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December 4, 2018

Canada’s employers boost salaries to attract new talent

But the Hays annual salary survey shows pay for existing staff lags

Ottawa needs to listen harder to scientists about climate change: letter

No time for transitional economies, action needed within the next few years.

Alberta orders 8.7% oil production cut to help deal with low prices

Low prices raising concerns the oilpatch will have to find savings elsewhere by slashing capital spending or jobs.

A look at what happened at the G20 summit in Argentina

Trump dug in his heels on climate change and language referencing protectionism.

US-China trade cease fire does little to narrow differences

Only postponing US tariff hikes on Chinese goods for 90 days while the two sides negotiate.

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Average family to pay $400 more for groceries next year: report

Food prices will rise between 1.5% to 3.5% next year; vegetables will see the biggest price jumps – between 4% and 6%. » Read more

Car quotas and labour rights: Two key changes to USMCA

Canada will be able to export up to 2.6 million passenger vehicles into the US tariff-free. » Read more

Planet Earth working on 3 Mars landers to follow InSight

A European-Russian robot, a Chinese craft, and an orbiter from the United Arab Emirates are due to explore the red planet. » Read more

GM’s new technologies push expected to boost car sharing

Peer-to-peer platform allows GM customers to rent out their vehicles, offsetting some ownership costs. » Read more
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Washington to pay respects, bid farewell to George H.W. Bush

The former U.S. president and World War II veteran passed away over the weekend. He was 94 » Read more

Ontario moving ahead with legal challenge of planned federal carbon tax

The Tory election platform budgeted $30-million for a carbon tax court challenge » Read more

Ghosn’s legal woes highlight governance failings in Japan

After the high profile arrest of Nissan's chairman, questions are being raised about corporate culture and a lack of oversight in Japan, which could be leading to bad behaviour among executives » Read more

GMC Sierra is Canada’s Truck King

The Canadian Truck King Challenge, which celebrated its 12th anniversary this year, provides the unique opportunity to evaluate trucks in real-world use » Read more

A3 Business Forum

January 14 - January 16, 2019
Location: Orlando, Florida
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Metalworking Manufacturing & Production Expo

April 03, 2019
Location: Winnipeg, MB
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Plast-Ex 2019

June 04 - June 06, 2019
Location: Toronto
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