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The supply issues of the Ps5 in Canada



Ps5 in Canada

The Global Semiconductor Shortages:

Ever since the release of the next gen console the world has seen a drastic decrease in the supply of the semi conductor chips that are required for the manufacturing of consoles.

The CEO of PlayStation, Jim Ryan said in an interview with the Washington Post that Sony has been competing with other companies for the semi conductors required for the manufacturing of the Ps5. He further added the demand for the Ps5 is far more than what they had anticipated, hence creating a demand, supply gap.

To compliment this there has been some supply chain issues as well that has resulted in the short supply of the PlayStation in the market. This was him before the holiday season and we have still yet to cover the semi conductor problem.

But the situation is the same for all the market, considering the covid 19 situation surrounding the world and the main competitor Microsoft’s Xbox Series X/S having there own supply problems. The market is moving in a way that is best for both the companies but the end consumer would be the one suffering.

It’s already hard to convince parents to buy these over price pieces of hardware rather having problem from the manufacturer of it not being available in the market.

In addition to the above, Ben Bajarin an analyst at Creative Strategies added that the semi conductor shortages would be continuing into not only 2021 but 2022 as well. Stating that “for Sony to catch up, demand has to slow down”.

The online stock situation of the Ps5:

The current online market that includes Gamestop, Best Buy etc has been filled with deals related to the Xbox Series X Stock and offers but Ps5 has been seen as very vague with regards to what is going on. The only thing we can suggest is that you sign up to these online stores and keep a keen eye on what is going on.

Usually we have seen console drops in the morning, while we have heard horror stories that mention people not being able to purchase the console only because they were late in entering the card details and the website crashed.

Wow, that would have been a bummer !!!

Keep on spamming the refresh button. Even if the site says the console is out of stock. We have seen the “add to cart” option appear soon enough. Sometimes adding the console to your Wishlist and then jumping from there to the checkout has worked out for some people as well.

Where to Buy a Ps5 in Canada:

The current price and online links are presented above. The prices may vary according the time you are reading this.

If you would want to explore the traditional which FYI might still be off limits for the foreseeable future (due to the pandemic). But we would never know for sure. We would suggest trying out some local retailers and calling them before actually visiting and asking them to ship it to your home. This would ensure that you would be following SOPs and staying safe.

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Canada’s manufacturers ask for federal help as Montreal dockworkers stage partial-strike



MONTREAL (Reuters) – Canada‘s manufacturers on Monday asked the federal government to curb a brewing labor dispute after dockworkers at the country’s second largest port said they will work less this week.

Unionized dockworkers, who are in talks for a new contract since 2018, will hold a partial strike starting Tuesday, by refusing all overtime outside of their normal day shifts, along with weekend work, they said in a statement on Monday.

The Canadian Union of Public Employees (CUPE) Quebec’s 1,125 longshore workers at the Port of Montreal rejected a March offer from the Maritime Employers Association.

The uncertainty caused by the labour dispute has led to an 11% drop in March container volume at the Montreal port on an annual basis, even as other eastern ports in North America made gains, the Maritime Employers Association said.

The move will cause delays in a 24-hour industry, the association said.

“Some manufacturers have had to redirect their containers to the Port of Halifax, incurring millions in additional costs every week,” said Dennis Darby, chief executive of the Canadian Manufacturers and Exporters (CME).

While the government strongly believes a negotiated agreement is the best option for all parties, “we are actively examining all options as the situation evolves,” a spokesman for Federal Labor Minister Filomena Tassi said.

Last summer’s stoppage of work cost wholesalers C$600 million ($478 million) in sales over a two-month period, Statistics Canada estimates.

($1 = 1.2563 Canadian dollars)


(Reporting By Allison Lampert in Montreal. Additional reporting by Julie Gordon in Ottawa; Editing by Marguerita Choy)

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Canada scraps export permits for drone technology to Turkey, complains to Ankara



OTTAWA (Reuters) –Canada on Monday scrapped export permits for drone technology to Turkey after concluding that the equipment had been used by Azeri forces fighting Armenia in the enclave of Nagorno-Karabakh, Foreign Minister Marc Garneau said.

Turkey, which like Canada is a member of NATO, is a key ally of Azerbaijan, whose forces gained territory in the enclave after six weeks of fighting.

“This use was not consistent with Canadian foreign policy, nor end-use assurances given by Turkey,” Garneau said in a statement, adding he had raised his concerns with Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu earlier in the day.

Ottawa suspended the permits last October so it could review allegations that Azeri drones used in the conflict had been equipped with imaging and targeting systems made by L3Harris Wescam, the Canada-based unit of L3Harris Technologies Inc.

In a statement, the Turkish Embassy in Ottawa said: “We expect our NATO allies to avoid unconstructive steps that will negatively affect our bilateral relations and undermine alliance solidarity.”

Earlier on Monday, Turkey said Cavusoglu had urged Canada to review the defense industry restrictions.

The parts under embargo include camera systems for Baykar armed drones. Export licenses were suspended in 2019 during Turkish military activities in Syria. Restrictions were then eased, but reimposed during the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict.

Turkey’s military exports to Azerbaijan jumped sixfold last year. Sales of drones and other military equipment rose to $77 million in September alone before fighting broke out in the Nagorno-Karabakh region, data showed.

(Reporting by David Ljunggren in Ottawa and Tuvan Gumrukcu in Ankara; Writing by Daren Butler; Editing by Gareth Jones and Peter Cooney)

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Investigation finds Suncor’s Colorado refinery meets environmental permits



By Liz Hampton

DENVER (Reuters) – A Colorado refinery owned by Canadian firm Suncor Energy Inc meets required environmental permits and is adequately funded, according to an investigation released on Monday into a series of emissions violations at the facility between 2017 and 2019.

The 98,000 barrel-per-day (bpd) refinery in the Denver suburb of Commerce City, Colorado, reached a $9-million settlement with the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment (CDPHE) March 2020 to resolve air pollution violations that occurred since 2017. That settlement also addressed an incident in December 2019 that released refinery materials onto a nearby school.

As part of the settlement, Suncor was required to use a third party to conduct an independent investigation into the violations and spend up to $5 million to implement recommendations from the investigation.

Consulting firm Kearney’s investigation found the facility met environmental permit requirements, but also pinpointed areas for improvement, including personnel training and systems upgrades, some of which was already underway.

“We need to improve our performance and improve the trust people have in us,” Donald Austin, vice president of the Commerce City refinery said in an interview, adding that the refinery had already undertaken some of the recommendations from the investigation.

In mid-April, Suncor will begin a turnaround at the facility that includes an upgrade to a gasoline-producing fluid catalytic cracking unit (FCCU) at Plant 1 of the facility. That turnaround is anticipated to be complete in June 2021.

Suncor last year completed a similar upgrade of an automatic shutdown system for the FCCU at the refinery’s Plant 2.

By 2023, the company will also install an additional control unit, upgraded instrumentation, automated shutdown valves and new hydraulic pressure units in Plant 2.

Together, those upgrades will cost approximately $12 million, of which roughly $10 million is dedicated to Plant 2 upgrades, Suncor said on Monday.


(Reporting by Liz Hampton; Editing by Marguerita Choy)

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