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Don't criticize China's treatment of Hong Kong, Beijing warns Canada

Urges the Canadian side to "immediately correct its mistakes" and stop interfering.

Basic income pegged at $98B as calls for it grow due to COVID-19

Cost for the federal government ranges from $47.5 billion and $98.1 billion for six months, depending on claw backs.

Business hiring plans remain muted due to pandemic: B of C

Many service sector and energy companies don't expect a return to pre-pandemic employment levels.

[UPDATE] Trudeau skipping USMCA meeting with Trump, Lopez Obrador

Mexican leader is travelling to DC to celebrate the new North American free-trade deal.

Scientists urge WHO to acknowledge virus can spread in air

UN health agency said it is aware of the article and is reviewing it with technical experts.

Industry 4.0 survey is in the field. We need your input!

Canadian Manufacturing Daily and PLANT Magazine are launching a special report gauging how manufacturers are – or aren’t – engaging with Industry 4.0 technologies. This 12-minute confidential survey will cover adoption and investment in automation, IIoT/IoT, analytics, other technologies and the challenges companies face.

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Vaccine nationalism threatens access to COVID-19 treatments

Gavi proposal gives rich countries first crack at enough vaccine to cover 20% of their population, then poorer countries are guaranteed the vaccine. » Read more

Why fresh US tariffs? Politics, pandemics, Russian aluminum

Aluminum is one of the elemental components of the Canada-US trade relationship. » Read more

Virtual awards event for COVID-19 innovators

PLANT Magazine, Canadian Manufacturing Daily and EP&T Magazine are presenting a virtual gala awards event Sept. 17 to recognize manufacturers that have battled the spread of COVID-19. Their achievements include developing: PPE to protect frontline workers: products to assist the sick and to accelerate testing; and innovations that will have lasting impact post-pandemic. Apply or nominate a company that deserves recognition! » Read more

Rethinking the boundaries between economic life and coronavirus death

Efforts to revive the economy are redrawing the lines between who will prosper, who will suffer and who will die. » Read more

Rethinking immigration can boost the economy

A continual flow of immigrants is essential for economic stability and growth. » Read more
Business Intelligence 

Government grants and incentives are a critical source of funds

How to get your share of $32 billion in grants and other incentives » Learn more

Turndown ratio in AC motor speed control

What to consider when purchasing an AC motor that requires speed control » Learn more

RBC ups targets to build talent pipeline, promote underrepresented groups

Will also make anti-racism and anti-bias training mandatory for all employees. » Read more

Strict emission standards, rising EV sales to fuel Li-ion battery materials

Battery technology will remain the choice for electric vehicles until 2026, finds Frost & Sullivan. » Read more