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First Notice: Federal election campaign; Chubb’s new head of surety; FTI Consulting studies COVID’s impact on construction

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First Notice: Federal election campaign; Chubb’s new head of surety; FTI Consulting studies COVID’s impact on construction

 

Party leaders campaign: 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.”

Imperial Oil moves forward with Edmonton renewable diesel facility

Imperial Oil, a subsidiary of ExxonMobil is moving forward with plans to produce renewable diesel at a new complex at its Strathcona refinery in Edmonton, Alta. Once complete the refinery will produce approximately 20,000 barrels a day of renewable diesel. The project will include carbon capture and storage and will utilize blue hydrogen to meet low-carbon fuel standards.

 

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