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In an effort to help you manage your business through this complex and challenging time, we at MCA Canada have created a dedicated page on our website that is filled with important resources and information on the COVID-19 pandemic.

There, you'll find recordings of our latest webinars, as well as a list of frequently asked questions for employers, including:

  • The latest updates on the COVID-19 economic response plan
  • How do I fill out records of employment stemming from COVID-19?
  • How has the work-sharing program been modified to address COVID-19?
  • What is the temporary wage subsidy?

Look for this information and much more, and check back often for updates.

MCA Canada, as part of its commitment to providing members with useful and pertinent information, continues to run a series of webinars on relevant topics.

Check out the following webinar from MCA Canada (time listed in Eastern):

Be sure to also check out our COVID-19 updates page for recordings of previous webinars.

M.A. STEWART & SONS LTD.
Bibby-Ste-Croix
Source: HPAC Magazine
A current survey from the Apprentices in Canada ePanel survey group is looking at the challenges apprentices are facing during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Source: Canadian Manufacturing
The Canadian Federation of Independent Business reports that 12% of businesses are considering bankruptcy and winding down.
Source: Construction Links Network
Canada’s housing market will experience declines in 2020, but is expected to start improving by this time next year, according to The Housing Market Outlook - Special Edition from the Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation. There is also continued economic uncertainty stemming from containment measures of COVID-19 and falling oil prices.
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Canadian Trade Services Ltd
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Industry News
Source: Daily Commercial News
The Surety Association of Canada's board of directors has approved a new specialty bond form designed to be used with Integrated Project Delivery projects.
Source: Daily Commercial News
The work stoppages, slowdowns and supply chain issues resulting from the COVID-19 pandemic have significantly impacted construction projects across North America. This has also led to interruptions in the flow of funds from owners to contractors and subcontractors. 
Source: Plumbing + HVAC
The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the Alliance to Prevent Legionnaire’s Disease and Purdue University have released a joint statement warning that idle potable and non-potable building water systems can create the perfect environment for Legionella bacteria growth.
Source: HPAC Magazine
ASHRAE has released an updated guideline to help building owners and those involved in construction, operation and maintenance control legionellosis associated with water systems. This is particularly important as many consider re-opening buildings in the coming months following the COVID-19 pandemic. 
FastEst, Inc.
N-Two Cryogenic Enterprise Inc.
Education & Training
Source: HPAC Magazine
ASHRAE will offer four new courses covering topics such as high-performance sequences of operation for HVAC systems, UV germicidal irradiation, laboratory exhaust stack design and hospital HVAC.
Victaulic Company of Canada
Flocor, Inc.
By the Numbers
Click below for the latest prompt payment in the construction industry payment tables.
Source: HPAC Magazine
Quebec has posted its largest recorded month-over-month percentage decline after its decision to shut down non-essential construction activity.
IPEX Inc.
UA Canada/AU Canada

Source: HistoryNet.com

1537: Pope Paul III bans the enslavement of Indians in the New World.
1793: Maximilien Robespierre, a member of France's Committee on Public Safety, initiates the "Reign of Terror."
1818: The British army defeats the Maratha alliance in Bombay, India.
1883: The first baseball game under electric lights is played in Fort Wayne, Indiana.
1886: Grover Cleveland becomes the first American president to wed while in office.
1924: The United States grants full citizenship to American Indians.
1928: Nationalist Chiang Kai-shek captures Peking, China, in a bloodless takeover.
1944: Allied "shuttle bombing" of Germany begins, with bombers departing from Italy and landing in the Soviet Union.
1946: Italian citizens vote by referendum for a republic.
1948: Jamaican-born track star Herb McKenley sets a new world record for the 400 yard dash.
1953: Elizabeth II is crowned queen of England at Westminster Abbey.
1954: Senator Joseph McCarthy charges that there are communists working in the CIA and atomic weapons plants.
1969: The Australian aircraft carrier Melbourne slices the destroyer USS Frank E. Evans in half off the shore of South Vietnam.

Viessmann Manufacturing Co. Inc.
Masco Canada Ltd.
Events
Source: CIPH
There is nothing but uncertainty regarding the impact of COVID-19 on distributors. The uncertainties include how long the economy will be shut down, how swiftly it will return to “normal” and how deep the sales decline will be. This webinar from CIPH will provide guidance on using key financial tools during this unprecedented time.
 

 

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