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Canadian Red Cross kickstarts recruitment campaign to build teams for its ongoing response to the COVID-19 pandemic

Thursday, October 29, 2020 - 7:08pm

OTTAWA, Oct. 29, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- The Canadian Red Cross has launched a nationwide recruitment campaign seeking Canadians who want to make a difference during the COVID-19 pandemic, and beyond.

Key Points: 
  • OTTAWA, Oct. 29, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- The Canadian Red Cross has launched a nationwide recruitment campaign seeking Canadians who want to make a difference during the COVID-19 pandemic, and beyond.
  • The Canadian Red Cross is hiring for a variety of roles as it continues to build care teams to work in many areas across the country.
  • Red Cross personnel is currently providing essential personal care services and assisting with daily living activities of seniors residing in LTC.
  • As a member of the International Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement which is made up of the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies, the International Committee of the Red Cross and 192 national Red Cross and Red Crescent societies the Canadian Red Cross is dedicated to improving the lives of vulnerable people by mobilizing the power of humanity in Canada and throughout the world.

Canadian Coalition on Distracted Driving focuses on safety at crash scenes and prevention of first responder critical incident stress

Wednesday, October 28, 2020 - 3:00pm

These fact sheets were produced by the Canadian Coalition on Distracted Driving (CCDD), an initiative of TIRF, Drop ItAndDrive (DIAD) and The Co-operators.

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  • These fact sheets were produced by the Canadian Coalition on Distracted Driving (CCDD), an initiative of TIRF, Drop ItAndDrive (DIAD) and The Co-operators.
  • But the immediate and long-term consequences for first responders, including police, fire and paramedics, who attend crash scenes is not always recognized.
  • Their contribution to the CCDD National Action Plan on distracted driving was vital to prevent other Canadian families from experiencing such losses.
  • Distracted driving is a contributing factor in motor vehicle incidents which are a factor in significant critical incident stress for firefighters, says Capt.

Life insurance claims up in April and May due to COVID-19

Wednesday, October 28, 2020 - 12:00pm

Individual life insurance claims increased in April and May, at the height of the first wave of COVID-19, compared to the same period in 2019.

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  • Individual life insurance claims increased in April and May, at the height of the first wave of COVID-19, compared to the same period in 2019.
  • The percentage of claims that could be attributed to COVID-19 also reached over 12% in April.
  • Some of the companies surveyed provided group insurance data, but the same trend was not apparent.
  • In general, group insurance represents a younger population, with overall healthier populations, so the impact of COVID-19 may not have been as significant when compared to individual insurance.

Government of Canada provides communities with tools to make smart infrastructure decisions

Monday, October 26, 2020 - 1:48pm

OTTAWA, ON, Oct. 26, 2020 /CNW/ - Communities across Canada need the tools and support to make evidence-based infrastructure decisions for healthier, safer and more resilient communities.

Key Points: 
  • OTTAWA, ON, Oct. 26, 2020 /CNW/ - Communities across Canada need the tools and support to make evidence-based infrastructure decisions for healthier, safer and more resilient communities.
  • Today,the Honourable Catherine McKenna, Minister of Infrastructure and Communities, welcomed the release of data on the state of Canada's roads, bridges and tunnels through Statistics Canada's Core Public Infrastructure (CCPI).
  • Canada's Core Public Infrastructure survey is an Infrastructure Canada initiative administered through Statistics Canada.
  • Through the Investing in Canada infrastructure plan, the Government of Canada will invest more than $180 billion over 12years in public transit projects, green infrastructure, social infrastructure, trade and transportation routes, and Canada's rural and northern communities.

NAV CANADA announces year-end financial results

Thursday, October 22, 2020 - 11:12pm

OTTAWA, Oct. 22, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- NAV CANADA today released its financial results for the year ended August 31, 2020.

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  • OTTAWA, Oct. 22, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- NAV CANADA today released its financial results for the year ended August 31, 2020.
  • This is due to air carriers reducing their operations, grounding fleets and cancelling flights and routes.
  • The Company is not immune to the economic downturn and severe financial impacts that the aviation industry as a whole is experiencing.
  • The Companys Financial Statements, Management's Discussion and Analysis and Annual Information Form for the year ended August 31, 2020 can be found at:

NAV CANADA announces President and CEO retirement

Thursday, October 22, 2020 - 9:05pm

OTTAWA, Oct. 22, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- NAV CANADA today announced the planned retirement of Neil R. Wilson as President & CEO, effective January 30, 2021.

Key Points: 
  • OTTAWA, Oct. 22, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- NAV CANADA today announced the planned retirement of Neil R. Wilson as President & CEO, effective January 30, 2021.
  • Neil Wilson has been President and CEO of NAV CANADA since January 1, 2016.
  • The Board and I would like to thank Neil for his outstanding service as our Chief Executive Officer over the last five years and throughout his career at NAV CANADA, said Marc Courtois, Chair of the Board of Directors of NAV CANADA.
  • Air traffic management systems developed by NAV CANADA are used by air navigation service providers in countries worldwide.

Telesat Third Quarter 2020 Conference Call

Thursday, October 22, 2020 - 9:00pm

OTTAWA, Oct. 22, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Telesat has scheduled a conference call on Thursday, October 29, 2020, at 10:30 a.m.

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  • OTTAWA, Oct. 22, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Telesat has scheduled a conference call on Thursday, October 29, 2020, at 10:30 a.m.
  • ET to discuss its financial results for the three and nine month periods ended September 30, 2020.
  • The call will be hosted by Daniel S. Goldberg, President and Chief Executive Officer, and Andrew Browne, Chief Financial Officer, of Telesat.
  • Prior to the commencement of the call, Telesat will post a news release containing its financial results on its website ( www.telesat.com ) under the tab Investor Relations and the heading News.

Global Steel Groups Urge the Global Forum on Steel Excess Capacity to Expand Efforts to Address Growing Steel Crisis

Thursday, October 22, 2020 - 1:00pm

OTTAWA, Oct. 22, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Steel industry associations in the Americas, Europe, Asia and Africa today renewed their call for governments of steel-producing economies to intensify their work in the Global Forum on Steel Excess Capacity (GFSEC).

Key Points: 
  • OTTAWA, Oct. 22, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Steel industry associations in the Americas, Europe, Asia and Africa today renewed their call for governments of steel-producing economies to intensify their work in the Global Forum on Steel Excess Capacity (GFSEC).
  • However, the scale and persistence of excess capacity in the steel industry calls for more ambition in the transparency and policy-related work of the GFSEC.
  • The steel associations also call on non-participating governments to resume active participation in the GFSECs work.
  • Effectively addressing the global steel crisis is in the interest of all economies, steel producers, and steel consumers worldwide, and requires the active engagement of all G20 economies.

Canada’s unions launch initiative to shine a light on harassment and violence at work

Wednesday, October 21, 2020 - 5:31pm

The issue of violence and harassment at work has taken on new urgency during COVID-19, said Hassan Yussuff, President of the Canadian Labour Congress(CLC).

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  • The issue of violence and harassment at work has taken on new urgency during COVID-19, said Hassan Yussuff, President of the Canadian Labour Congress(CLC).
  • Workers facing violence and harassment at work may be feeling more isolated and more fearful of repercussions for speaking out, given the state of the job market.
  • It builds on existing research about workplace violence and harassment, including bullying and physical violence.
  • The survey is funded by the Government of Canadas Workplace Harassment and Violence Prevention Fund.