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Survey of manufacturers finds output down, expected to last months yet

A survey of Canadian manufacturers shows a widespread drop in output as demand falls during the COVID-19 pandemic with no quick rebound in sight.

Canada initiates dumping investigation of steel imports from five countries

The Canada Border Services Agency says it has initiated an investigation in alleged dumping of some steel imports from Taiwan, Germany, South Korea, Malaysia and Turkey.

CN Rail feeling slowdown as auto and crude revenues drop, prompting job cuts

Business at Canadian National Railway Co. has gone downhill since mid-March, leading to thousands of temporary job cuts at the company as the COVID-19 pandemic rips into a sector that serves as a barometer of economic cycles.

Bombardier exits commercial jet sector with closure of US$550M CRJ deal

Bombardier Inc. has completed the sale of its regional jet business to Mitsubishi Heavy Industries Ltd. for US$550 million, cementing the plane maker’s departure from commercial aviation following a three-decade run.

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Automotive Manufacturing and COVID-19

MRO reached out to OEMs who have plants in Canada to get a sense of what they are doing during these unique times. Trying to focus on the positives, here is a cross section of what each is doing. » Learn more

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