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CAM News & Updates
CAM's Summer Hours

cameng-May262020-1.pngThe CAM office will be working our summer schedule.  During July and August, we’ll be closed every Friday.  If your issue is urgent or time-sensitive, you can reach Nancy by email.

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President's Message


This pandemic certainly has been a roller coaster these past four and a half months, and it looks like we are finally nearing the end of the ride that has had unexpected turns, seemingly insurmountable slopes, scary drops, and sometimes turned us right upsidedown. Personally, I’m not a fan, thanks to a horrible experience at Expo 67 (that’s 1967 for you young’uns reading this!). But as a trooper, in March, I committed, closed my eyes, hung on until my knuckles turned white, and prayed that I would make it the whole way through!

And here we are nearing the end of the ride – a little deflated, maybe a little (or a lot) poorer; but so much more resilient and strong. I hope you’ve chosen to look at this whole situation with a positive bent – and have seen areas that you’ve been able to make some improvements in to be more efficient and more productive, which should lead to more profitability once things turn around. There is an old saying ‘out of tragedy comes good’. I sincerely believe that and I continue to wish you all well as we recover together.

As I write this, Ontario is about to release their plans for phase 3 opening. The Atlantic provinces are ‘bubbling’ and the West is well on its way to normalcy. And yes - hockey playoffs are just around the corner!! Let’s hope that Canadians carry on being responsible in their actions, the curve continues to plank, and CAM is able to play a meaningful part in providing safe moves.

There was no ride bracelet offered at the beginning of this journey and I hope we don’t need to buy another ticket for the coaster this fall!

Be smart. Be vigilant. Be safe.



Meet our newest Independent Mover Member!


Ottawa Moving Logistics have been in the business for seven years and are well known in the Ottawa area. They’ve recently expanded their operation by opening up an office and warehouse and we couldn’t be more delighted to have Rosie and James on board with our growing stable of independent movers!

Ottawa Moving Logistics
Rosie Rowe and James Antaki, Owner & Operator
1159 Parisien Street
Ottawa, ON K1B 3N3
Tel: 613-612-6853
Email |  Website

CAM Supplier:  Goodcase Storage Container



GoodCaseLogo.jpgAre you looking for additional storage space? Goodcase Storage Container Ltd. has a solution!

Our steel made storage containers are foldable, moveable and stackable. They are durable with high strength anti-slippery plywood floors with laminated cover. Rain shields, rubber seal and rainproof vents make the containers totally ventilated and water and rodent proof. They are easy to lift and move as they fit with various lifting systems including carriage tube, mule lifting systems, forklift sleeves and horizontal lifting. We can individually customize them based on size requirements, insulation, multiple doors, e-track or tie-down rings, diamond-plate steel floors and removable wheel systems.

The foldable containers are flat packed on transportation, 12 units can be transferred on one truck from one site to another. This feature makes transportation more easily and affordably, which is a big saving compared to the traditional ones. They can be easily installed in around 20 minutes per unit, which can help to deal with emergencies, disasters instantly, and can help to expand your storage space immediately.

Thanks to the light-weight skeleton steel design, they are strong and reliable, which brings them a long-lasting life cycle of over 30 years. They can also be stacked up to three units high when fully loaded for greater warehouse utilization. With the waterproof and fire-resistant feature, the container can be used conveniently both indoor and outdoor wherever you have some spare space. They are designed for the North American climate and can withstand a high snow load capacity.

We can help you create more storage space in an easy way. Just give us your idea! We will work with you on customizing the design to satisfy your special needs. Ask us about our Field Office and Mobile Home options! You can contact General Manager Hunter Zhai by phone at 647-325-5966 or by email.

Save Money, Save Space, Save Time.

COVID-19 Update


Major CEWS Update - Increased amounts, lower thresholds

On July 17, 2020 Finance Minister Bill Morneau announced the following regarding the Canada Emergency Wage Subsidy (CEWS):

  • It will be available through end of December 19, 2020
  • For the period starting in July, up through the period beginning in November:
  • The 30% revenue reduction requirement will be reduced to “ANY REDUCTION”.
  • There is up to a 25% additional subsidy if the revenue decline is greater than 50%. This is capped at $960 per employee per week. These numbers change over the periods.

For more information, click here

More border crossings collect contact information from drivers

On June 30, 2020, Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA) began collecting personal information (email addresses and phone numbers) from truck drivers at several border crossings on behalf of the Public Health Agency of Canada (PHAC). As of July 9, 2020, CBSA has expanded the program at 12 additional ports of entry, bringing the total to 18 locations overall.

Ports that have been collecting the data since June 30 include:

St. Stephen 3rd Bridge St-Armand/Philipsburg Lansdowne
Queenston-Lewiston Bridge Coutts Pacific Highway
Woodstock Road

St. Stephen

St.-Bernard-de-Lacolle Sault Ste. Marie Prescott
Windsor-Detroit tunnel Peace Bridge North Portal
Emerson Abbotsford-Huntingdon Aldergrove

Those who refuse to provide the information could face additional measures such as a health assessment or even charges under the Quarantine Act. Tickets can also be issued by police under the Contraventions Act.

We have sent this update to our friends at AMSA, IAM and the National Council of Moving Associations to pass along to their members.

Travel Restrictions & Re-Opening Information

It’s impossible to keep track of who’s open, who’s allowed to go where, and who’s wearing a mask and who isn’t.   In order to help, we now have all of the provinces and territories listed with the links to that information on the main page of our COVID-19 news section.

A Post-COVID-19 Employer Playbook


Thanks to Trucking HR for providing the following valuable information.

The past few months have been extremely challenging as organizations, in all sectors, were forced to react to COVID-19 and the associated business implications it presented. We are particularly sensitive to the fact that our industry has played a key role, as an essential service, in keeping our economy moving.

Now, as businesses prepare to re-open all on-site operations, it’s important to take a planned approach so as not to jeopardize the health and safety of your workforce. At Trucking HR, our intention is to supply valuable information that informs your Human Resources policies and to provide practical and innovative HR tools. This guide offers insight into some of the important considerations that you will need to make when re-opening your on-site operations.

We hope that this guide will help lighten the burden of the unknown and provide you with guidance and direction.

Stay up to Date!

We encourage you to check our COVID-19 section regularly on our website, as Nancy is still monitoring the various government briefings every day and that’s where we’re posting breaking news.

Be smart. Be vigilant. Be safe.

Feature Spotlight

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Premiere Van Lines

The Canadian moving industry generates over $2 Billion each year. As part of the Premiere Van Lines franchise and Atlas Van Lines agent, your business can grow from a local or regional mover to become part of a national network. Take advantage of our advertising programs that drive business to your door. We provide all the training and tools you will need to be successful in this industry.

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Do you have 20 seconds for a question or two?


Time for a sip of coffee and another 20 second survey from CAM. As always, your response, this one about virtual surveys, would be a benefit to CAM as we plan future activities and work with our suppliers.

20 Second Survey

No ‘In-Person’ Meeting in 2020 

As you are aware, the planned conference for Edmonton in November was postponed until 2021, with the hopes that we might be able to pull off a smaller, informal gathering of some sort in the Toronto area to replace it for this year. After considerable research and meetings with hotel executives and meeting planners throughout North America, as well as consultation with CAM’s Executive, CAM is halting any meeting planning and will not be going forward with an in person or extensive virtual meeting this fall or winter. CAM assumes a huge risk, as well as a significant expense, to pull one off.

We will continue to evaluate our options for hosting an uncomplicated virtual option for a November one-hour Annual General Meeting. We will advise the membership once that is worked out.

The next in-person conference will be Edmonton on November 14-16, 2021. We negotiated a new, spectacularly fair, contract with Sutton Place Hotel in Edmonton and our full slate of speakers were happy to delay a year and join us then. We will continue to work with Edmonton Tourism to put on a great show next year!

We’d like to thank our sponsors who have generously continued to support us through these crazy times. We look forward to the 16 months ahead of us!


Don’t forget to mark your calendar for the 2021 CAM Conference – November 14 – 16, 2021, Sutton Place Hotel, Edmonton AB.

Golf registrations are starting to roll in!

Yes, you really ARE thinking about golf! We’ve started to get golf registrations and are excited that we’ll be able to see you in person in less than three months!

Our golf day is set for Monday, September 14th at Carlisle Golf Club, a 20-minute drive from Burlington, Ontario. A golf package includes your round of golf, lunch, one adult beverage, and dinner.

Have a foursome you’d like to register? We have a *new foursome rate* that will save you $50!

Registration and golf information can be found on our Golf Day event page.

Interested in sponsoring the tournament or a hole activity, or providing prizes? I t’s super easy! Please check our options.


‘Disabled’ cellphones no defence against distracted driving charges

Distracted driving is now under more scrutiny than ever. A recent decision of the British Columbia Court of Appeal has confirmed that holding a cellphone while driving is an offence, even when it is disabled or turned off. 

Product Spotlight



Snowbirds Auto Connection Ltd.

Snowbirds Auto Connection is a family-owned and operated vehicle transport company providing reliable, door-to-door, damage-free transportation across Canada and the U.S. SAC offers a variety of services including coast-to-coast transportation, cross-border relocation and vehicle storage.

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Piano to Zanskar

camengjuly212020-10.jpgWe all know that moving a piano has its unique set of challenges...but to haul one over the Himilayas? Wow! Can’t wait to see how they made out! Why not take a well-deserved break and check out this streamed documentary between July 24th – 26th? Here’s the link to buy your ticket.

Facing his future in retirement, 65-year-old piano tuner Desmond O’Keeffe decides to take on the most challenging and perilous delivery of his four-decade career. He’ll transport a 100-year-old, 80-kilogram, Broadwood and Sons upright piano, from bustling London to the remote heart of the Indian Himalayas, 14,000 feet above sea level, in one of the most isolated settlements in the world.

View the trailer

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