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April 12, 2018
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Hammond Mfg

Ex-Ontario political aide gets four months jail for deleted gas plant e-mails

David Livingston, chief of staff to former Liberal premier Dalton McGuinty, led from court in handcuffs. Will appeal.


NAFTA deal not close at all: Unifor leader Jerry Dias, from Washington talks

Main issues around auto, labour standards, dispute-resolution rules under Chapter 11 not resolved yet.


Notley 'a little bit more convinced' about federal action on Trans Mountain

Morneau vowed to consider all options to get Kinder Morgan Inc.'s stalled pipeline project moving again.


Zuckerberg: Regulation 'inevitable' for social media firms

No consensus and few specifics about what that might look like – or even what the biggest problems are.
 
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Boelter + Lincoln

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Tide turns for Canada’s oil industry, but pipeline issues a constraint: Report

Ability to expand export markets beyond North America key to competitiveness. » Read more
 

Study suggests marine heat waves getting more frequent, lasting longer

The prolonged heat can harm biodiversity, as well as fisheries and aquaculture: scientists. » Read more
 

Muskrat Falls report recommends soil removal from megaproject's reservoir

Initiatives aimed at limiting a spike of methylmercury in wild food sources, such as fish and seals. » Read more
 
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Events 
 
FocusOn - BB3

Focus on Manufacturing Security

April 18, 2018
Location: Mississauga, Ont.
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Partners in Prevention Conference 2018

May 1-2, 2018
Location: Mississauga, Ont.
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73rd STLE Annual Meeting & Exhibition

May 20-24, 2018
Location: Minneapolis
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FABTECH Canada 2018

June 12-14, 2018
Location: Mississauga, Ont.
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