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Provigo to invest $110 million and create hundreds of jobs in Québec in 2014

News - The President of Loblaw Companies Ltd., Vicente Trius, speaking today before members of the Chambre de commerce et d'industrie de Québec at the Déjeuner des chefs d'entreprise du Carnaval de Québec, announced an investment of more than $110 million dollars in the province in 2014. Trius made this announcement on the eve of the Company's National Kick-off, which will bring together for the very first time more than 3,000 Loblaw executives and partners to Québec City this year. In addition to creating hundreds of new jobs in many regions across the province, this investment will make possible the opening of new stores and the renovation of existing stores under the Provigo, Maxi, and Maxi & Cie banners. Part of a long-term commitment made by Loblaw to its nearly 4 million customers in Québec, this investment is in addition to the $100 million already invested in 2013.

Ubisoft reinforces its presence in Quebec City

News - Ubisoft announces its plans to invest CAD 28 million over the course of three years with the goal of creating 100 new jobs at its Quebec City studio. These investments will enable the studio to strengthen its infrastructure and recruit new talents, and take the lead on the development of AAA next-gen games. The Quebec government is supporting the studio's expansion as part of the ESSOR program, with a contribution of CAD 510,000.

Canam Group Acquires an Engineering Firm Specialized in Wood Structures

News - Canam Group announces the acquisition of a 66% interest in an engineering firm that specializes in wood structures. The transaction, the amount of which has not been disclosed, was completed in the final days of 2013. The company, called Massif Technologies, is composed of a group of engineers and technicians who are specialized in designing non-residential buildings featuring a wooden frame or wood components. The Company, which has offices in Quebec City and Saguenay, also has expertise in project management.

Confidence in growth improved worldwide; Canadian CEOs looking primarily to the US to drive growth with innovation as an important priority

News - According to the 17th Annual Global CEO Survey, released by PwC at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland today, 85% of the CEOs surveyed both worldwide and in Canada are confident in their revenue growth prospects over the next 12 months.

Atrium Innovations’ Securityholders Approve Arrangement with the Permira Funds

News - Atrium Innovations Inc. announces that its shareholders and convertible debentureholders have approved the resolution authorizing the previously announced plan of arrangement providing for the acquisition of all the outstanding Atrium shares for cash consideration of $24.00 per common share by corporations backed by the Permira funds and the acquisition by the Corporation of all of its outstanding convertible debentures. Pursuant to the Arrangement, Atrium’s senior management will be rolling over up to approximately $8 million of equity investment in the Corporation.

Desjardins Group to acquire State Farm® Canada businesses

News - Desjardins Group, the leading cooperative financial group in Canada, and State Farm®, the largest P&C mutual insurance company in the United States, today announced that they have entered into a definitive agreement under which Desjardins Group will purchase State Farm Canada’s businesses in property and casualty and life insurance, as well as its Canadian mutual fund, loan and living benefits companies.

H2O Innovation announces $6.5 million of new contracts in the oil & gas industry

News - Amongst the contracts announced today, two of them are major contracts awarded by a leading independent energy company engaged in the exploration, development and production of natural gas and oil in North America. These two contracts will see H2O Innovation design, build and commission a potable water treatment package as well as a wastewater treatment package for a 2,300 person workers camp in Northern Alberta.

Aeterna Zentaris NDA for Macimorelin Acetate in AGHD Accepted for Filing by the FDA

News - Aeterna Zentaris today announced that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration has accepted for filing the Company's New Drug Application for its ghrelin agonist, macimorelin acetate, in Adult Growth Hormone Deficiency. The acceptance for filing of the NDA indicates the FDA has determined that the application is sufficiently complete to permit a substantive review.

H2O Innovation announces signature of new contracts for an amount of $3.2 million

News - H2O Innovation announces today that it was recently awarded $3.2 million in new contracts. These new contracts bring the Company’s order backlog for water treatment projects to $13.4 million as of December 18, 2013. Amongst the contracts announced today, two of them are strategic for the Company, since the systems will be designed for wastewater reclamation applications by membrane filtration technology, an important growing segment in the water treatment industry.

La Caisse Injects another $100 million into the Québec Manufacturing Fund

News - La Caisse de dépôt et placement du Québec, the main sponsor of the Québec Manufacturing Fund (QMF), has announced the injection of another $100 million into the fund. The new investment creates phase II of the fund, positioning the QMF to continue to help Québec's manufacturing companies develop and grow.

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