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December 6, 2018

Trump’s push for tariffs squeezes a weakening global economy

Global growth was already slated to slip to 3.5% next year from 3.7%.

China demands Canada release Huawei executive

Meng Wanzhou faces possible extradition to the US, suspected of trying to evade US trade curbs on Iran.

First ministers meeting shaping up to be most acrimonious in years

Trudeau will have to contend with challenges from conservative premiers.

Ford, Volkswagen in talks to build VWs at US Ford plants

Automakers also in talks about an alliance to build commercial vehicles that could lead to other ventures.

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LAPP’s Modular Connectors Adapt to Your Factory

As the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) develops, cables and particularly connectors will not only become more important, they will be indispensable for a long time to come. In fact, connectors are replacing hard wiring because they can easily be released and re-inserted elsewhere when necessary. LAPP's new EPIC® MH is a modular connector system capable of transmitting power, signal and data in a single connector. The series can easily adapt to machines’ modularity and expanding functionality to handle the smart factory’s wide range of stringent requirements as well as virtually any future demands. » Read More
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Climate reality check: Global carbon pollution up in 2018

The calculations put some of the Paris agreement's goals nearly out of reach. » Read more

GM Canada lights up while reducing emissions and costs

St. Catharines propulsion plant lighting project is cutting electricity use. » Read more

Interprovincial trade barriers are a national embarrassment

They cost the Canadian economy up to $130 billion a year, but we can change that. » Read more

Marlboro maker Altria the latest big company to explore pot

Altria is the latest of a large group of tobacco and alcohol companies racing to get a piece of the cannabis market. » Read more
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Adjustable Spot Cooler Delivers Minus 30⁰ Air

EXAIR’s Adjustable Spot Cooler is the low cost, maintenance free solution to a variety of industrial spot cooling problems. With the turn of a knob, you can select the temperature best suited to your application. The Adjustable Spot Cooler provides a precise temperature setting from minus 30 degrees Fahrenheit to room temperature. A swivel magnetic base provides easy mounting and portability. Flexible tubing that holds its position directs the cold air. No moving parts or CFC’s assures maintenance free operation. » Read More

Grassy Narrows First Nation chief not ‘a believer’ in PM’s reconciliation pledge

Staff from Grassy Narrows met Tuesday with Indigenous Services Minister Jane Philpott to discuss progress on the mercury treatment facility » Read more

Social assistance costs ballooned under Liberals, auditor says in report

The auditor's report scrutinizes public spending in a number of areas, including social assistance programs, IT services and public transportation » Read more

U.K. Parliament, PM May’s govt face off in Brexit showdown

Prime Minister Theresa May is struggling to keep the Brexit deal on track as legislators on both sides of Britain's EU membership debate oppose it » Read more

Toyota U.S. chief says car sales are close to bottoming out

Some automakers are cancelling many car models, but Toyota's CEO doesn't see that happening with Toyota. The company's U.S. car sales fell below 30 per cent of sales in November » 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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