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A Bombardier Inc. Global Express jet being manufactured at he company's Toronto assembly plant.
A Bombardier Inc. Global Express jet being manufactured at he company's Toronto assembly plant.
(FRED LUM/THE GLOBE AND MAIL)

Canada’s non-energy exporters need to seize their currency opportunity

Canada is well known as an export-oriented country. After all, we produce a lot of oil from the oil sands and export the lion’s share to our southern neighbour, making Canada one of the world’s net energy exporting countries.

While our energy exports are doing very well and are even gaining market share in the U.S. despite that country’s brewing energy revolution and booming shale oil and gas production, it is our non-energy exports that have been seriously lagging since the turn of the millennium.