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Manufacturing rebounds in June south of the border

July 7, 2020

U.S. manufacturing rebounded in June as major parts of the country opened back up, ending three months of contraction in the sector caused by the coronavirus pandemic. The Institute for Supply Management, an association of purchasing managers, told Associated Press

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Aviva facing $100M class action suit for denying business interruption insurance

July 6, 2020

Thomson Rogers has issued a Canada-wide class action proceeding claiming $100 million in damages on behalf of Canadian businesses who have been denied business interruption insurance by Aviva Insurance Company of Canada during the COVID-19 pandemic. Aviva sold Enterprise Insurance policies

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Pandemic fuelling boom in spray machine sales

July 6, 2020

Timothy Kane, CEO of Goodway Technologies Corp, has never been so popular. Making machines that spray disinfectant, once a niche business, is now an essential service – and the phone is ringing off the hook. “Our orders jumped 50-fold in

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GM, Honda partner on producing hand sanitizer

July 5, 2020

Honda and General Motors are producing 12,000 gallons of hand sanitizer through their Fuel Cell System Manufacturing (FCSM) partnership. It will be used by both companies at their facilities and Honda is donating 3,750 bottles to health care facilities in

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Ottawa prepared to push back on any aluminum tariffs

June 30, 2020

Treasury Board President Jean-Yves Duclos said federal officials will push back against any new protectionist effort by Donald Trump to impose tariffs on steel and aluminum, making the case that Canadian aluminum is no threat to the American market. Duclos

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Record plunge in GDP for April; expect better May numbers

June 30, 2020

Canada’s real GDP is likely to grow three per cent in May, bouncing back from a record decline in April, Statistics Canada announced, as businesses across the country began to reopen following coronavirus-linked shutdowns. Growth in April plunged by 11.6

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New packaging addresses environmental, freshness concerns

June 29, 2020

Cascades has launched its new range of Cascades Fresh packaging products for fruits and vegetables, designed for producers, packers and retailers. According to the company, Cascades Fresh packaging solutions “meet the needs of this key industry while also addressing consumers’

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COVID has reinforced protectionist arguments

June 29, 2020

At the start of the year, U.S.-China tensions were easing after their Phase I trade deal, while Washington, Brussels and Tokyo agreed on new global trading rules to curb subsidies. A relative calm had set in. Then the new coronavirus

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Ontario to allow some asymptomatic employees to work

June 29, 2020

Ontario will allow some people who test positive for COVID-19 but do not have symptoms to return immediately to their workplaces with precautions, separated from those who do not have the virus. According to Reuters, the guidance document said “work

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Maintenance makes the shift to online

June 29, 2020

As numbers on the pandemic are surging once again in some sectors of the globe, the push to provide online maintenance and repair services has never been more urgent. For one company, a new online service portal helps users with