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Labatt to partner with Tilray to tap cannabis drink market

Toronto | Reuters — Anheuser-Busch InBev, the world’s largest brewer, and Canadian pot producer Tilray Inc. are partnering in a US$100 million joint venture to research cannabis-infused non-alcoholic drinks for the Canadian market, the companies said Wednesday. The alliance, the latest in a string of deals by global alcohol and tobacco giants in Canada’s cannabis

Sources say GM to use Oshawa plant to expand pickup output

Toronto | Reuters — General Motors will use its Oshawa, Ont. assembly plant to expand production of pickup trucks for the North American market if a tentative agreement with Canadian auto workers is ratified, sources familiar with Canadian labour negotiations said Wednesday. Oshawa’s manufacturing plant, which employs some 2,500 workers, will install component parts and


CN Rail, union reach quick deal after government threat

The federal government was preparing to stop a strike before it happened

Canadian National Railway Co. reached a deal Feb. 5 to avert a strike by conductors and yard workers after the Conservative government said it would use back-to-work legislation to keep the country’s biggest railway operating. The Teamsters Canada Rail Conference gave notice earlier in the day that it intended to strike as soon as Feb.

CN optimistic on union deal as strike deadline nears

Canadian National Railway Co , the country’s largest railroad, said on Monday it is continuing talks with the union representing about 3,300 conductors and other workers and is optimistic a contract deal will be reached ahead of a strike deadline early on Tuesday. At one minute after midnight on Tuesday, the union and company will