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Public input sought on “Made in Canada” labelling guidelines

May 28, 2019

Ottawa has launched a public consultation on the labelling guidelines for “Product of Canada” and “Made in Canada.” “Consumers want to know when their food has a significant amount of Canadian ingredients, so that they make informed decisions and support domestic food producers,” says Marie-Claude

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Forestry sector gets $2 million boost for clean innovation

May 28, 2019

Ottawa has announced $2 million for FPInnovations at the official opening of its world-class, thermo–mechanical-pulp biorefinery (TMP-Bio) plant in Thunder Bay, Ont. “FPInnovations welcomes Natural Resources Canada’s support toward clean innovation in the Canadian forest sector,” says Stéphane Renou, president and CEO of FPInnovations.

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Canada takes first steps to ratify new NAFTA deal

May 28, 2019

Canada took a first step toward ratifying a new North American trade agreement on Monday just three days ahead of U.S. Vice President Mike Pence’s trip to Ottawa to discuss passage of the treaty. Foreign Minister Chrystia Freeland presented what

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New funding challenges business to develop fibreglass recycling

May 27, 2019

Transport Canada is challenging small and medium-sized businesses to develop innovative solutions for recycling or reusing fibreglass in an energy-efficient way which recovers as much material as possible. One company that has accepted the challenge is KWI Polymers, which is

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FCL to take over Terra Grain Fuels Belle Plaine ethanol plant

May 27, 2019

Federated Co-operatives Limited (FCL) has announced it will acquire Terra Grain Fuels (TGF) 150 million litre-per-year ethanol plant near Belle Plaine, Sask. This move positions local co-ops across Western Canada to be able to continue to provide transportation fuels to their members to

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Consolidated Container acquires Sonic Plastics

May 27, 2019

Consolidated Container Company (CCC) announced that it has acquired the assets of Sonic Plastics Enterprises. “We are very excited as this acquisition is strategically located in the mountain west region where we continue to drive growth in multiple end markets

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Saturday solidarity march a show of support for locked-out ABI workers

May 27, 2019

Supporters from across Canada and the United States converged on Trois Rivières, Que., Saturday for a massive rally in solidarity with locked-out workers from the nearby ABI aluminum smelter. The 1,030 workers, members of the United Steelworkers (USW) Local 9700, have been locked out of

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Flowmeter market rebounds as oil prices steady, climb upwards

May 23, 2019

A new research study from Flow Research, Volume X: The World Market for Flowmeters, 7th Edition, finds that the worldwide flowmeter market totalled $7.06 billion in 2018 and is projected to approach $8.85 billion by 2023. The worldwide flowmeter market size

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Trump urges Democrats to pass new NAFTA soon

May 22, 2019

President Donald Trump told Democratic congressional leaders on the eve of a White House meeting to discuss restoring the nation’s infrastructure that he first wanted them to pass his replacement for the North American Free Trade Agreement. “Before we get

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SONACA Montreal to have new CEO July 1

May 22, 2019

SONACA Montreal announced today the appointment of Paul Costanzo as its new CEO. Previously serving as chief financial officer of SONACA’s Montreal facility, Costanzo will succeed Sylvain Bédard, who is retiring July 1. Costanzo will report directly to Bernard Delvaux, CEO for the SONACA Group in Belgium.