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January 24, 2019
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Huawei announces 5G smartphone based on own technology

The firm is spending heavily to develop its own chips.

Hydro One, Avista call off merger citing Washington and Idaho rejections

Under the terms of the merger agreement, US$103 million in termination fees go to Avista.

Unifor's Dias rules out boycott in campaign to save GM Oshawa

Ekos Research poll notes 45% of Canadians support an outright boycott.

Canada's China envoy assailed for assessing merits of Meng extradition case

McCallum listed several arguments the legal team representing Huawei's CFO can make in her defence.

Expect economic headwinds: Economist Jayson Myers

He’ll reveal how smart manufacturers will weather the storm: register for free SYSPRO webinar

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Chefs and truck drivers beware: AI is coming for your jobs

Changes will disproportionately affect younger workers who dominate food services and other industries at highest risk for automation. » Read more...

[RANT] Oil and gas is the backbone of the Canadian economy

It has contributed some $117 billion to Canada’s GDP last year. » Read more...

Save the planet: Build an effective energy management plan

It’s good for business, the environment and the community. » Read more...

Engineering for efficiency: Keeping the water flowing

How MetroVan performed a critical infrastructure upgrade while meeting environmental and economic obligations. » Read more...

Jimmy Page's dragon guitar reborn after 50 years on ice

Fender recreates the famous Telecaster played during the last days in the Yardbirds and first days in Led Zeppelin. » Read more...

Tech sector drives demand for office space in Toronto, Vancouver and Montreal

Demand for office space has been outpacing supply across the country, but Toronto is facing a "chronic shortage'' » Read more

PM dismisses calls to fire envoy to China, says focus is on detained Canadians

Trudeau was asked if he intended to recall his envoy to Beijing, John McCallum, for his candid comments about Huawei's Meng Wanzhou » Read more

Forestry and legumes shippers say railways prioritized other commodities

Industries claim embargoes imposed last year by CN and CP have hurt pulp and paper mills, sawmills and exporters of legumes » Read more

Forum 2019: The Changing World of Work

March 5-6, 2019
Location: Winnipeg
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Metalworking Manufacturing & Production Expo

April 3, 2019
Location: Winnipeg, MB
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Plast-Ex 2019

June 4 - June 6, 2019
Location: Toronto
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