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Trump muses restrictions at Canada-US border could soon be eased

Current restrictions due to expire, US ban on foreign nationals arriving from European countries likely to remain in place.

Challenging times for Canada's beer industry: Beer Canada

Trends update shows number of breweries growing but domestic sales are in decline.

BRP tightening its belt with office layoffs after global production halt

All production suspended, temporary layoffs of most assembly line workers at 10 plants across the globe.

Liberals ease access to emergency benefit as economy shrinks fast

More money for seasonal workers without jobs, those jobless before the crisis and those whose hours have been drastically cut.

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[EDITORIAL] A COVID-19 virus update for manufacturers

Feeling the impact but responding to the needs of healthcare facilities, frontline workers and Canadians. » Read more

Stung by virus, global economy will shrink 3% in 2020: IMF

Outlook for Canada calls for a contraction of 6.2% this year followed by growth of 4.2% in 2021 » Read more

Preliminary estimate suggests economy plunged in March

Statistics Canada describes it as the biggest monthly decline on record. » Read more

Canadians drinking more due to stress, boredom during COVID-19: study

25% of Canadians aged 35 to 54 and 21% of Canadians aged 18 to 34 say they have increased the amount of alcohol they drink while spending more time at home » Read more

US industry slowdown nears WWII demobilization levels

Manufacturing output dropped 6.3% in March, autos and parts in freefall, dropping 28% » Read more