Thanks to a partnership with EVO Canada, businesses taking part in the “Well Made Here” program now have the opportunity to reduce the fees charged by Visa and MasterCard on every transaction made by their customers by thousands, if not tens of thousands of dollars a year.
With its plywood mill on the Fraser River outside of Vancouver, British Columbia, Richmond Plywood Corporation is the result of the cooperation of some 300 investors or dreamers who believed in the company in the mid-1950s.
The Canadian Press recently reported that Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, speaking at a public debate at the University of Ottawa, argued that instead of turning their backs on Chinese-made products altogether, companies should opt more often for materials and products from countries that have less impact on climate change and where workers’ rights are respected.
On April 26th, the first of three “Well Made Here” Board of Directors’ meetings for the year 2023 was held by video conference. Eight of the eleven directors took part. Here is a summary of the proceedings.
Our organization, “Well Made Here”, has decided to participate in consultations on the future of competition policy in Canada. While the initiative focuses on improvements to the Competition Bureau’s application system, our involvement is aimed at raising awareness of the fact that the singular anti-trust dimension that dominates the spirit and language of the current Competition Act – and no doubt that of its forthcoming iteration – deserves to be modernized, not only in light of the digitalization of the economy, but also of the globalization of markets affecting the well-being of our companies, the impact of free trade treaties on these businesses, and above all, the little importance given to the “locally made” products.