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Politics, manufacturers and health care make for strange bedfellows

May 8, 2019

Those looking for ammunition to fight the carbon tax may have found an ally in Canada’s medical community. A new Ipsos report commissioned by the Canadian Medical Association (CMA) shows 53 per cent of Canadians said they’re worried about health care,

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GM car plant to be transitioned to scaled-down parts-stamping facility

May 8, 2019

General Motors and the largest union representing Canada’s auto workers have reached a deal to partly rescue an auto plant in Ontario slated to close this year by converting it to a parts-stamping facility. The plan would help save some

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First Cobalt advances refinery commissioning study

May 8, 2019

First Cobalt Corp. has initiated a scoping-level capacity study to estimate the capital and operating requirements for various production scenarios using cobalt hydroxide as feedstock for the restart of its First Cobalt Refinery in Ontario. Image 1. Top left to right,

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Plastic bottle company expands concentrate offerings to reduce waste

May 7, 2019

One million plastic bottles are bought around the world every minute of each day. One company is stepping up to address the plastic waste crisis by expanding and widening access to its concentrate offerings. “Plastic waste is becoming a bigger

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Wednesday’s shareholders’ meeting will have a large, angry audience

May 7, 2019

Some 200 workers, locked out of their jobs at the ABI aluminum smelter in Quebec since Jan. 11, 2018, will demonstrate at Alcoa’s shareholders’ meeting in Pittsburgh, Penn. tomorrow morning. The members of the United Steelworkers (USW), boarded buses in Trois-Rivières, Que., late Monday

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Clēan Works wins prestigious IAFP award for food safety

May 7, 2019

Ontario’s Clēan Works has won a prestigious award for food safety from an international organization representing more than 70 countries. The International Association for Food Protection (IAFP), with over 4,300 members involved in food safety, has announced that Clēan Works

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Home-delivered prepared meal company eyes billion-dollar Canadian market

May 7, 2019

This summer, Nutrition Fit Plus will open a new 30,000-sq.-ft. production facility in Dorval, Que. to expand its home-delivered prepared meals market in Canada. “We are in the midst of a revolution in dietary habits with an increasing number of people

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Scheer, Trudeau neck-and-neck as voters look for an economic champion

May 6, 2019

Five months from an October national election, voters remain undecided on who they think would best grow the economy — the latest signal of a wide-open race. According to Bloomberg News, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and Conservative Leader Andrew Scheer

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Birkelbach named new head of American International Chemical

May 6, 2019

Charles Hinnant, CEO of LBB Specialties LLC, announced that effective May 15, Darren J. Birkelbach will become President of its subsidiary, American International Chemical (AIC). “The board of LBB Specialties and I are thrilled to appoint such a highly qualified individual to this

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Canadian beer brewers welcome simplified regulations

May 6, 2019

Ottawa announced today that it has modernized Canada’s beer standards, allowing more flexibility in what companies use to make beer and how they do it. “The new labelling changes serve to protect consumer health. Food allergies and intolerances are a real concern and