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Canadian economy posts worst showing on record in 2020 - National

Canadian economy posts worst showing on record in 2020 – National

The Canadian economy posted its worst showing on record in 2020 as the COVID-19 pandemic swept across the country shutting down businesses and putting people out of work. Statistics Canada says real gross domestic product shrank 5.4 per cent in 2020, the steepest annual decline since comparable data was first recorded in 1961. The…

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COMMENTARY: How robotics are changing jobs in Canada - National

COMMENTARY: How robotics are changing jobs in Canada – National

In 2017, I returned to Canada from Sweden, where I had spent a year working on automation in mining. Shortly after my return, the New York Times published a piece called, “The Robots Are Coming, and Sweden Is Fine,” about Sweden’s embrace of automation while limiting human costs. Although Swedes are apparently optimistic about…

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Feds didn’t supply enough resources to end water advisories on First Nations: auditor - National

Feds didn’t supply enough resources to end water advisories on First Nations: auditor – National

The government did not provide the support needed to ensure First Nations communities have access to safe drinking water, says federal auditor general Karen Hogan in a report released Thursday. “We are very concerned, and honestly, disheartened that this long-standing issue is still not resolved,” Horgan told a news conference in Ottawa. Indigenous Services…

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Canada blocks Chinese Arctic gold mine takeover, citing national security

Canada blocks Chinese Arctic gold mine takeover, citing national security

Canadian officials have rejected Shandong Gold Mining’s bid to acquire Canada’s TMAC Resources, the companies said, with the Chinese miner adding that the sale was blocked on national security grounds. As the coronavirus pandemic has caused economic dislocation, countries from Australia to Canada have increased scrutiny on deals by state-run Chinese miners this year….

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Former Mexican president Pena Nieto investigated over alleged campaign corruption - National

Former Mexican president Pena Nieto investigated over alleged campaign corruption – National

The Mexico Attorney General’s Office said Tuesday it is investigating allegations that former President Enrique Pena Nieto partially funded his 2012 election campaign with bribes from the Brazilian construction company Odebrecht, which has admitted to involvement in widespread corruption in Latin America. Attorney General Alejandro Gertz Manero said in a video statement that a former…

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China says US ‘oppressing’ Huawei with ‘national security risk’ label - National

China says US ‘oppressing’ Huawei with ‘national security risk’ label – National

China on Wednesday demanded Washington stop “oppressing Chinese companies” after U.S. regulators declared telecom equipment suppliers Huawei and ZTE to be national security threats. The Federal Communications Commission on Tuesday blocked the Chinese vendors from receiving subsidies from a government fund, stepping up efforts to limit their access to the U.S. market. Read more: China demands U.S….

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