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International Summit of Cooperatives: Day 1 preview

News - Today sees the grand opening of the International Summit of Cooperatives in Quebec City. With over 3,000 registrations, the Summit brings together executives and directors from the co-op and mutual worlds to discuss the major issues affecting the movements. Over the next four days, co-operatives will be exploring the innovation of the sector, specifically looking at development, financing, employment, food security and health/social care.

The Port of Quebec sets Record Affluence

News - The Port of Quebec reached a new peak affluence on October 3, when six cruise ships with over 15,000 cruise passengers and 5,000 crew members were able to enjoy the beauty of the city and the hospitality of its people.

Second International Summit of Cooperatives kicks off today in Quebec City

News - The second International Summit of Cooperatives officially opens today in Quebec City. Over 3,000 participants from 93 countries will gather from October 6 to 9 to discuss the main challenges facing cooperatives. The Summit will attract internationally renowned speakers, including a Nobel Prize winner and numerous key figures from the political and economic spheres, around the common theme of "Cooperatives' Power of Innovation". This prestigious international gathering is a joint initiative of Desjardins Group and the International Co-operative Alliance.

Second International Summit of Cooperatives kicks off today in Quebec City

News - The second International Summit of Cooperatives officially opens today in Quebec City. Over 3,000 participants from 93 countries will gather from October 6 to 9 to discuss the main challenges facing cooperatives. The Summit will attract internationally renowned speakers, including a Nobel Prize winner and numerous key figures from the political and economic spheres, around the common theme of "Cooperatives' Power of Innovation". This prestigious international gathering is a joint initiative of Desjardins Group and the International Co-operative Alliance.

Opsens receive Shonin approval to market FFR products in Japan

News - Opsens Inc. ("Opsens") (TSX-V: OPS) is pleased to announce that its Japanese distributor received Shonin approval from the Japanese Ministry of Health, Labor and Welfare ("MHLW") to market the OptoWire and the OptoMonitor, our products that measure Fractional Flow Reserve ("FFR") in patients with coronary artery disease.

200 Canadian Angels Descend on Quebec City for Summit, Angel of Year to be Revealed

News - More than 200 Angels from across Canada gathered in Quebec City for the National Angel Summit this week. The National Angel Capital Organization is holding the largest gathering of Canadian Angel Investors. The three-day summit is focusing on a range of topics highlighting the theme of accelerating the Angel Asset Class. One of the goals of the Summit, organizers say, is to discuss the standardization of Angel Investing documents.

Former COO of Schiphol Airport Joins Optosecurity Board of Directors

News - Optosecurity, a world leader in checkpoint security productivity solutions, announced October 2nd that Mr. Ad Rutten, former COO of Schiphol Airport, has joined their Board of Directors.

Cominar Announces Acquisition of Landmark Portfolio of Assets in Québec and Ontario from Ivanhoé Cambridge for $1.527 Billion and Offering of Trust Units

News - Cominar Real Estate Investment Trust is pleased to announce that it has entered into a definitive agreement with Ivanhoé Cambridge Inc., the real estate subsidiary of Caisse de dépôt et placement du Québec, for the acquisition by Cominar of a real estate portfolio of 15 properties in Québec and Ontario for a purchase price of $1.527 billion.

The Gouvernement du Québec and Gaz Métro partner to make liquefied natural gas available in 2016

News - Through Investissement Québec, the Gouvernement du Québec will have a $50 million stake in the Gaz Métro subsidiary responsible for marketing liquefied natural gas (Gaz Métro LNG). Estimated to cost $118 million, the project will help, in part, to meet the growing demand for liquefied natural gas by tripling output capacity at Gaz Metro's plant. The work will start in May 2015 and continue until June 2016, making liquefied natural gas available to customers as of summer of 2016.

Plant-based vaccines challenge big pharma for $3 billion flu market

News - Leading producers such as GlaxoSmithKline Plc and Sanofi SA need six months to produce flu vaccine once scientists identify the dominant virus expected to circulate during flu season. Vaccine production from tobacco plants by Quebec City-based Medicago or Bryan, Texas-based Caliber Biotherapeutics could do it in weeks.

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