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First Notice: Campaign day 12; COVID’s impacts; Hydro grants

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First Notice: Campaign day 12; COVID’s impacts; Hydro grants


Party leaders on the hustings day 12

The main national party leaders’ scheduled public events for day 12 of the federal campaign, as reported by Canadian Press, are as follows: NDP Leader Jagmeet Singh makes a housing announcement in Winnipeg in the morning, then makes an announcement with Manitoba First Nations leaders and later meets supporters at the Kenora, Ont. airport; Liberal Leader Justin Trudeau makes an announcement on seniors in Quebec City; and Conservative Leader Erin O’Toole is in Ottawa to make an announcement and then holds a virtual telephone town hall for Nova Scotia.


Chubb appoints new construction surety head

Surety underwriter Chubb announced yesterday (Aug. 25) it has appointed Richard Barnett to the position of executive vice-president, head of North America construction surety. Barnett will be responsible for the underwriting, strategy and product management of construction surety products and services for the firm and will be based in Whitehouse Station, N.J.


FTI Consulting documents COVID’s impacts on construction

Lexology posted an article on research conducted by FTI Consulting on the global impacts of COVID-19 on the construction sector. The article, titled Under the Microscope: The Impact of COVID-19 on Construction and Fabrication Projects, reports, “Late instructions, restricted access or supplies, and piecemeal working to overcome supply and labour shortages are a few examples of the disruptions that have occurred.”


Hydro One solicits applications from Indigenous businesses

The Canadian Council for Aboriginal Business has announced a partnership with Ontario’s Hydro One to support Indigenous-owned businesses through grants to businesses that are majority owned and controlled by an Indigenous Canadians. Hydro One has made a commitment to ensure that 20 per cent of its community investments are directed to Indigenous communities. Applications are now open and can be submitted online until Sept. 13.

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