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The CLC is commending the federal government for today’s launch of an online inventory of Canadian government buildings containing asbestos. Canadian unions have been calling for this type of registry for over a decade.

 

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Canadian Elevator Repair Crisis

 Every day of the year, Canadians across the country are finding themselves trapped in faulty elevators

Colin Perkel , The Canadian Press

 

It has been brought to MCE’s attention that if the voltage level of 5 volt power supply feeding the controller computer (swing panel) falls below regulation, it can have adverse effect on the operation of the motor control. In certain situations, the elevator computer may become inoperable and motor field voltage can drop to zero. Having very low or no motor field control can result in the car drifting in the direction of the load due to lack of torque control. This scenario is only applicable to inspection operation. Automatic and passenger operation use additional software monitors and are not affected.