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U.S. apparel firm cuts off Chinese factory in internment camp

U.S. apparel firm cuts off Chinese factory in internment camp

A U.S. supplier of T-shirts and other team apparel to college bookstores has cut ties with a Chinese company that drew workers from an internment camp holding targeted members of ethnic minority groups. In recent years, authorities in the far west Chinese region of Xinjiang have detained an estimated 1 million Uighurs and Kazakhs in heavily-secured facilities where detainees say […]

Japanese auto supply giant Denso joins Montreal AI cluster

Japanese auto supply giant Denso joins Montreal AI cluster

MONTREAL — Japanese auto supply giant Denso Corp. is joining Montreal‘s burgeoning artificial intelligence scene with the launch of a research and development lab in the city. Chief executive Koji Arima said Thursday that Montreal‘s collaborative AI ecosystem attracted his company to the area as Denso makes a push to open R&D labs around the world. Quebec premier Francois Legault, […]

N.B. cannabis retailer lays off staffers as ‘operational needs‘ become clear

N.B. cannabis retailer lays off staffers as ‘operational needs‘ become clear

FREDERICTON — New Brunswick‘s cannabis retailer is laying off staff, saying it has a better understanding of "operational needs" three months after the historic legalization of recreational marijuana. Cannabis NB said most of the about 60 layoffs involved people with seasonal contracts, but some are part-time or full-time employees. Spokeswoman Marie-Andree Bolduc said Thursday that despite supply challenges, operations have […]

Aimia completes sale of Aeroplan loyalty program to Air Canada, repays debt

Aimia completes sale of Aeroplan loyalty program to Air Canada, repays debt

MONTREAL — Air Canada has completed its purchase of the Aeroplan loyalty program from Aimia Inc., assuring customers their miles will be honoured on a "one-to-one basis" when the airline‘s new rewards program launches in 2020. "Air Canada is creating an industry-leading loyalty program that aims to provide unmatched flexibility, choice and convenience for customers when it debuts in 2020," […]

NEB wants marine protection program from Trans Mountain pipeline builder

NEB wants marine protection program from Trans Mountain pipeline builder

VANCOUVER — The National Energy Board would require the creation of a marine mammal protection program for the Trans Mountain pipeline in a series of draft conditions it has laid out before it considers the project. The focus of the review is to apply the Canadian Environmental Assessment Act and the Species at Risk Act to project-related marine shipping, the […]

Asian stocks rise on Fed restraint, U.S.-China trade hopes

Asian stocks rise on Fed restraint, U.S.-China trade hopes

SINGAPORE — Asian markets were mostly higher on Friday as investors cheered a more restrained Federal Reserve and U.S.-China trade talks. KEEPING SCORE: Japan‘s Nikkei 225 index advanced 0.7 per cent to 20,306.16 and South Korea‘s Kospi was 0.4 per cent higher at 2,071.18. Hong Kong‘s Hang Seng rose 0.1 per cent to 26,559.47. The Shanghai Composite index was up […]

Cutting to survive: What‘s behind JLR and Ford job losses?

Two major car manufacturers, knitted into British public life, announcing job losses on the same day, just as the political world is tied up in Brexit knots. So was this a good day to bury bad news? Well perhaps. But you could also argue that, painful though it will be for those who lose their jobs, these two companies are […]