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“The companies that manufacture were able to quickly pivot to make masks, respirators … hand sanitizer” — Jerry Dias, Unifor National President

“The companies that manufacture were able to quickly pivot to make masks, respirators … hand sanitizer.” Jerry Dias, president of Unifor, discusses the mobilization of the manufacturing sector in the COVID-19 pandemic, the role of essential workers, and plans to reopen the GM plant in St. Catharines, Ontario. 32147

“You drive by and people are saying thank you” — Rob Penner, President & CEO of Bison Transport

“You drive by and people are saying thank you.” While public health officials are telling us to stay home, truck drivers are crossing the country delivering essential food and supplies. Rob Penner, President and CEO of Bison Transport, discusses the challenges his drivers are encountering, how his business is being affected by the COVID-19 pandemic, and the positive impact of expressions of gratitude like the #Thank A Trucker movement. 32126

“Be connected and support your employees” — Penny Wise, President of 3M Canada

Penny Wise, President of 3M Canada, reflects on the challenges of leadership in the COVID-19 crisis as her company performs essential services, including distributing N95 masks to frontline workers. 32098

“This is a playbook that’s never been written before” — Sam Sebastian, President and CEO of Pelmorex

Sam Sebastian, President and CEO of Pelmorex, discusses the use of alerts and tracking in the fight against COVID-19, learning how to innovate in the midst of the pandemic and how employees in Madrid provided an early warning for what to expect in North America. 32049

“The human condition is incredibly resilient” — John Risley, CEO of CFFI Ventures

Longtime businessman, philanthropist and mentor John Risley of CFFI Ventures shares his thoughts on how business in Canada will change after COVID-19 32036

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