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October 12, 2017

Capital investment in Canada’s auto sector well below pre-recession levels: report

DesRosiers Automotive Consultants says investment has been almost cut in half, noting "Canada's loss of investment market share to Mexico and the southern U.S. over this period has been well documented"


October 16, 2017

Bombardier exploring sale of Q400, CRJ units amid CSeries trouble: report

The company is looking into selling its Toronto- and Montreal-based turboprop and regional jet programs as Boeing puts the screws to its new CSeries jets in a subsidy dispute, Bloomberg reports
October 16, 2017

BoC says business optimism is moderating

The Bank of Canada says several indicators in its most recent survey have been tempered from strong summer survey results, including businesses' plans to increase spending over the next 12 months
October 16, 2017

End of oil scarcity force changes to Canadian producers’ strategies

Suncor executive Steve Reynish said the industry is beginning to view oil as a plentiful resource after decades of scarce supply

October 16, 2017

Emerging trends fundamentally changing Canadian businesses, says BDC report

Embracing digital technology and workforce diversity are just two of the key business trends identified by BDC's most recent report
October 16, 2017

Ottawa to reduce small business tax rate to 9 per cent

The addition of a tax cut to the federal Liberal government's small business tax reform plan appears to be the political equivalent of a spoonful of sugar to quell an angry backlash to proposed tax reform

October 16, 2017

Commercial plane hits drone near Quebec City, suffers minor damage

A small Skyjet plane carrying eight passengers collided with a drone about three kilometres from Quebec City's airport last week, the first such case in Canada
October 16, 2017

Toronto’s Pearson Airport’s ground crew ends strike against employer Swissport

The 700 ramp equipment operators, baggage handlers, cabin cleaners and other ground crew workers went on strike July 27 to protest pay and benefits cuts and scheduling issues


In-Depth

Success Centres

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

Two-speed core drill offers efficient way to drill, tap and twist

The new JMU tools top the class with their compact design and versatility

 


Productivity Improvement

Golfing success secured with LOCTITE®

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

Marketing timelines all B2B owners should know

It can take between two to three years to really experience the momentum that a proper B2B marketing strategy can provide your business
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

October, 13 2017

SDTC invest $5.4M in Halifax firm working on breakthrough ultra-thin solar cells

Metamaterial Technologies is developing solar cells 70 per cent thinner than those on the market today; they could be integrated into planes and cars to slash transportation emissions
October, 12 2017

Oil giant Shell makes electric vehicle play, scoops up charging firm

The company plans to buy NewMotion, an EV charging company with 30,000 charge points across Europe
October, 12 2017

Interprovincial hydro ties will come, even as other renewables see price drops

Natural Resources Minister Jim Carr said building a more integrated Canadian electricity grid will become a priority as Canada moves away from fossil fuels


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