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October 17, 2017

Aerospace shocker: Bombardier gives Airbus majority stake in CSeries unit

The 50.1 per cent interest in the CSeries is a way to avoid huge import duties imposed by the U.S., but neither Bombardier or the Quebec government will be paid any money. A giddy Airbus executive called the deal a 'win-win'


October 17, 2017

Ontario auditor general blasts Liberal government’s handling of hydro cuts

In order to "obscure" the true cost of its 25 per cent electricity rate cut, Bonnie Lysyk said the Ontario Liberals have created an "unnecessary, complex financing structure" that will cost ratepayers $4 billion "extra" in the long run
October 17, 2017

Bombardier shares soar after Airbus deal

Under the deal, the CSeries headquarters and main assembly line will remain in the Montreal area, but a second line will be set up at Airbus's plant in Alabama
October 17, 2017

First nation asks Trudeau to help stop U.S. plans to drill in Arctic refuge

The Arctic National Wildlife Refuge, which Vuntut Gwitchin First Nation Chief Bruce Charlie called 'the Serengeti of the Arctic,' which will likely be devastated by planned U.S. oil exploration and production

October 17, 2017

Greenpeace report blasts top tech firms for toxic enviro impact

The report details the hidden climate costs behind consumer products that have defined the 21st century: mobile computing devices like smartphones and tablet computers
October 17, 2017

‘If we thought it was bad, it’s worse:’ Alberta methane releases underestimated

A new study, the first to use aerial flyovers to measure fugitive emissions in Alberta's oil and gas industry, suggests methane levels are up to 3.6 times previously reported figures in one production region

October 17, 2017

Here’s why the U.S. is trying to kill dairy supply management

Dairy supply management blocks out foreign production from the Canadian market, and is a thorn in the side of trade negotiators as other countries look for freer access to Canada's food markets, but there's more to it...
October 17, 2017

CAMI workers accept GM proposal ‘we’re ready to go back to work’

The automaker threatened last week to shift more production to Mexico if a settlement wasn't reached swiftly. The two sides agreed to a deal days later, but the workers didn't gain much


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, 17 2017

Volvo’s electric car unit unveils first model, a sporty carbon fiber coupe

Forget the Swedish brand's reputation for safety and comfort, to take on Tesla and win over new EV buyers, Volvo's new Polestar division has its sights set on performance
October, 16 2017

Tesla fires hundreds of workers after annual reviews

It's estimated 400 to 700 Tesla employees have lost their jobs in a housekeeping move that trimmed workers in manufacturing, administrative and sales jobs
October, 13 2017

Canada, U.K. partner to reduce global coal-fired power proliferation

The International Energy Agency says the world's reliance on coal has to start diminishing by 2020 if there is any hope of meeting the Paris climate change accord goals


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