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News Government General
July 20, 2020  

Canadians reluctantly wear masks, support for mandatory masking climbs

Angus Reid poll found only 55% of Canadians are wearing masks regularly when they leave home.

News Government General
July 20, 2020  

Some resistance in Quebec to mandatory masks for indoor public places

Videos have circulated online of people being ejected from stores after refusing to wear a mask.

News Government General
July 14, 2020  

Alberta giving out 20M more masks, not mandatory to wear them

Wide distribution through fast-food chains, municipal transit, places of worship, long-term care and seniors facilities, and other places.

News Government Manufacturing General
July 14, 2020  

Quebec makes masks mandatory in public indoor spaces

Businesses are expected to enforce the new rules and subject to fines.

News Manufacturing General Technology
July 9, 2020  

Trium and L.L. Lessard partner to produce masks on a large scale

Automated machine makes disposable and reusable masks that eliminate almost 100% of the most common bacteria and viruses.

News Government General
June 10, 2020  

Orpyx and Fidelity work together to manufacture PPE

The Calgary-based manufacturers will produce medical face masks

News Manufacturing General
June 9, 2020  

Canadians increasingly wearing masks, fear second COVID wave: Poll

53% of respondents said masks should be mandatory in public and confined spaces.

News Automotive Government General
May 28, 2020  

Ottawa contracts GM Canada to provide 10M face masks

Production to begin immediately at the Oshawa plant, to be distributed at cost.

News Manufacturing General
May 26, 2020  

SpiderTech launches strapless face masks

Disposable masks adhere directly to the skin, thereby eliminating straps around one’s ears or head.

News Manufacturing Pulp & Paper General
May 14, 2020  

NS chemists work with mill to create medical-grade pulp for N95 masks

A recent grant from Research Nova Scotia will provide about $72,000 to the project.

News Government Manufacturing Economy General
May 14, 2020  

Non-medical masks help when physical distancing not possible: Tam

She also cited the need to ensure that the standards of care in seniors’ residences are improved.

News Manufacturing General
May 7, 2020  

SNC-Lavalin helping Medicom with N95 mask manufacturing

Will provide engineering services at new 60,000-square-foot facility in Montreal.

News Manufacturing General
May 5, 2020  

Anticipating N95 mask shortage, hospital turns to full face snorkel masks

Sunnybrook is taking snorkel masks initially meant for use underwater, and adding a filter meant to catch hazardous particles.

News Manufacturing General
May 4, 2020  

Quebec designer launches mask line inspired by star skaters

Mathieu Caron says profits from the mask sales go to the WHO in its fight against the coronavirus pandemic.

News General
April 29, 2020  

Roots repurposes Canadian factory to produce masks

The clothing manufacturer will also donate medical-grade masks and $500,000 in products to frontline healthcare workers