April 17: Toilet paper demand skyrockets 241 per cent
- Bryden, Joan, Reporter
- Media Type
- Item Type
- Newspaper clippings
- When stay-at-home orders became imminent, Canadians arrived in droves to purchase hoards of toilet paper, sanitary wipes, paper towels, hand sanitizer, and face masks.
While the toilet paper anomaly will not last, forest products industry leaders are calling on government support for sawmills as these businesses shut down across the country due to a pandemic-induced collapse in lumber prices. This put the supply of the above pulp-based products at risk as well as hospital gowns (pulp-based), wood pellets, biiofuels, and green energy-fed heating systems and provincial power grids.
Farmers warned of labour shortages, unexpected pandemic-induced costs, supply chain disruptions, and reduced food processor capacity eroding confidence farmers need to invest in crop planting and maintaining livestock, which would affect affordability and availability of food later in the year.
- Metroland Media
- Date of Original
- 17 Apr 2020
- Date Of Event
- 17 Apr 2020
- Personal Name(s)
- Nighbor, Derek ; Robinson, Mary
- Corporate Name(s)
- Forest Products Association of Canada ; Canadian Federation of Agriculture
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