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September 19, 2017

Trudeau to Boeing: ‘We won’t do business with a company that’s busy trying to sue us’

The dispute between Ottawa and Boeing has escalated publicly and in dramatic fashion, as the Prime Minister accused the aerospace giant of attacking Canadian industry


September 20, 2017

Labatt plans $460M investment to enhance Canadian operations

The company says this investment should help it increase production of new products. Labatt has been moving into the craft beer space with its recent purchases of Shock Top and Toronto's Mill Street Brewery
September 20, 2017

Thyssenkrupp, Tata Steel reach Europe steel merger deal

The tie-up could lead to 4,000 job cuts as the steel industry struggles to adapt to Chinese competition and overcapacity
September 19, 2017

FCA recalls nearly 500,000 Ram pickups for fire risk

A water pump bearing can overheat, potentially causing in engine fire in Ram 2500, 3500, 4500 and 5500 truck models made over the last four years. About 50,000 of the recalled trucks are in Canada

September 19, 2017

U.S. governor calls for suspension of softwood tariffs for hurricane rebuild

Paul LePage, Maine's republican governor says "corporate greed" is driving up prices for softwood lumber as victims of several hurricanes struggle to rebuild their homes
September 19, 2017

Minimum wage hike will cost young and low-skilled labour, says Fraser Institute

A new report from the right-leaning think tank says while the provincial government's plan to increase the minimum wage to $15 an hour would cost jobs in Toronto, the effects would be worse in cities where the average wage is lower

September 19, 2017

Ford announces production cuts at five North American plants

Ford opted for shutdowns of between one and two weeks at several assembly plants making small cars, sports cars, sedans and vans, citing reduced demand for new vehicles
September 19, 2017

N.S. pulp mill spews excessive pollution for third consecutive year

Residents and a conservative MPP say the province is being too secretive about emission levels

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Energy Efficiency

Energy-intensive Canada could cut back dramatically through efficiency measures

According to a new report from The Conference Board of Canada, energy efficiency measures such as incentive programs, retrofits, audits, land-use measures, building standards and renewable subsidies can substantially reduce Canada's energy consumption
Industrial Edge

ADF Group: 60 years of steely resolve keeps Quebec fabricator in growth mode

Producer of steel assemblies and components for the construction market stands out for its production capacity

 


Financial Management

Succession planning? Look to key employees for possible buyers

Vendor take backs can also make it easier to divest your business
Technology Showcase

Pipe polishing tools for a perfect metal finish

Constant speed and torque provide top surface quality and consistency

 


Productivity Improvement

Golfing success secured with LOCTITE®

Reliability of adhesives makes PING part of the winning team
Revenue Growth

The top six steps to sales and marketing alignment

Grow qualified leads and revenue by breaking down the silos
Export Success Skills

Breaking out of the Canadian bubble: why exporting is a critical strategy

Opportunities for rapid growth are plentiful for Canadian businesses, but most of them lie beyond our shores

Cleantech Canada

September, 19 2017

Ballard creates inexpensive catalyst for hydrogen fuel cells with Japanese partner

The B.C.-based company, alongside cleantech firm Nisshinbo Holdings, has designed a catalyst for its fuel cells made of carbon alloy instead of platinum, significantly reducing production costs
September, 19 2017

Former B.C. government asked oil industry to ‘rewrite’ climate recommendations: documents

The government-appointed Climate Leadership Team released its own recommendations in the fall of 2015, but freedom-of-information requests show meetings with industry to revise the plan were held in secret
September, 19 2017

Electrovaya lands $4.3M lithium-ion battery order from Walmart Canada

The retailer will use the Ontario-based company's batteries to power forklifts in one of its sprawling distribution warehouses


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