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Ford to Scrap Labour Reform

CBJ — Ontario Premier Doug Ford plans to scrap labour reform legislation that had been spearheaded by the previous provincial government. Among the main changes was a bump in minimum wage, [...]

USMCA Deal Unlikely to Alter Dairy Pricing

CBJ — Industry experts say the new U.S.-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA), which allows the U.S. greater market to the domestic dairy market, won’t likely have much of an impact on [...]

Maple Leaf Buying Viau Foods for $215M

CBJ — Maple Leaf Foods has signed a deal to buy Viau Foods for $215 million. Viau is known for making Italian cooked, dry-cured and charcuterie meats. For Maple Leaf, the deal expands its [...]

Legault Outlines Plans for Quebec

CBJ — Quebec Premier-designate Francois Legault says one of his first issues will be dealing with the impact of the new United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement. A discussion with the federal [...]

Husky Makes $6.4 Billion Bid for MEG Energy

CBJ — Calgary-based Husky Energy has made a $6.4 billion hostile bid to acquire MEG Energy. In a statement released to the media Husky says the proposed merger would “create a [...]

Dollar Strengthens Following USMCA Deal

CBJ — The Canadian dollar moved immediately higher after news broke that Canada reached a deal to join the United States and Mexico in a new North American trade agreement, which will now [...]

Canada-U.S. Secure Trade Deal

CBJ — It took 14 months of long, arduous negotiating but Canada and the U.S. finally reached an agreement on a new free trade deal and it came literally hours before the final deadline [...]

Ontario Ending Drive Clean Program

CBJ — The Ontario Drive Clean program will officially come to an end as of April 1, 2019. Premier Doug Ford made the announcement this morning. The Drive Clean program was initiated in [...]

Economy Up 0.2% in July

CBJ — The nation’s economy grew by 0.2% in July thanks in large part to the strength in the manufacturing sector. The figures released by Statistics Canada means that expectations are [...]

Shopify Investing $500M in Toronto

CBJ — Shopify Inc. is investing up to $500 million for a downtown Toronto development, more than doubling the company’s footprint in the city. The Ottawa-based e-commerce company will [...]

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