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News Government Manufacturing Economy General
April 14, 2020  

New Trump panel to explore path to reopening US economy

Some ethics experts and participants in past Trump councils are concerned the president may not be open to diverse viewpoints.

News Government Manufacturing Economy General
April 14, 2020  

With no new virus hot spots, debate rages on when to reopen

Canada reported 28,680 confirmed cases early morning April 14 with 780 deaths.

News Government Manufacturing General
April 8, 2020  

Alberta predicting 400 to 6,600 coronavirus deaths to come

Province has completed more than 67,000 tests, putting it among the global leaders in per-capita testing.

News Government Manufacturing General Sustainability
April 8, 2020  

COVID-19 outbreak triggers drop in climate changing emissions: report

US Energy Department projects a 7.5% drop in fossil fuel emissions for 2020.

News General
April 7, 2020  

How to protect yourself from infection as COVID-19 cases increase

Tips for everyone from advice on food and take out to phone etiquette and online love.

News Manufacturing General
April 6, 2020  

Ontario WSIB has you covered during COVID-19 pandemic

Options for manufacturers dealing with the Workplace Safety and Insurance Board during the crisis.

News Manufacturing General
April 3, 2020  

Canada faces major medical gear shortage as 68 countries restrict exports

China’s clamp down on defective products further slashes supply from a country that produces half of the world’s PPE.

News Government Manufacturing Economy General
April 2, 2020  

Pandemic could shrink global economy almost 1% in 2020: UN

Decline could be even deeper if restrictions on economic activities extend into the third quarter.

News Government Manufacturing General
March 31, 2020  

Large business, non profits, charities eligible for wage subsidy: Trudeau

Available to employers that can show their revenues have fallen by at least 30% due to COVID-19.

News Government Manufacturing General
March 30, 2020  

PM’s ‘proud’ of Canada’s COVID-19 response as US cases soar

Doing better than its southern neighbour at limiting the scope of the illness.

News Government General
March 26, 2020  

A look at what’s in the federal COVID-19 aid legislation

Measures aim to blunt the economic impact of the coronavirus.

News Manufacturing General
March 26, 2020  

Science summary: Novel coronavirus research around the globe

Recent research from peer-reviewed academic journals and scientific agencies tracks progress and developments.

News Government Manufacturing Economy General
March 26, 2020  

G20 leaders to meet virtually to co-ordinate virus response

Meeting comes amid criticism the world’s wealthiest countries are not doing enough to combat the virus or its economic impact globally.

News Manufacturing General
March 25, 2020  

EMC sharing COVID-19 member intel with all manufacturers

The Excellence in Manufacturing Consortium is opening up its Member Needs Help forum to industry stakeholders.

News Government Manufacturing Economy General
March 24, 2020  

Trump intends to reopen country in weeks, not months

Contrary to experts that warn the highly infectious disease is certain to spread.

News General
March 24, 2020  

Lack of COVID-19 data makes curve flattening difficult to predict

Goal is to ensure the peak of the curve falls below the health-care system’s capacity to deal with it.

News Government Manufacturing Economy General
March 24, 2020  

Quebec to close non-essential businesses until April 13

COVID-19 cases spike, manufacturers of food and medical supplies among the essential.

News Government Manufacturing Economy General
March 23, 2020  

Consider travel restriction exemptions, border state senators urge Trump

Don’t want supply chains and workforces compromised domestically and across the US border.

News Government Manufacturing Economy General
March 23, 2020  

Ontario ordering non-essential businesses to close

Begins March 24 at 11:59 p.m. and will be in place for at least 14 days.

News Government General
March 23, 2020  

Canada refuses to go to 2020 Tokyo Olympics

Canadian Olympic Committee and Canadian Paralympic Committee want them pushed back at least a year.

News Automotive Manufacturing General
March 23, 2020  

FACT CHECK: Trump hype on auto industry and ventilators

No automaker is anywhere close to making medical gear such as ventilators and remain months away – if not longer.

News Government Manufacturing General
March 23, 2020  

Ontario mobilizing manufacturing to fight COVID-19

New website seeks ideas, solutions, innovations to ramp up production of needed coronavirus supplies.

News Automotive Manufacturing General
March 20, 2020  

Toyota extends Canadian plant closures after employee tests positive for COVID-19

All plants closed from March 23 through April 3, with production resuming on April 6.

News Government Manufacturing General
March 18, 2020  

China to expel American reporters after US curbs its media

Tit-for-tat response as the Trump administration takes a more confrontational stance dealing with the country.

News Government Manufacturing Economy General
March 18, 2020  

Canada, US working on mutual deal to restrict non-essential travel

Exceptions could include mission-critical truck drivers, airline crew members and health-care workers.

News Automotive General
March 18, 2020  

Detroit 3, UAW agree on virus measures to keep plants running

Partial closure of plants, deep cleaning and longer periods between shift enacted to protect employees.

News Automotive Manufacturing General
March 18, 2020  

Unifor, FCA, Ford, GM form virus task force to protect employees

Measures in place and in continuous communication at the national and plant levels.

News Government Manufacturing General
March 17, 2020  

Ford government declares COVID-19 emergency in Ontario

All public gathering spaces to shut down, more than $300 million to back up province’s efforts to contain the virus.

News Manufacturing General
March 17, 2020  

Half of small firms report a drop in sales due to COVID-19: CFIB

A quarter say they won’t survive a month with a big drop in income.

News General
March 17, 2020  

Ottawa to soon detail fiscal response to COVID-19 economic shock

Measures rolling out in the coming days to buffer the economy from the sudden shock of the pandemic.

News Government Manufacturing General
March 17, 2020  

Why Americans rate a separate category when it comes to border restriction

Level of integration between the two countries is keeping the border open.

News Automotive Manufacturing General
March 17, 2020  

Automakers dodged parts shortage, but COVID-19 poses new threat

Falling sales and sickened factory workers and the threat of recession as the virus spreads through the US and Europe.