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Canada plans $3.6B in retaliatory tariffs on U.S. in aluminium dispute

Freeland says the tariffs will match dollar-for-dollar the costs of the planned 10% import tariff on Canadian raw aluminum that will apply starting Aug. 16

Ottawa sets minimum unemployment rate at 13.1% for EI calculation

In regions with a higher unemployment rate, benefits will be calculated using the actual rate for that region

Fiat Chrysler calls GM's bribery allegations 'preposterous'

GM alleged in a court filing last week that FCA spent millions on bribes by stashing the money in foreign accounts

58% of Americans oppose Trump tariff on Canadian aluminum: survey

Polling firm Leger says numbers reflect a lack of a clear rationale for the action by the mercurial US president.

Responding to COVID-19: Industry Leadership Honours

Manufacturers and their workforces are among the heroes who have battled the spread of COVID-19, and we are going to recognize them with a virtual gala event September 17, 2020 at 11 am ET.

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Automating to innovate on the factory floor

A virtual summit co-hosted by Manufacturing AUTOMATION and Canadian Plastics looked at what role automation will play in recovery for manufacturers » Read more

Critical pest prevention measures during the pandemic for food processors

Although any pest is detrimental for stock, food safety and audit scores, rodents are particularly troublesome » Read more

COVID-19 could have a lasting, positive impact on workplace culture

Catching a glimpse of a co-worker’s baby or pet can help humanize workplaces and make colleagues more understanding and empathetic » Read more

A second COVID-19 wave? Here are 6 lessons from the first

The spread of COVID-19 can be reduced with simple actions » Read more

Why scientists intentionally spilled oil into a Canadian lake

A research team carefully spilled dilbit into mini-lakes to uncover the real-world responses of the oil and its impact on aquatic life » Read more

Small business owners rank government aid programs

While CEBA, CEWS well used, CECRA continues to fall short, according to CFIB » Read more

Energy efficient technologies to change global building automation systems market

Integration of operational technology with information technology will continue to influence the dynamics of this market » Read more
Business Intelligence 

Digital readiness and how businesses are responding to the “new normal”

Decide where you are going and what you want to achieve, then gradually work towards it. » Read more

Putting process optimization on the fast track

CLPM solutions automatically capture and model data from integrating and non-integrating processes. » Read more

Insect apocalypse? Not so fast, at least in North America

Insects have evolved adaptations that enable them to live in a huge range of environments around the globe » Read more

New project supports Canadian food processing needs

Ingredient suppliers to work with processors to develop new plant-based protein products » Read more