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Coalition of skilled trades challenge Ontario’s slackening of compulsory certification

A coalition of Ontario skilled trades workers have launched a legal challenge to the provincial government’s overhaul of the compulsory trade system introduced in the 2016 budget.

Canadian manufacturing sales fall in October: StatCan

October manufacturing sales fell 0.4 per cent from September following two months of increases, with much of the decline attributed to temporary shutdowns at automotive plants in Ontario, reports Statistics Canada.

Nova Chemicals spending $2B on new facility and expansion in Ontario

Nova Chemicals Corp. says it expects to invest in excess of $2 billion on two new growth projects for its Ontario operations.

Advancement of women in manufacturing, CME report

Canadian Manufacturers & Exporters (CME) released its action plan to promote and inspire women to pursue careers in manufacturing in October 2017.

Ontario’s Legislation to create Fair Workplaces and Better Jobs receives Royal Assent

Ontario’s landmark Fair Workplaces, Better Jobs Act, 2017, received Royal Assent on November 27, 2017. The minimum wage will increase to $14 an hour on January 1, 2018, and to $15 an hour on January 1, 2019.
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Oil shear technology ensures brakes will operate in the dust

As counterintuitive as it seems, the right brakes can speed up a production line. That’s what happened when a concrete block manufacturer began switching out faulty brakes for brakes that use oil shear technology. Maintenance downtime plummeted and the production line was more efficient – even the quality of the blocks reflected the change. » Read More

50th Annual Canadian Mineral Processors Conference

Date: January 23 - 25, 2018
Location: Ottawa
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PEMAC Alberta Chapter Dinner Meeting

Date: February 15, 2018
Location: Calgary, Alberta
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