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January 31, 2019

Two Canadian engineering giants are headed in starkly different directions

One is dialling back its expectations, the other growing by leaps and bounds.

For US-China trade talks, hopes are high, expectations low

Trump administration to escalate its tariffs on US$200 billion worth of Chinese imports from 10% to 25% on March 2.

Small business confidence rises, but behind 2018 levels: CFIB

Manufacturing was down 1.5 points from a 58 in December.

Bankrupt energy companies can't abandon old wells, Supreme Court rules

Since the case went to court, an estimated 1,800 wells representing more than $100 million in liabilities have been abandoned.

US protectionism lowers Canadian manufacturers' confidence

PLANT Outlook 2019 study shows they’re expecting business to be good, but confidence has tumbled since last year

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Modernize your payments: More efficient means lower operations costs

Key factors: real-time delivery of low-value payments and a data-messaging standard. » Read more...

CGI Group says Brexit and a slowing global economy offer opportunities

The Montreal-based IT consultancy has tended to develop more swiftly in times of economic uncertainty. » Read more...

Tips to help small business owners choose a marketing method

Many owners find that low-tech marketing methods can work for them. » Read more...

Foreign Secretary: Brexit may have to be delayed

A delay may be necessary to pass legislation to implement Brexit, as existing trade agreements with the EU will effectively cease » Read more

Germany sees surge in new solar power as prices drop

Germany plans to switch off its nuclear plants by 2022 and is considering a proposal to stop burning coal for electricity by 2038 » Read more

CN Rail mechanics ratify four year contract with 11 per cent wage increase

Negotiations began Oct. 5 with Unifor saying that wages, benefits and the contracting out of repair and overhaul work were key issues » 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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