax on Saskatchewan home construction was introduced, home builders are voicing their concerns about the negative effects they’re seeing on business. Via CBC News
- Canadian exports and imports both hit record highs in May, says Statistics Canada. The news was released just ahead of the interest rate decision from the Bank of Canada. Via Financial Post
- The manufacturing sector is experiencing a spike in internal cyber threats, and one report shows most of these breaches are due to cyber espionage. Via Canadian Underwriter
- Canadian automobile sales records have reached an all-time monthly high this year. Manitoba auto dealers have seen a 10.6 per cent increase from last year’s June figures. Via Winnipeg Free Press
- The Canadian manufacturing sector’s growth pace has cooled in June, as job creation has slowed and companies have seen fewer requests for new work. Via BNN
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