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November 22, 2018

Ottawa’s fall update: $16B competitiveness response to US tax reforms

Plan to help Canada compete with the US for investment dollars forecasts slightly deeper annual deficits over the coming years.

‘We will fight’ in court if back to work legislation passes, postal union warns

Trudeau government has introduced legislation to force an end to rotating strikes by Canada Post employees.

Morneau hopes new NAFTA deal signed next week, stresses tariff issue is separate

He says Canada is working with the U.S. to solve the tit-for-tat tariff dispute; won't make one set of negotiations contingent on another.

UK and EU agree draft text on future relations after Brexit

The 26-page draft declaration was agreed upon at a technical level by negotiators and endorsed Thursday by the European Commission.

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Ottawa has a competitiveness plan, but it’s unclear how much help is needed

Focus will be on targeted measures to attract investment, rather than broad-based corporate tax reductions. » Read more

Experimental plane flies silently, may lead to quiet drones

The craft generates thrust by applying a strong electric field to the air, a process called "ionic wind." » Read more

Biologist fears extent of bird mortality may grow after NL oil spill

A massive spill at Husky Energy's offshore SeaRose platform could kill thousands of birds. » Read more

Analysis: Rising US, China rivalry deepening rifts in Asia

Clash between the world's two biggest economies is shaking regional amity. » Read more

Morneau’s update bolsters struggling media with $600M in tax measures

The goal is for the program to be funded by the government but have no role for politicians to decide what constitutes a media outlet or who would be eligible » Read more

Key points in the Brexit deal between Britain and the EU

A few key points on the withdrawal agreement for either side regarding trade, financial services, employment, security and the Irish border » Read more

Canadian banks look to in-house hackers to improve and test cybersecurity

Banking institutions, not including investment banks, report the highest level of cyber incidents at 47 per cent, followed by universities and the pipeline transportation subsector » Read more

Mars revisited: NASA spacecraft days away from risky landing

NASA's InSight will be the first American spacecraft to land since the Curiosity rover in 2012 and the first dedicated to exploring underground » Read more

PEMAC: GTA Chapter Professional Development and Tour

Nov. 29, 2018
Location: UOIT, Oshawa, Ont.
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