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Canadian drugmakers offer price cuts in face of crackdown

February 6, 2019

Canadian pharmaceutical industry lobby groups, in an effort to head off a planned crackdown on prescription drug prices, offered to give up $8.6 billion in revenue over 10 years, freeze prices or reduce the cost of treating rare diseases, according

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Ottawa, Quebec earmark $6.4M for cellulose nanocrystal facility

February 5, 2019

Canada’s CelluForce Inc.’s innovative cellulose nanocrystal facility will become the world’s first full commercial demonstration-scale plant of its kind, thanks to federal and provincial funding to the tune of $6.4 million. “Our government is proud to support remarkable forest innovation

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Canadian steel industry cries foul over potential U.S. anti-dumping duty

February 5, 2019

A Canadian steel industry group said it would strongly oppose a petition filed by its U.S. counterpart urging anti-dumping duty on certain steel imports from Canada. The Canadian Institute of Steel Construction (CISC) was responding to a petition filed by

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Premier Notley to talk energy on CBC, interact live on social media tonight

February 5, 2019

Alberta Premier Rachel Notley will speak with The National’s Rosemary Barton tonight about the province’s energy sector. According to Canadian Press, Notley will answer questions from Canadians live on social media and in person in Edmonton on the future of the

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MGX Minerals appoints former MP to its renewable board of directors

February 5, 2019

MGX Minerals Inc. has appointed former Member of Parliament Ron MacDonald to its subsidiary MGX Renewables Inc. board of directors. “Mr. MacDonald’s appointment to MGXR’s board of directors comes at an exciting time, “said MGXR president and CEO Jared Lazerson. “As we begin

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Air Canada to replace plastic with wood stir sticks

February 4, 2019

Air Canada is reducing single-use plastics onboard aircraft and in its workplaces as part of the company’s ongoing commitment to curtail waste. Starting this summer, Air Canada will replace plastic with wood stir sticks in drinks served on all flights,

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Brewing with 100% renewable energy, Budweiser prepares Super Bowl promotion

February 1, 2019

As part of a global initiative, Budweiser Canada announced today that it is now brewed with 100 per cent renewable electricity supported by Direct Energy, one of North America’s largest retail providers of electricity and natural gas. With this partnership, Budweiser Canada

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Rio Tinto’s BC Works smelter now ASI certified

February 1, 2019

Rio Tinto’s BC Works smelter and Kemano Power Operations in British Columbia, Canada, have been certified by the Aluminium Stewardship Initiative (ASI) for meeting the highest internationally recognized standards for environmental, social and governance practices. “We are committed to leading the industry by

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Siemens partners with CIC to bolster cybersecurity workforce training

February 1, 2019

Siemens Canada has announced its corporate membership with the Canadian Institute for Cybersecurity (CIC) housed at the University of New Brunswick. In May 2018, Siemens announced the creation of a Cybersecurity Centre in Fredericton with support from OpportunitiesNB (ONB).  The centre is now operational,

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BASF, Solenis wrap up merger of wet-end paper and water chemicals business

February 1, 2019

Following the approval of all relevant authorities, BASF and Solenis have completed the previously announced merger of BASF’s wet-end paper and water chemicals business with Solenis. “Combining our strong heritages creates the leading customer-focused, global solutions provider for the paper