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meet the Canadian investors who won’t put their money into Facebook or Amazon

Tobacco. Assault weapons. Oil — and any other product or company that contributes to climate change.

That’s the list of industries so-called ethical investors typically avoid, preferring to put their money into stocks of companies that do no harm.

But a couple of new names have joined the toxic list, according to Toronto-based ethical investment advisor Tim Nash.

“The top two companies that tend to get flagged these days as ethically questionable are Facebook and Amazon,” said Nash.

Reports of Amazon’s poor labour practices have made headlines while Jeff Bezos’s billions have grown, and Facebook. “has stoked the division around very contentious issues, whether it’s Black Lives Matter or climate change,” he said.

Add the recent antitrust report by American lawmakers that said big tech companies including Apple and Google abuse their “monopoly” power, and some investors are turning up their noses. 

According to TD Securities, 2020 will be a

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Appnovation Selected by TCL for U.S. and Canadian Website Relaunch

New Digital Design Improves Customer Experience for Top-Selling Electronics Brand

Appnovation worked with TCL to relaunch its U.S. and Canadian consumer websites, improving customer experience for the top-selling electronics brand.
Appnovation worked with TCL to relaunch its U.S. and Canadian consumer websites, improving customer experience for the top-selling electronics brand.
Appnovation worked with TCL to relaunch its U.S. and Canadian consumer websites, improving customer experience for the top-selling electronics brand.

NEW YORK, NY AND VANCOUVER, BC, Oct. 05, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — TCL®, one of the world’s best-selling consumer electronics brands and leading technology companies, selected Appnovation, a global digital consultancy, as its digital partner to redesign and migrate its consumer websites for the U.S. and Canadian regions to a new content management system. A continuation of TCL and Appnovation’s long standing relationship, this project will enable consumers to find and compare products more quickly and easily.

The transformation project includes migrating the North American TCL websites to Adobe Experience Manager. Experience Manager was chosen to ensure consistency across worldwide

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Canada probing allegations Azeri forces are using Canadian technology in Nagorno-Karabakh

FILE PHOTO: An aerial view shows a settlement in Martakert province, which according to Armenian media was affected by clashes over the breakaway Nagorno-Karabakh region, April 4, 2016. REUTERS/Davit Abrahamyan

OTTAWA (Reuters) – Canada is probing allegations that Azeri forces involved in fighting with Armenia are using Canadian drone technology that was initially exported to Turkey, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said on Friday.

Project Ploughshares, a Canadian arms control group, says video of air strikes released by the Azeri air force indicates the drones had been equipped with imaging and targeting systems made by L3Harris Wescam, the Canada-based unit of L3Harris Technologies LHX.N.

The Globe and Mail newspaper said the firm had received permission earlier this year to ship seven imaging and targeting systems to Turkish drone maker Baykar. Turkey is a key ally of Azerbaijan, whose forces have been fighting for a week over the disputed enclave of

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Canada Probing Allegations Azeri Forces Are Using Canadian Technology in Nagorno-Karabakh | World News

OTTAWA (Reuters) – Canada is probing allegations that Azeri forces involved in fighting with Armenia are using Canadian drone technology that was initially exported to Turkey, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said on Friday.

Project Ploughshares, a Canadian arms control group, says video of air strikes released by the Azeri air force indicates the drones had been equipped with imaging and targeting systems made by L3Harris Wescam, the Canada-based unit of L3Harris Technologies

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The Globe and Mail newspaper said the firm had received permission earlier this year to ship seven imaging and targeting systems to Turkish drone maker Baykar. Turkey is a key ally of Azerbaijan, whose forces have been fighting for a week over the disputed enclave of Nagorno-Karabakh.

“In regards to the Canadian military equipment that may have been used … the minister of foreign affairs has launched an investigation into what exactly happened,” Trudeau told reporters when

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Royal Canadian Navy Partners with ZEN Graphene and Evercloak to Test Graphene Oxide Dehumidification Membrane Technology

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Thunder Bay, Ontario, Sep 30, 2020 (Newsfile Corp via COMTEX) —
Thunder Bay, Ontario–(Newsfile Corp. – September 30, 2020) – ZEN Graphene Solutions Ltd. (TSXV: ZEN) (“ZEN” or the “Company“) is pleased to announce that the Naval Material Technology Management (NMTM) section of the Royal Canadian Navy (RCN) has partnered with ZEN and Evercloak Inc. (Evercloak) as a testing organization, and has agreed to provide in-kind donations of test services from the Naval Engineering Test Establishment (NETE). The tests will compare the efficiency of an HVAC unit produced with the Evercloak dehumidification membrane technology to the incumbent HVAC system that is currently in use on the RCN’s Halifax-class frigates.

Evercloak is evaluating the advantages of its dehumidification membrane technology against the current dehumidification system used by the RCN. Based on lab testing and

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Emmys 2020: A glitch-free technical triumph and a thrilling Canadian comedy sweep

It was a night of pitchy Zoom-audio, surprisingly few technical issues and historic wins — particularly for Canadian comedy Schitt’s Creek — at the 72nd annual Emmy Awards on Sunday night.

Though organizers had to dispatch nearly 130 camera-kits to nominees around the globe to accommodate stars staying at home due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, everything came together despite early predictions of dropped calls and general disaster. 

Here are some of the highlights from a night of upsets, historic wins and big statements. 

The ‘pand-Emmys’

“Hello and welcome to the pand-Emmys,” host Jimmy Kimmel announced to open the event. The late-night show host’s opening monologue was an open acknowledgement of both the strangeness, and frivolity of putting on an awards show during a pandemic.

At first, the crowd looked like that of a typical awards event, with pans of the audience showing smiling and laughing stars. That is until

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Canada Invests in Innovative Technology for the Canadian Mining Industry

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3 Artificial intelligence Stocks to Consider as the Trend Heats Up

Working the stock market is a data game. Getting the best information, in a timely way, and knowing how to use it, are keys to success. So, here are some numbers to think about. According to industry market research, artificial intelligence companies and products are on the verge of explosive growth. The sector totaled some $10 billion in 2018; by 2025, the companies, products, value-added, and marketing are expected to reach over $125 billion. You probably already are on it, even if you didn’t realize. AI tech lies behind the growth of digital personal assistants like Alexa and Siri. Most online advertising and pop-ups are powered by AI systems. All of these systems are going to improve, as engineers and developers fine-tune the coding, create new search apps, and update the underlying hardware. And those technological improvements are

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‘Fake News’ Meets Real Adversary as $1M Leaders Prize Awarded to Canadian AI Solution

Communitech, in conjunction with The Leaders Fund, Schulich Foundation and University of Waterloo, is pleased to announce that Bill (Yu) Wu, of the team Ava, has been selected as the winner of the $1-million Leaders Prize. For this first-of-its-kind competition, Bill developed and submitted a solution that used artificial intelligence (AI) to solve a global problem that has been undermining democracies across the globe: ‘fake news’ and the spread of misinformation.

“This was a definite surprise … I thought there were many strong solutions put forward in this competition,” said Bill Wu, winner of the $1-million Leaders Prize. “I’ve always wanted to work on something that I’m good at but that would have a positive impact on the world … I’ve always been interested in AI, and now I plan to continue

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Marred by Tech Rout, Canadian Stocks Post Worst Week in 3 Months

(Bloomberg) — A sell-off of technology shares in the U.S. is reverberating in Canada, even though the sector makes up only a 10th of the nation’s stock market.

The small contribution of tech stocks to Canada’s market helped the S&P/TSX Composite Index outperform its U.S. counterpart Thursday: Canada was down 1.5%, while the S&P 500 Index plunged 3.5%. But as the rout continued for a second day, the TSX became collateral damage.

The equity market fell for a second session on Friday as traders honed in on lofty valuations of tech stocks, brushing past solid jobs data from both the U.S. and Canada. The Canadian benchmark ended the week 2.9% lower, its biggest slump since June 12, while the S&P 500 fell 2.3%.



a screenshot of a cell phone: Canadian stocks post biggest weekly loss in three months


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Canadian stocks post biggest weekly loss in three months

A drop in the price of oil and gold also weighed on the nation’s stock market,

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