Members of Montreal’s fashion industry are trying to make sure they’re not forgotten as the North American Free Trade Agreement is renegotiated. “Everybody thinks the industry disappeared and we’re all off-shore,” said Elliot Lifson, the vice-chair of Montreal-based Peerless Clothing, which makes suits for a variety of brands. “But there’s lots of jobs.”...
Following seven months of strong growth, monthly retail sales on P.E.I. topped $200 million for the first time in March, but have stagnated since then.
The minimum wage is set to rise from $11.60 in October to $14 in January, and $15 in 2019. But businesses say the increases will be tough to absorb in less than 18 months.
Brian Johns will work with local associations, oversee fundraising initiatives and more.