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Canadian Headlines for Retailers: June 1

Hardlines is keeping Canadian retailers informed on the ways COVID-19 is impacting their home improvement stores. Check back each week for an update on the latest headlines affecting home improvement retail in Canada.

BSIABC Donates Meals to Health Care Workers

The Building Supply Industry Association of British Columbia (BSIABC) has built a fund to support front-line workers at hospitals and retirement homes.

Small Businesses Skeptical of Rent-Relief Plan

The Canada Emergency Commercial Rent Assistance program (CERCA) aims to cut small business owners’ rent by 75 percent for April, May and June. 

CMHC Forecasts Historic Housing Recession

The latest forecast from Canada Mortgage and Housing Corp. about the growth of the housing market over the coming months offers some sobering data. To read the full story, subscribe to the Hardlines weekly newsletter now.

About Todd Taber

Todd is trends editor for Hardware Retailing magazine. He graduated from Indiana University where he majored in journalism and French. Throughout his career, he has aimed to highlight small businesses and their community value. He joined NRHA in 2017.

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