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BoC holds key interest rate at 4.5%, bumps growth forecast for 2023

The central bank said its governing council will continue to assess whether interest rates are high enough to bring inflation back to target.


Grocery conglomerates have politicians and shoppers questioning rising prices

Loblaw, Sobeys and Metro make up more than half of all food retail sales in Canada, according to the Who's Who 2022 report by industry trade magazine Canadian Grocer.


CFIB says that small businesses believe CRA has grown worse over the last three years

Three in ten (31%) businesses and 76% of tax practitioners think CRA's service got worse in the last three years.


 
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Unifor releases statement in support of Ford's investment

Unifor says it selected Ford as its target pushing for government-backed funding commitments from automakers to invest in electric vehicle manufacturing at Canadian facilities. » Read More...
 
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Kidde launches new smart devices and products in Canada

These smart devices can also transform existing hardwired interconnected Kidde alarms into smart ones with an integrated solution that offers whole-home detection. » Read More...
 
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Polysleep announces the release of two new mattresses

Polysleep says their mattresses are composed of an ISO-certified antimicrobial medical foam that protects the mattress from bacteria and dust mite infestations. » Read More...
 
 
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Are you making these common technology selection, adoption and implementation mistakes?

Selecting and implementing technology such as an ERP is a great way to digitally transform your manufacturing business, however, there are key considerations that can determine how successful your initiative will be. So, if you are considering buying your first ERP system, switching providers, or looking to maximize your existing investment, join us for this live webinar to learn about common pitfalls to avoid and essential business considerations that can ensure your tech adoption initiative is successful.

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Modern Forecasting Technology: Changing the game for manufacturers

Using a cloud-based system, you can collect data from disjointed ERPs, organize it to provide a single source of truth, and put it to work. » Read More...

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The mechanical challenges of PCBA manufacturing and assembly

Manufacturers rely heavily on automated equipment and robotic machinery to perform assembly tasks when it comes to creating circuit boards. » Read More...

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Employee resilience isn’t the magic bullet solution to adversity that organizations think it is

Studies have found that managers respond to business turbulence by emphasizing employee resilience in the workplace. » Read More...

 
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Economy added 35,000 jobs in March, unemployment rate still hovering near record low

The Canadian economy added 35,000 jobs last month, while the unemployment rate held steady at five per cent. » Read More...

US adds a healthy 236,000 jobs despite Fed’s rate hikes

America’s employers added a solid 236,000 jobs in March, suggesting that the economy remains on solid footing despite the nine interest rate hikes the Federal Reserve has imposed over the past year in its drive to tame inflation. » Read More...