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File photo of a manufacturing operation in Toronto.
File photo of a manufacturing operation in Toronto.
(Fred Lum/The Globe and Mail)

Canada’s manufacturers limping back to health

There’s a certain amount of enthusiasm today about the latest Statistics Canada figures on manufacturing sales, which have now, finally, returned to their pre-recession levels. It’s nice to see, but don’t break out the party balloons just yet. Canada’s manufacturing sector still bears some deep wounds that aren’t even close to healed.