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Continued slowdown in productivity growth weighs down on living standards – OECD

18/5/2017 – The slowdown in productivity growth – already underway before the crisis – combined with sluggish investment, continued to undermine rises in economic output and material living standards in recent years in many of the world’s economies, according to a new report released today by the OECD. In its latest Compendium of Productivity Indicators, […]

by pmnationtalk on May 18, 20179 Views

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First Mile: Guiding Canada’s Future Investment in Rural Infrastructure – Presentation to Senate Committee

May 17, 2017 A presentation was recently delivered to the Senate Committee on National Finance regarding rural infrastructure investment. The Senate Committee has been studying the design and delivery of the government’s infrastructure commitment, and has asked for comments to address the effects of future infrastructure investments on rural development in Canada. The presentation was submitted by […]

by ahnationtalk on May 17, 201713 Views

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First Nations fisheries success stories shared at forum – CBC

Delegates at a conference in Membertou, Cape Breton, share fishing and aquaculture knowledge May 17, 2017 Close to 300 Indigenous people have gathered in Cape Breton’s Membertou First Nation to learn about new fishery and aquaculture opportunities at the third annual National Indigenous Fisheries and Aquaculture Forum. Government and business people from Canada, the United […]

by ahnationtalk on May 17, 201713 Views

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Cast your vote to name the newest Halifax Transit ferries

Monday, May 15, 2017 (Halifax, NS) – The Halifax Regional Municipality is inviting residents to vote for one of five names proposed for the two newest replacement harbour ferries, expected to be delivered in fall 2017 and summer 2018. Vote online at www.halifax.ca/surveys for one of the following names put forward by residents: Vincent Coleman In 1917, during […]

by pmnationtalk on May 16, 201710 Views

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Eight stories in the news today, May 16 – CP

Source: The Canadian Press May 16, 2017 Eight stories in the news for Tuesday, May 16 ___ JAGMEET SINGH JOINS RACE FOR NDP LEADERSHIP Jagmeet Singh has launched his bid to leap from provincial politics to head the federal New Democrats. If he is successful, he’d be the first non-Caucasian to helm a major federal party. Singh […]

by ahnationtalk on May 16, 201712 Views

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CRTC says wireless companies must be able to send emergency alerts – CP

Source: The Canadian Press May 14, 2017 8:55 By Rob Drinkwater THE CANADIAN PRESS Canada’s telecom regulator says all wireless service providers must be able to send emergency alerts to customers’ cellphones, and has set a deadline for it to happen. The Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission has ordered that by April, 6, 2018, everyone on an LTE […]

by ahnationtalk on May 15, 20179 Views

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Investment supports modernization of fish plant

12 May 2017 TRACADIE (GNB) – The provincial government is investing $555,000 in McGraw Seafood to support the company’s plans to modernize their facilities. “Your government understands how important job creation and economic growth are for all New Brunswickers from all regions of New Brunswick,” said Premier Brian Gallant. “The seafood industry contributes significantly to […]

by pmnationtalk on May 12, 201726 Views

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Atlantic Update – CP

Source: The Canadian Press – Broadcast wire May 11, 2017 5:39 (Dalhousie-Homicide) Testimony is scheduled to resume today in the first-degree murder trial of medical student William Sandeson. Sandeson is accused of killing 22-year-old Taylor Samson in Halifax in August 2015, though his remains have never been found. Earlier this week, Sandeson’s neighbour told the jury that on […]

by pmnationtalk on May 11, 20179 Views

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BMO Celebrating Women: BMO Recognizes Outstanding Women in Halifax Through National Program

HALIFAX, May 10, 2017 – Three local women were honoured at the fifth annual BMO Celebrating Women program in Halifax for their remarkable contribution to business and the community in one of three categories: Innovation and Global Growth, Community and Charitable Giving, and Expansion and Growth in Small Business. The program recognizes female leaders in local […]

by ahnationtalk on May 10, 201716 Views

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Seven stories in the news today, May 9 – CP

Source: The Canadian Press May 9, 2017 Seven stories in the news for Tuesday, May 9 ___ BODY OF MAN MISSING IN QUEBEC FLOODS FOUND; CHILD STILL MISSING Police in Quebec say the body of Mike Gagnon, 37, of Saint-Anne-des-Monts, has been recovered not far from where a strong current pulled a car toward a ran-swollen river […]

by ahnationtalk on May 9, 201712 Views

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