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November 23, 2017

Fair or not, Ontario labour reforms change more than just the minimum wage

While the boost to Ontario's minimum wage was the most contentious issue in the reforms that were passed Nov. 22, there are several other changes that will alter the way many businesses operate


November 23, 2017

U.K. regulator says Oakville, Ont. pharma company is abusing its market dominance

The Competition and Markets Authority alleges Concordia International Corp. abused its market dominance after dramatically increasing the price of a hypothyroidism drug
November 23, 2017

FortisBC makes first LNG shipment to China

FortisBC spokesman Douglas Stout says the small but significant step for the province's LNG export industry could be the first of many shipments from the province
November 23, 2017

Grocers scramble to launch online shopping in the sector’s latest battle for survival

Competition has always been tough in the Canadian grocery business, but Amazon's acquisition of Whole Foods has forced the established players to speed up their plans and investments

November 23, 2017

Pipeline leaks 560 barrels of emulsion in Northern Alberta

Mount Bastion Oil & Gas Corp. reported an oil emulsion spill affected about 5,000 square metres of swampy muskeg, the largest of three pipeline leaks the company has reported in the past 16 months
November 23, 2017

Premium Brands expands in U.S. with three acquisitions worth $200M

The Vancouver-based food company will buy two packaged sandwich businesses as well as a stake in a California bakery

November 23, 2017

Olymel starts work on $8M expansion at Montreal area poultry plant

The project will add new floor space and equipment at the chicken and turkey plant, as well as create 40 jobs
November 23, 2017

Canadian electronics firm Celestica expands Romanian manufacturing plant

The company said the investment was largely a result of a growing European customer base in markets such as smart energy and healthtech


In-Depth

Success Centres

Safety & Sustainability

Fall Prevention Month: A call-to-action to protect workers at heights

For Fall Prevention Month, CSA Group is reminding employers of the resources available that can help them select proper equipment and develop effective safety strategies
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

Building a 3D car with just 49 parts — Adhesives to the rescue

Local Motors turns to LOCTITE® for high-performance manufacturing solution
Revenue Growth

10 B2B Tips To Increase Engagement With Your Distributor Community

Acquiring, maintaining and growing distributors who are busy selling your products involves a strategy all its own
Export Success Skills

Streamline for success

Reducing cash management complexity is crucial to success for Canadian companies doing business in China

Cleantech Canada

November, 20 2017

Smart grid firm Clear Blue spending $1.2M to scale up Toronto operations

The funding will help fuel the cleantech firm's expansion into overseas markets; it has clients in 30 countries after just six years in business
November, 17 2017

Tesla unveils fully-electric big rig in drive to overhaul heavy transport

The automaker said the hauler can tow an 80,000-pound load 500 miles on a single charge, but the ambitious new project adds another level of chaos at Tesla, which is already struggling to ramp up production of its new Model 3 sedan
November, 17 2017

Quebec biofuel firm signs first-of-its-kind deal to supply Australian airline

The deal will see Quebec-based Agrisoma work with Australian farmers to grow Carinata seeds, which will be used to produce oil suitable for aviation


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