Canada

Liberal firearm ban unlikely to curb gun violence, RCMP union says, calling for ‘evidence based’ policy

Criticism of the Liberal gun ban comes as the federal government has so far failed to secure a private-sector contractor to design a federal buyback program Gun retailers and owners were deeply critical of Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s sweeping ban, saying it arbitrarily outlawed “military-style” firearms based solely on how they look. OTTAWA — The union representing the RCMP says ...

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Saskatchewan restores half of lost oil production

Saskatchewan Minister of Energy and Resources Bronwyn Eyre spoke about how Saskatchewan’s oilpatch production has been recovering. Saskatoon, Calgary – Saskatchewan’s oil production has rebounded halfway back, from its pre-COVID-19 production levels, to its bottoming out when the crisis hit, to halfway back again.  Saskatchewan Minister of Energy and Resources Bronwyn Eyre took part in the Canadian Association of Oilwell ...

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Province issues request for proposals to companies vying for Halifax Infirmary expansion contract

The Halifax Infirmary site on Summer Street in Halifax. A request for proposals has been released to two shortlisted companies to bid on the P3 contract to expand the QEII Health Sciences Centre Halifax Infirmary site. The province announced last July that EllisDon Infrastructure Healthcare and Plenary PCL Health qualified to bid on the public-private-partnership project, which includes designing, building, ...

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Cares Act Funding Lags for Providers

Millions of dollars set to be allocated between now and December 30 has many Black-led nonprofits and small businesses on edge, waiting for the city of Long Beach to roll out the RFP process for the Black Health Equity funding. The $1 million earmarked specifically to address the needs of the Black community in Long Beach is not yet ready ...

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Blue Mountains’ seeks winter food trucks for Tomahawk

TBM is hoping to establish food services near its recreation trails this winter The Town of the Blue Mountains is looking to establish food services along the Georgian Trail and Tomahawk Golf Course this winter. In an effort to complement its four-seasons lifestyle, the Town of the Blue Mountains (TBM) is taking steps to establish new food services in the ...

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Niagara Falls seeking proposals for Gateway District development

The City of Niagara Falls is circulating a request for proposals locally and nationally for projects or investments in and around the Gateway District. The RFP package was released earlier this month and does not have a return date. That was by design. “We’re being very open-minded,” said Tom DeSantis, Niagara Falls’ acting director of planning and economic development and Niagara ...

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Canada: Navigating Life Sciences Procurement And Responding To RFPs

What challenges and opportunities exist in the public procurement of pharmaceutical products and medical devices by hospitals, health authorities and group procurement organizations? What practical insights should be considered when responding to RFPs? In their latest video, Phil Symmonds, Tom Yeo, Adam Banack, and Grant Worden give a sneak peek on some of the topics being discussed in our upcoming ...

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Loopio and Seismic Announce an Industry-First Partnership Benefiting Sales Teams

The leading RFP response software and sales enablement solution have teamed up to help companies respond to sales inquiries faster and better than ever. TORONTO, NOVEMBER 12, 2020 Loopio, the leader in RFP response software, announced today its partnership with Seismic, the leading sales enablement solution and marketing orchestration platform provider. The two companies are teaming up to help organizations ...

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Boralex increases its combined EBITDA(A) by 18% and actively pursues its growth initiatives in the third quarter

Highlights of the third quarter of 2020 Combined EBITDA(A) of $83 million , up $13 million , 18% higher than in the third quarter of 2019. Discretionary cash flows of $16 million , up $24 million over the third quarter of 2019Combined wind power production higher than in the corresponding quarter of 2019 and anticipatedproduction (1)Total wind power production: Up 5% vs 2019 and 1% vs anticipated productionWind power ...

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How A COVID-19 Vaccine Will Impact Air Canada’s Operations

Air Canada has this week released its third-quarter earnings report. A fairly common occurrence in the industry, the airline has had to pivot and adapt to the changing commercial climate, making deep cuts and secure financing in order to stay afloat. While most carriers are eagerly waiting for the widespread distribution of a vaccine to guarantee safe travel, other carriers are ...

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Unanimous Support for City Purchase of Windsor-Built Minivans

A Chrysler Pacifica being assembled at the Fiat Chrysler Windsor Assembly Plant Windsor’s Mayor is asking that council purchase Windsor-built hybrid Pacificas for its building department fleet. The original report called for the purchase of six vehicles, mostly Chevy Bolts, but Dilkens says there is an opportunity to shop local and still support the city’s climate change plan. “Because the ...

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Alberta issues RFP for five P3 high schools

The Alberta government has shortlisted three qualified groups to deliver five new high schools through a public-private partnership (P3). The groups invited to participate in the request for proposals (RFP) are: Alberta Partnership for Learning (Graham Design Builders, GEC Architecture).Concert-Bird Partners (Bird Construction, BR2 Architecture).Plenary-Maple High Schools (Maple Reinders Constructors, Stantec Architecture). “We have talented, experienced teams right here in ...

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‘Beautiful silver lining’: Despite banner year, city ironing out RFP for Calgary golf courses

CALGARY’S CITY-OWNED GOLF COURSES HAVE EXCEPTIONAL YEAR, BUT COUNCIL KEEPS THEM ON TRACK FOR RFP ON PRIVATIZATION The new hole 18 at McCall Lake golf course in northeast Calgary. CITY OF CALGARY For the City of Calgary, this golf season was akin to winning the coveted green jacket at Augusta National. But the early season started out in the waist ...

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Resolute Announces Appointment of Remi G. Lalonde as President and CEO, Succeeding Yves Laflamme

Resolute Forest Products Inc. (NYSE: RFP) (TSX: RFP) today announced that after a 39-year distinguished career with Resolute, Yves Laflamme will be stepping down, and retiring, as of March 1, 2021. The board of directors has unanimously selected and appointed Remi G. Lalonde as the company’s next president and chief executive officer, effective on the same date.  Mr. Lalonde, 44, currently serves as senior vice president ...

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ValuEngine Downgrades Resolute Forest Products (NYSE:RFP) to Hold

Resolute Forest Products (NYSE:RFP) (TSE:RFP) was downgraded by stock analysts at ValuEngine from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a report issued on Thursday, ValuEngine reports. Several other analysts have also issued reports on RFP. TD Securities boosted their target price on Resolute Forest Products from $2.75 to $4.00 and gave the company a “hold” rating in a research note on Friday, July ...

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Quinte school bus drivers worry new Tri-Board contract talks may cost them their businesses

Several Quinte-area bus drivers say they are worried for their jobs as their contract with the Ontario government is set to end. More than 20 school bus operators in the Quinte region are sounding the alarm that they could lose their businesses if a request for proposal is sent out by Tri-Board Student Transportation Services. With a negotiated contract expiring in June, ...

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Talks surrounding RFP process for local school bus routes looming

Concerns about permanent shutdowns of small businesses have run rampant over the course of the COVID-19 pandemic. Local bus companies are not immune to this either, as a pending RFP procurement process is rearing its head again for those in the Tri-Board Student Transportation system, with a previously negotiated contract expiring in June 2021. However, the issue of losing smaller ...

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B.C. complaint halts Ottawa’s plans for an earthquake warning system

Vancouver company’s alert technology used in Massey Tunnel The company that provides earthquake alert technology for the Lower Mainland’s Massey Tunnel has obtained an order halting a bid by Ottawa to contract out for earthquake alert systems | BIV files Canada’s International Trade Tribunal has halted Ottawa’s awarding of a contract for an earthquake warning system pending an investigation of ...

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Coquitlam to turn city land into affordable seniors housing

A new affordable housing complex for seniors is set to be built on city-owned land in Coquitlam to replace a former building nearby that also offered elderly care. A new affordable housing complex for seniors is set to be built on city-owned land in Coquitlam to replace a former building nearby that also offered elderly care. Monday, the city council unanimously voted ...

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Port Alberni to issue RFP for the big screen at AV Multiplex

BCHL Bulldogs requested city move forward with process An example of what the big screen in the Alberni Valley Multiplex could look like. Port Alberni city council will be issuing a request for proposals (RFP) for a big screen for the Alberni Valley Multiplex, but council is not committing any funding at this time. The concept of an LED screen ...

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Don’t sell West End Fire Station, St. John’s firefighters ask the city

The former West End Fire Station is up for sale by the City of St. John’s. A request for proposals was issued last week. -JUANITA MERCER/THE TELEGRAM Union wants a firefighters’ museum ST. JOHN’S, N.L. —  The St. John’s Fire Fighters Association (SJFFA) is asking the city not to sell the former West End Fire Station on LeMarchant Road. The ...

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Councillor calls for more time to determine the future of these historic St. Boniface buildings

WINNIPEG — Time is running out for a pair of historic St. Boniface buildings that have stood at the heart of the community for more than a hundred years. Now a city Councillor is calling for one more year to give developers some extra time to think of ideas to revitalize and rejuvenate the buildings. The City of Winnipeg has been ...

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Labour policies will boost property sector performance – Colliers

The industrial and office sectors are likely to be the major beneficiaries from this month’s election result upon a review of the Labour Party’s manifesto and policies, according to Colliers International. Following three years of a coalition government, preliminary results show Labour secured 49 per cent of the vote on election night, providing 64 seats in parliament from the 120 ...

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Resolute Forest Products (RFP) Set to Announce Earnings on Thursday

Resolute Forest Products (NYSE:RFP) (TSE:RFP) is scheduled to post its quarterly earnings results before the market opens on Thursday, November 5th. Individual interested in participating in the company’s earnings conference call can do so using this link. Resolute Forest Products (NYSE:RFP) (TSE:RFP) last released its quarterly earnings data on Thursday, July 30th. The basic materials company reported ($0.25) EPS for the ...

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The second phase in Cornwall works yard redevelopment goes to RFP

A portion of the city of Cornwall’s municipal works yard as seen on Wednesday, October 28, 2020, in Cornwall, Ont. Francis Racine/Cornwall Standard-Freeholder/Postmedia Network FRANCIS RACINE / FRANCIS RACINE/STANDARD-FREEHOLDER With the city’s new salt facility having been unveiled last week, Cornwall administration is now moving onto the next phase of the municipal works yard redevelopment project. The next step will consist of the ...

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Loopio Brings On Rick Smolen As First Senior VP of Sales

Rick Smolen joins as SVP of Sales to help the RFP software platform build its world-class sales team and drive growth. TORONTO, Loopio, the leader in RFP response software, announced today that Rick Smolen has joined the team as its Senior Vice President of Sales. In this role, Smolen will lead the company’s sales strategy, with a focus on scaling the team ...

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The Times They Are a-Changin’ – What We Know (and Still Don’t Know) About the New Federal Procurement Processes

Public Services and Procurement Canada (PSPC) and Shared Services Canada (SSC), the two federal departments responsible for the large majority of government purchasing, have been working on procurement modernization for several years. This bulletin provides an update on the status of the following initiatives: SSC Procure-to-Pay (P2P) PortalPSPC Electronic Procurement Solution (EPS) and the CanadaBuys websitePSPC’s modification of the Standard Acquisition ...

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AHS issues Request for Proposals for laundry services

EDMONTON, AB – Alberta Health Services (AHS) has issued a request for proposals (RFP) for third party providers interested in taking over responsibility of laundry services across the province. Earlier this month, Health Minister Tyler Shandro announced that about 9,700 positions within AHS would be cut, with jobs outsourced and contracted out in sectors such as laundry, community labs, housekeeping and ...

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The city of St. John’s seeks a buyer for West End Fire Station

The city is selling the former West End Fire Hall on LeMarchant Road. A request for proposals was issued on Monday.  Council hopes buyer will preserve building’s heritage ST. JOHN’S, N.L. —  The City of St. John’s on Monday issued a request for proposals (RFP) for the sale and development of the former West End Fire Hall on LeMarchant Road. ...

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Tides of change coming to Oak Bay Marina

The Oak Bay Marina entrance on Oct. 19, 2020. VICTORIA — Created nearly sixty years ago, the Oak Bay Marina’s lease is set to expire at the end of 2022. The municipality has put out a request for proposals (RFP) for the marina and Turkey Head Point area. The District of Oak Bay wants to reimagine the property, creating a ...

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