Ontario Manufacturers: Can you resume your activities?

Ontario Manufacturers: Can you resume your activities?

With the Ford government announcing yesterday that all construction was to resume and essential workplace limits were to be lifted many of you are wondering if it also applies to the renovation / install market.

After discussions with the Ontario government we found out that it was up to each and everyone’s interpretation but that in their opinion it looked like renovations could be included in the May 19th reopening. Jason Neal, Executive Director of SAWDAC let us know that his organization also viewed it this way. For them, the renovation market will re-open in May 19th 2020.

In doubt, Fenestration Canada still encourages you to seek legal counsel.

 

 

 

Fenestration Canada’s Ontario Committee Urges Authorities to Reopen the Industry

Fenestration Canada’s Ontario Committee Urges Authorities to Reopen the Industry

Last week, Fenestration Canada’s Ontario Committee, chaired by Skip Mclean, voiced their opinion to the authorities about reopening the Door and Window Industry in the province. Also supported by SAWDAC, our Executive Director sent them the following communication.

We are now asking every Ontario Members to submit the same communication to the government by taking only one minute to fill out the following form.

 

Construction Industry – Quebec businesses to gradually reopen throughout May

Construction Industry – Quebec businesses to gradually reopen throughout May

Businesses in three major sectors will be among those reopening, Legault said: retail stores that are not in shopping malls (or those in malls that have outdoor entrances); construction and civil engineering companies; and manufacturing companies, plants and factories.

The entire construction sector in Quebec can reopen as of May 11, but with restrictions on the number of workers that can be on a site at any given time. Those restrictions will be lifted May 25.

Read more here.

Canada Emergency Wage Subsidy Open for Applications

Canada Emergency Wage Subsidy Open for Applications

Businesses can now apply for the Canada Emergency Wage Subsidy. Click here to access the page. 

Within hours of the major wage subsidy program launching Monday morning, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau says approximately 10,000 businesses had already applied, and the government is expecting hundreds of thousands more  as companies across the country await the go-ahead to gradually reopen. Read the article here.