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  • June 22, 2018
    The Financial Post reports in its June 22, 2018 edition that a Chinese carmaker that wants to bring out a line of electric cars with some self-driving capabilities has selected Waterloo, Ontario-headquartered BlackBerry to provide software designed to ensure critical systems run safely at all times. A Canadian Press dispatch to the Post says that BlackBerry will license its QNX technology for use...
  • June 22, 2018
    Toronto-headquartered Northland Power Inc., an independent power producer that develops, builds, owns and operates facilities that produce 'clean' (natural gas) and 'green' (wind, solar, and hydro) energy, today announced that the Taiwan Bureau of Energy (BOE) has awarded 232 megawatts (MW) to the Hai Long 2 offshore wind farm and 512 MW to the Hai Long 3 offshore wind farm under Taiwan’s...
  • June 21, 2018
    Dementia Care Matters, which is owned by The Salvation Army (Australia), an international charity, is set to expand in Canada in Fall 2018. Dementia Care Matters is an international transformative support and culture change organization with 23 years of experience in this field in the UK, Ireland and Australia. Leveraging its caregiving experience, Dementia Care Matters is proposing a new model...
  • June 21, 2018
    Calgary-headquartered Nexen Energy will begin work on a new C$400-million expansion of its Long Lake project, in a rare return of foreign direct investment to the oil sands. Nexen, a subsidiary of Chinese state-owned oil company CNOOC Ltd., announced Tuesday it had decided to proceed with a project to add 26,000 barrels of oil production per day to its Long Lake oil sands development. The project...
  • June 21, 2018
    Toronto-headquartered Brookfield Property Group, an arm of Brookfield Asset Management Inc., has made a takeover offer for Australia’s Gateway Lifestyle worth the equivalent of C$686 million, topping a rival bid from U.S.-based Hometown America. Brookfield Asset Management is a global alternative asset manager, focused on investing in long-life, high quality assets across real estate,...
  • June 20, 2018
    The University of Waterloo has appointed Dominic Barton, global managing partner of McKinsey & Company and an Asia Pacific Foundation of Canada board member, as the institution's 11th chancellor. Barton will step down as the global leader of McKinsey on July 1, 2018, after serving the maximum of three, three-year terms. In his role at McKinsey, Barton provides strategic advice to national...
  • June 20, 2018
    Montreal-headquartered Bombardier’s Chinese joint venture, CRRC Puzhen Bombardier Transportation Systems Ltd. (PBTS), has been awarded a contract from Shenzhen Airport Co. Ltd. to provide an automated people mover (APM) system to Shenzhen Airport in China. The PBTS joint venture will deliver an integrated system package, including 18 cars, for a 2.6-km APM line connecting an airside satellite to...
  • June 20, 2018
    Vancouver-headquartered Pacton Gold Inc., a junior exploration company focused on acquiring, exploring, and advancing mineral assets in key mining friendly locations globally, has entered into an agreement to acquire 100 per cent of the Bellary Dome exploration licence in Western Australia from Australia-based Marindi Metals Inc. Under the terms of the agreement Pacton will pay C$2M and issue 10,...
  • June 19, 2018
    Toronto-headquartered Chartered Professional Accountants of Canada today announced the signing of a Reciprocal Membership Agreement with the Hong Kong Institute of Certified Public Accountants. The agreement, which came into effect June 1, 2018, supports labour mobility by increasing recognition of qualified professional accountants and expediting the process by which one body's members are...
  • June 19, 2018
    Cronos Australia Pty. Ltd., a joint venture of Toronto-headquartered Cronos Group Inc., a globally diversified and vertically integrated cannabis company with a presence across four continents, has been granted a medicinal cannabis manufacture licence by the Australian Office of Drug Control. This licence permits manufacturing of cannabinoid-based products in Australia and is required for all...
  • June 18, 2018
    Vancouver-headquartered LAT Multilingual Translation and Marketing Inc.’s newly minted Golden Dragon Certification program seeks to help businesses reach, engage, and welcome Chinese visitors. Obtaining a certificate involves completing three mandatory modules and one of four optional sector-specific modules. The mandatory modules are “Understanding Chinese Culture,” “serving your Chinese Guests...
  • June 18, 2018
    Aurora-ON-headquartered Magna International Inc., a global automotive supplier, plans to engineer and build electric vehicles in China, marking the first time North America’s largest auto supplier is expanding its car manufacturing capabilities beyond its 20-year-old Magna Steyr venture. Magna is forming two joint ventures with China’s largest EV maker, Beijing Electric Vehicle Co. (BJEV). The...
  • June 18, 2018
    South Korea has suspended the sale of wheat and flour from Canada after the Canadian Food Inspection Agency announced on June 14, 2018 the discovery of an unapproved genetically modified trait developed by Monsanto Co. to tolerate its Roundup weed-killer in Alberta. Following the announcement of the GMO wheat discovery, Japan’s farm ministry last week suspended its tenders and sales of wheat from...
  • June 18, 2018
    APF Canada has produced a 10-minute video that explains in lay terms what the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) is, how it has evolved, and what that all means for Canada. Special guests feature APF Canada distinguished fellows Don Campbell and Hugh Stephens. Click here to view.
  • June 15, 2018
    Minister of Small Business and Tourism Bardish Chagger will lead a week-long tourism trade mission to China to help Canadian companies take advantage of the Canada-China Year of Tourism as peak tourism season commences. Minister Chagger will lead a delegation of more than two dozen Canadian tourism companies, alongside provincial and territorial ministers and officials, to China from June 23 to...
  • June 15, 2018
    Immigration, Refugee and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) has launched a Student Direct Stream (SDS) to make processing times faster for students from China, India, Vietnam, and the Philippines. Students from those countries who can satisfy a series of criteria encompassing language skills and financial resources will benefit from faster processing times. Students who don’t satisfy the requirements of...
  • June 15, 2018
    Vancouver, B.C.-headquartered Nxgold Ltd. has closed its previously announced non-brokered private placement to raise gross proceeds of approximately C$4,270,525. The offering was upsized from C$1 million on June 1, 2018, due to strong demand. The net proceeds from the offering will primarily be used for exploration at the company's Mount Roe project in the Pilbara region of Western Australia and...
  • June 15, 2018
    Japan's Cabinet today adopted an economic plan that would allow more foreign workers as the rapidly aging country seeks to make up for its declining workforce. Under the plan, Japan would relax visa requirements in sectors facing severe labour shortages such as nursing care, agriculture, construction, and transport — new categories it would start accepting in addition to highly skilled...
  • June 14, 2018
    Minister of International Trade Francois-Philippe Champagne introduced legislation today in the House of Commons for the implementation of the Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for Trans-Pacific Partnership (CPTPP). The CPTPP will provide Canadian exporters and investors across a broad range of sectors with preferential access to fast-growing markets in the Asia Pacific region, including...
  • June 14, 2018
    A memorandum of understanding (MoU) has been signed between India's state government of Maharashtra and the province of Quebec to increase economic co-operation, particularly in areas that include information technology, biotechnology, artificial intelligence, and Indigenous rights and inclusion. The pact was signed by Quebec premier Philippe Couillard and Maharashtra's chief minister Devendra...

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