Category Archives: Manufacturing

Fix to software problem behind naval helicopter crash needed ‘forthwith’: experts

HALIFAX — The software issue identified as a cause of last year's naval helicopter crash off Greece that killed six Canadian crew members needs to be fixed without delay, say experts on the interplay between automation and humans in aircraft. Two

Canada pays another US$71M for F-35 development

OTTAWA — Canada has quietly made another multimillion-dollar payment toward development of the F-35 stealth fighter despite uncertainty over whether it will buy the aircraft and calls from some prominent Canadians not to purchase any new fighter jets. ...

Irving Shipbuilding delivers second Arctic patrol warship to Royal Canadian Navy

HALIFAX — Irving Shipbuilding officially delivered the second in its series of Royal Canadian Navy Arctic patrol ships today at a ceremony in Halifax. The Arctic Offshore and Patrol Ship will be officially designated HMCS Margaret Brooke during a namin...

Trudeau announces $440 million for Quebec aerospace industry

MONTREAL — The federal government is investing up to $440 million in Quebec's aerospace industry to subsidize major companies operating in a key sector of the province's economy, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said Thursday. Trudeau made the announcemen...

Navy kicks off long-anticipated push to replace Canada’s beleaguered submarine fleet

OTTAWA — The Royal Canadian Navy is launching its long-anticipated push to replace Canada’s beleaguered submarine fleet, setting the stage for what will almost certainly be an extremely controversial debate around the need for such vessels. Defence off...

No ‘quick fix’ to cause of deadly military helicopter crash, procurement chief says

OTTAWA — Canada’s top military procurement official warns there is no "quick fix" to the software issue identified as the primary cause of last year’s deadly helicopter crash off the coast of Greece, which killed six service members. Two separate inter...

One million chickens euthanized during labour dispute at Quebec slaughterhouse

MONTREAL — The head of an association representing Quebec chicken producers says it is unacceptable that one million chickens have been euthanized during an extended labour dispute at a slaughterhouse near Quebec City. The Exceldor co-operative closed ...

Ottawa investing as much as $29M in company to make PPE mask material in Quebec

MONTREAL — The federal government is investing as much as $29 million in a company building a factory in Montreal to make the specialized fabric needed to produce respirators and surgical masks. The money will go toward a $38.8-million project by

Canada announces plans to land a rover on the moon in the next five years

OTTAWA — Science Minister François-Philippe Champagne says Canada plans to land a rover on the moon in the next five years. The Canadian Space Agency says the unmanned robotic vehicle will aim to gather imagery and measurements on the moon's cratered

Plastic coalition challenges Canadian government’s designation of plastic as toxic

A group of plastic industry leaders is launching a court challenge of the Canadian government’s designation of plastic goods as toxic and saying the government should focus on recycling efforts as a solution. The Responsible Plastic Use Coalition, made...