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  • 2 hours ago
    Prime Minister Justin Trudeau today unveiled Canada’s strategy to the displacement of Rohingya people from Myanmar. This strategy is based on recommendations highlighted in the final report from the Prime Minister’s Special Envoy to Myanmar, the Honourable Bob Rae. Canada will lead on several initiatives, including those to improve living conditions of Rohingya refugees in camps and settlements;...
  • 3 hours ago
    The Prime Minister, Justin Trudeau, today issued a statement on the 104th anniversary of the Komagata Maru incident, which involved a group of citizens of the British Raj being denied entry to Canada in 1914. “Today, we remember the victims of the Komagata Maru incident. We honour the contributions of Canada’s South Asian community and all people who have come to this country and offered the best...
  • 3 hours ago
    The Asia Pacific Foundation of Canada (APF Canada) is seeking the services of research organizations, polling firms, or other bodies to conduct business surveys and interviews in major Asian economies, including China, India, Japan, South Korea, Singapore, and Vietnam. APF Canada seeks to gauge the attitudes of Asian business leaders and policy experts towards deeper economic engagement with...
  • Yesterday
    Richmond, B.C.-headquartered Bioasis Technologies Inc., a biopharmaceutical company developing a proprietary platform technology for the delivery of therapeutics and the treatment of central nervous system disorders, has signed an initial collaboration for the development and manufacturing of ‘xB3-001’, Bioasis's lead investigational biological candidate to treat brain cancer. Headquartered in...
  • Yesterday
    Quebec City-headquartered Caisse de dépôt et placement du Québec (CDPQ), an investment management company, and Invenergy today announced an increase of CDPQ's stake in Invenergy Renewables LLC, North America's largest privately held renewable energy company. With this transaction, CDPQ will have a 52.4 percent economic ownership in Invenergy Renewables, while Invenergy will continue to be the...
  • Yesterday
    In January 2018, Vancouver-headquartered RepliCel Life Sciences, a regenerative medicine company focused on developing cell therapies for aesthetic and orthopedic conditions, and Ningbo, Zhejiang Province, China-headquartered YOFOTO Health Industry Co. Ltd. announced their intent to form a strategic partnership in greater China. The revised agreement announced today involves an upfront investment...
  • 5 days ago
    Montreal-based PyroGenesis Canada Inc., which designs, develops, and manufactures plasma-based systems and plasma torch systems, has signed its first major exclusive commercial agreement for the sale of titanium powders for use in the additive manufacturing industry, after having been qualified as an approved supplier by a client in Asia. The agreement provides for a minimum sales volume of 10,...
  • 5 days ago
    Saskatoon-based fertilizer firm Nutrien Ltd. is selling most of its 32-per-cent stake in Chilean fertilizer and lithium producer Sociedad Quimica y Minera de Chile S.A. (SQM) in a US$4.1-billion deal. The stock sale to China's Tianqi Lithium Corp., based in Chengdu, Sichuan Province, was a regulatory requirement stemming from the January, 2018 merger of Calgary-based Agrium Inc. and Potash Corp....
  • 5 days ago
    Husky Oil Operations (China) Limited, a division of Calgary, Alberta-headquartered Husky Energy, has signed two production sharing contracts (PSCs) with China National Offshore Oil Corporation’s CNOOC Limited. The PSCs are for two exploration blocks located in the Beibu Gulf of the South China Sea. According to the terms of the PSCs, Husky will act as the operator during the exploration period...
  • 6 days ago
    Organigram Holdings Inc., a leading licenced producer of medical marijuana based in Moncton, New Brunswick, today announced that it has received a Permit to Export Cannabis from Health Canada that will allow the company to begin its first international shipments. Organigram will now be able to ship dried cannabis products to Cannatrek Medical PTY Ltd., a licenced Australian medical cannabis...
  • 6 days ago
    The Asia Pacific Foundation of Canada (APF Canada) is seeking the services of research organizations, polling firms, or other bodies to conduct business surveys and interviews in major Asian economies, including China, India, Japan, South Korea, Singapore, and Vietnam. APF Canada seeks to gauge the attitudes of Asian business leaders and policy experts towards deeper economic engagement with...
  • May 16, 2018
    Minister of Agriculture and Agri-Food, Lawrence MacAulay, is in China for a week-long mission to showcase Canada's agri-food and seafood, help grow exports for Canadian products and strengthen the trading relationship between the two countries. Minister MacAulay will take part in a number of events from May 14 to 18, including meetings with leading Chinese companies such as e-commerce giant...
  • May 16, 2018
    Guelph, ON-headquartered Canadian Solar Inc., one of the world's largest solar power companies, today announced that its 35 MWp commercial and industrial (C&I) solar portfolio in the state of Karnataka, India reached commercial operation in March 2018. The 35 MWp project is located in Bagalkot District of Karnataka and is expected to generate approximately 54,000 MWh of clean solar power...
  • May 15, 2018
    Guelph, ON-headquartered Canadian Solar Inc., one of the world's largest solar power companies, today announced it has acquired exclusive rights to develop an 8 MWp solar photovoltaic (PV) project in Gangwon Province, South Korea, the Company's first solar project there. The construction of this project will start in early 2019. The South Korea solar market is not new to Canadian Solar. In 2008,...
  • May 14, 2018
    Guelph, Ontario-headquartered Current Water Technologies Inc. (CWTI) and sponsor Canada China Trade Innovation Alliance (CCTIA) will participate in the 2018 China Langfang International Economic and Trade Fair jointly organized by China's Ministry of Commerce and the People's Government of Hebei Province from May 18 to May 21, 2018. The trade fair will introduce the international business...
  • May 14, 2018
    Halifax, Nova Scotia-headquartered DHX Media Ltd. is selling nearly half of its stake in the Peanuts entertainment business to a Sony Corp. division for C$237 million, a move the animation company said would help reduce its debt load and improve its operating results. DHX will retain 41 per cent of the Peanuts empire, while Sony Music Entertainment (Japan) Inc. will own 39 per cent. The family of...
  • May 11, 2018
    Dartmouth, Nova Scotia-headquartered Acadian Seaplants' subsidiary company Acadian Seaplants India, is looking to expand its footprints in the country and has reportedly opened a processing facility in collaboration with Standard Pesticides at Vadodara, Gujarat. Acadia Seaplants has also partnered with 13 Indian agricultural colleges to test their products in India. The company produces seaweed-...
  • May 11, 2018
    Agriculture Minister Lawrence MacAulay and Deputy Minister Chris Forbes will travel to China today for a trade mission aimed at promoting Canadian agricultural trade. According to a report in iPolitics, the Federal Government is under increased pressure from export dependent agriculture groups who say they need improved access to the Chinese market, arguing that country's growing middle class is...
  • May 10, 2018
    The Greater Vancouver Board of Trade released its Greater Vancouver Economic Scorecard 2018 today ranking 20 metropolitan regions around the world on 38 different economic and social issues. Produced in partnership with The Conference Board of Canada, Scorecard 2018 measures regions on 22 economic indicators, including average income, employment, productivity, tax competitiveness, port container...
  • May 10, 2018
    Richmond, B.C.-headquartered Zecotek Photonics Inc.'s new subsidiary, Zecotek Imaging China Ltd., has retained the law firm Lexinter Law Group in Shanghai to safeguard the new manufacturing facility that will produce Zecotek's patented LFS scintillation crystals in China. Zecotek announced May 8 that its Chinese subsidiary is moving to open a wholly owned and operated LFS crystal production...

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