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Automakers, governments tackling electric car range anxiety

Efforts to extend recharging networks along highways and elsewhere a big psychological boost. » Read full article

Ottawa, provinces quickly agree to Canada Pension Plan reform

Provinces asked to finalize the agreement by July 15; Manitoba and Quebec are out. » Read full article

Bombardier shifting some Q400 work out of Toronto

Outsourcing some work to other countries will affect 200 positions at the Toronto facility. » Read full article

McCain Foods upgrading NB French fry plant in $65M expansion

A new production line to meet growing demand for hash brown patties. » Read full article

Toyota's US robotics boss promises results within 5 years

The US robotics expert tapped to head Toyota’s Silicon Valley research company says the $1 billion investment by the giant Japanese automaker will start showing results within five years. » Read full article

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Solar power park lands in Star Trek-themed Vulcan, Alta.

But it only generates enough electricity for two homes. » Read full article

Liberals to review processes for approving resource projects

Trudeau government holding public reviews of environmental assessments, NEB. » Read full article

Environmental groups challenge Trans Mountain go-ahead

Application for judicial review of NEB recommendation; calling it unlawful. » Read full article

Sawmill jobs at risk as softwood lumber deal with US fades

US proposal would put a 24% quota on Canadian imports. » Read full article

Embrace your inner “Musk”

Elon Musk understands that an idea is just that, until it's made into something. » Read full article

Liberals have an opportunity to simplify Canada’s tax system

Eliminating a large number of ineffective tax expenditures could reduce personal income tax rates. » Read full article

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MainTrain 2016

Sept. 19-22, 2016
Location: Toronto » more info