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First Notice: Where the party leaders are today; ATCO mourns; BuildDirect goes public

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First Notice: Where the party leaders are today; ATCO mourns; BuildDirect goes public


Leaders’ campaign schedules

On day four of the federal election campaign, the Canadian Press reports that Liberal Leader Justin Trudeau has an announcement and media availability scheduled for 9 a.m. PT at the Vancouver Convention Centre; Conservative Leader Erin O’Toole has three events in Quebec City including one at the Quebec City airport; and NDP Leader Jagmeet Singh has a housing announcement in Burnaby, B.C. in the morning, online discussions with candidates from Winnipeg and Essex in Ontario, and an afternoon meeting with Burnaby business leaders.


Per capital water use declines in Canada

Statistics Canada reported yesterday on national trends in water use, noting that total per capita water use continues to decline. Total per capita use, which includes residential, industrial, commercial and other uses of water provided by public utilities, averaged 411 litres per person per day in 2019, down four per cent from 427 litres per person per day in 2017. The decline in per capita water use was attributable to a larger population and stable drinking water production. Drinking water plants produced 4,866 million cubic metres of potable water in 2019, down slightly from 2017.


ATCO mourns death of CFO

Calgary-based ATCO Ltd. today announced that Dennis A. DeChamplain, who held the role of executive vice-president and CFO of both ATCO Ltd. and Canadian Utilities Limited, passed away unexpectedly Monday from heart failure. “Our entire ATCO family, including the boards of directors, executive and employees around the world, mourn the loss of Dennis and send our heartfelt condolences and thoughts to Dennis’s family and friends,” said Nancy Southern, CEO of the two firms, in a statement. ATCO Group is a publicly-traded Canadian engineering, logistics and energy holding company.


BuildDirect launches on TSX Venture Exchange Technologies Inc. of Vancouver today announced it has begun its first day trading as a public company, listed under the ticker symbol BILD on the TSX Venture Exchange. The firm operates as a platform for purchasing and selling building materials such as flooring, tile and decking online.

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