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Feds to support women entering the manufacturing sector

via Canadian Metalworking The Government of Canada has announced plans to support projects that improve women’s economic security by investing $498,000 in federal funding to the Canadian Manufacturers & Exporters (CME) to help increase women’s participation in Canada’s manufacturing sector. There has been no increase in the share of manufacturing jobs held by women over the last [...]

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Despite progress, threat of 232 tariffs dominates NAFTA negotiations

Chrystia Freeland says Canada has been guided by a single metric – getting a deal. But Sec. 232 has emerged as a major issue, say trade watchers via Canadian Manufacturing WASHINGTON – Despite the eye-popping figures thrown around in the NAFTA conversation – $2 billion in daily trade, 18 million autos built each year, hundreds [...]

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Ford Motor told to pay Thai customers for transmission woes

The latest payments add a notch to a string of issues with the Ford transmissions, which have resulted in a lawsuit settlement in the U.S. and a fine in Australia via Canadian Manufacturing BANGKOK – A Thai court has ordered Ford Motor Co. to pay 291 customers a total of about $720,000 in compensation for [...]

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Ontario PCs introduce legislation to scrap Green Energy Act

via Global News Doug Ford‘s Progressive Conservative government has introduced legislation to put an end to the province’s Green Energy Act. The legislation was tabled just before 1:30 p.m. ET Thursday. A formal announcement was made by energy minister, Greg Rickford, and infrastructure minister, Monte McNaughton. CONTINUE READING

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StatCan – Manufacturing sales edge up in July

Transportation equipment and chemical industries help boost manufacturing sector sales via Canadian Manufacturing OTTAWA – Statistics Canada says manufacturing sales increased 0.9 per cent in July to $58.6 billion, boosted by the transportation equipment and chemical industries. Economists had expected an increase of 0.6 per cent, according to Thomson Reuters Eikon. The growth came as [...]

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GM recalls over 240,000 vehicles to fix rear brake problem

Dealers will bleed the brakes to remove gas, which should resolve the issue via Canadian Manufacturing DETROIT – General Motors is recalling more than 240,000 vehicles, mainly in the U.S. and Canada, to fix a problem that could hamper rear brake performance. The recall covers many GMC Terrain, Buick Lacrosse and Regal, Cadillac XTS and [...]

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256 lose jobs as manufacturing ends at Kraus Group

via therecord.com WATERLOO — More than 250 employees are out of work with the closing of the Kraus Group of Companies’ carpet manufacturing operations in Waterloo. The company issued a news release Tuesday afternoon stating that it had been granted creditor protection, and that another firm, Q.E.P. Co. Inc., will acquire Kraus’ hard surface and [...]

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Greenpeace Canada suing Ontario govt over repeal of cap and trade

The lawsuit alleges the government unlawfully failed to hold public consultations on a regulation to cancel the program via Cleantech TORONTO – An environmental advocacy group is turning to the courts in an effort to halt the Ontario government’s plan to scrap the province’s cap-and-trade system, alleging the lack of consultation on the issue violated [...]

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Co-op Job Postings Are Now Being Accepted for the Winter 2019 Work Term

Now is a great time to post your co-op job opportunity for the winter work term – January to the end of April. Degree, Graduate Certificate, Advanced Diploma and Diploma students are available. Easily Post or Re-Post a Job Now Via your MyCareer account (preferred) mycareer.conestogac.on.ca/employers/employer.htm Via email Send us the details: mycareer@conestogac.on.ca Conestoga College offers [...]

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Air Canada says mobile app breach affects 20,000 customers

Customers may have had their personal information “improperly accessed” via Canadian Manufacturing MONTREAL –Some 20,000 Air Canada customers woke up Wednesday to learn their personal information may have been compromised after a breach in the airline’s mobile app, which prompted a lock-down on all 1.7 million accounts until their passwords could be changed. Air Canada [...]

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