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Leclerc to employ 100 people at foods manufacturing facility in Phoenix

News - Phoenix – Leclerc Group in Quebec City, Quebec, Canada is expanding its foods manufacturing operations into the Valley with plans to employ 100 workers in a facility the company has acquired within the Freeport Center business park in Phoenix.

TSO3 granted European patent - Japanese and Australian patents approved

News - TSO3 announces that the Company has been notified by the European Patent Office of its decision to grant a patent applied for in 2010. This patent describes a method for controlling condensation of hydrogen peroxide (H2O2) when sterilizing medical devices with hydrogen peroxide, either used alone or in combination with ozone or other chemistries. Several other patent applications covering TSO3's technology are still pending in the United States, Europe,Japan and elsewhere in the world. The Company has also been notified by the Japanese and Australian Patent Offices of their intent to grant two of these other patents.

Government of Canada supports growth of Qualtech Inc.

News - The Honourable Denis Lebel, Minister of Infrastructure, Communities and Intergovernmental Affairs and Minister of the Economic Development Agency of Canada for the Regions of Quebec, announces that the firm Qualtech Inc. has been granted financial assistance for the development and commercialization of innovative cheese processing equipment.

Consider Canada City Alliance intent on capturing EU and Asia-related investment opportunity in 2014 with 12-city joint effort

News - While many large cities in the same country fight it out for investment dollars on foreign turf, the members of the Consider Canada City Alliance that represents 59% of the country’s GDP have opted to join forces. They intend to get ahead of the curve on investment opportunities brought on by the Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement (CETA) with the European Union, and the massive potential of Asian markets.

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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.

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