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Federal Budget 2017: Momentum stalls on infrastructure commitments

March 23, 2017 by Ontario Construction Secretariat (OCS)

Federal Finance Minister Bill Morneau presented a much more cautious budget on March 22nd than he did in 2016. While the 2016 Budget and 2016 Fall Economic Statement both overflowed with infrastructure funding announcements (totalling $180 billion), 2017`s budget repeated

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CBTU applauds Government for a budget that supports the middle class

March 23, 2017 by Building & Construction Trades Department, AFL-CIO

OTTAWA – Canada’s Building Trades Unions are pleased with the continued support this government has demonstrated for middle class families in the 2017 budget, “Building a Strong Middle Class.” Programs supported in this budget will facilitate the inclusion of under-represented demographics in

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Canada Green Building Council supports Federal Government investment in a robust innovation agenda

March 23, 2017 by CaGBC

OTTAWA – The Canada Green Building Council (CaGBC) was pleased to see Budget 2017 support a low-carbon innovation agenda. The CaGBC views innovation in green building as key to accelerating the move to a low-carbon economy and meeting Canada’s 2030

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Pomerleau refocuses its vision and values following coast-to-coast expansion

March 23, 2017 by Pomerleau

Montreal, QC — Pomerleau Inc., one of Canada’s leading builders in the institutional, industrial, commercial, infrastructure and civil works sectors, unveiled its new corporate vision and new values today. After a coast-to-coast expansion and the celebration of its 50th anniversary,

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Canadian Construction Association’s reaction to the 2017 Federal Budget

March 23, 2017 by CCA

OTTAWA – The Canadian Construction Association (CCA) sees the federal government’s Budget 2017 announcement as a reiteration of previous commitments made to the renewal of Canada’s infrastructure.  “While we expected to see greater detail regarding the Canada Infrastructure Bank and

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Request for qualifications issued for Lakeshore East – East Corridor Expansion project

March 22, 2017 by CNW

TORONTO – Infrastructure Ontario (IO) and Metrolinx have issued a Request for Qualifications (RFQ) for interested parties to build and finance the Lakeshore East – East Corridor Expansion project. The infrastructure upgrades are required to accommodate the planned expansion of GO

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2017-18 federal budget: some relevant investment intentions but few specific and short-term commitments

March 22, 2017 by Conseil du patronat du Québec

MONTRÉAL – “With the tabling of its budget today, the Canadian government shows some good intentions in making relevant investments, especially in the area of innovation, training and infrastructures,” remarked Conseil du patronat du Québec (CPQ) president Yves-Thomas Dorval. “But

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Progressive Contractors Association of Canada welcomes initiatives for skills training and the Canada Infrastructure Bank in Budget 2017

March 22, 2017 by PCA

Today, the Progressive Contractors Association of Canada (PCA) welcomed the federal government’s budget commitments in the area of skills training but also cautioned against consistent deficit spending and increased payroll taxes. The government’s support for skills training is focused on

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CCA highlights accomplishments of 12 recipients with 2016 CCA Awards

March 22, 2017 by On-Site Magazine

Hosted today in Riviera Maya, Mexico, the Canadian Construction Association’s (CCA) awards recognize the important contributions of individuals, organizations and projects that promote and enhance the Canadian construction industry, whether through innovation, projects, or dedication to the industry. The 2016

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Contract awarded to construct and operate waste management facility

March 17, 2017 by Canadian Nuclear Laboratories

Port Hope, ON – Canadian Nuclear Laboratories (CNL) has awarded the Port Hope Area Initiative (PHAI) contract to complete construction of the remaining storage cells at the Port Hope Project Long-Term Waste Management Facility. The contractor will also operate the facility

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Ontario construction industry expects growth in 2017 despite low-growth economy

March 16, 2017 by Ontario Construction Secratariat

TORONTO – The economic outlook for Ontario’s construction industry is positive and confidence is up across the province, according to findings from the 2017 Construction Confidence Indicator, an annual survey of construction contractors conducted by the Ontario Construction Secretariat (OCS).

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Canada’s top lean construction event to gather practitioners in Toronto

March 16, 2017 by Corinne Lynds

Ottawa – Registration is now open for the Lean Construction Institute of Canada (LCI-C) annual conference and training day, being held at the Toronto Marriott Downtown Eaton Centre Hotel May 3 – 5. The event will see practitioners from across

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Optimism fuels brisk sales activity at CONEXPO-CON/AGG and IFPE 2017

March 15, 2017 by CONEXPO-CON/AGG

CONEXPO-CON/AGG and IFPE 2017 attendees came to Las Vegas ready to buy as exhibitors said they enjoyed tremendous sales activity throughout the week. As multiple construction and manufacturing industry segments converged on the Las Vegas Convention Center from March 7-11,

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Contractors and engineers travel to Bolivia to build suspension footbridge

March 15, 2017 by Walsh Construction

CHALLOMA CHICO, BOLIVIA – An established partnership between Walsh Construction, Bridges to Prosperity and International Bridge Technologies resulted in the construction of a new 160-foot suspended footbridge for a remote village in Bolivia. Challoma Chico, located in the country’s La

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Know someone that’s interested in a career in civil construction?

March 15, 2017 by On-Site Magazine

If you know someone, or are someone, that’s interested in pursuing a career within the civil construction field, check out the Canadian Construction Association’s Careers in Civil Construction site. You will find information on potential careers, schools, salary vs. investment and

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$10.9 million for the modernization of the Benoît-Lévesque Sports Centre in Roberval

March 14, 2017 by Government of Canada

Quebec – The Government of Canada, the Government of Quebec, and the City of Roberval announced investments of $3.6 million each– for a total investment of $10.9 million– for renovations to the Benoît-Lévesque Sports Centre and its adjacent outdoor sports grounds.

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Animated safety video: Worker crushed by lowering dump box

March 14, 2017 by WorkSafeBC

WorkSafeBC’s new slide show, Worker Crushed by Lowering Dump Box, illustrates how one worker was fatally injured while lowering a dump truck’s elevated box. The slide show illustrates many of the hazards of working under a dump truck’s raised box,

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Not the time to change Alberta’s labour laws

March 14, 2017 by PCA

Edmonton – A leading association of Canadian construction contractors is encouraging the Alberta Government to avoid unnecessary changes to the province’s Labour Relations Code, following yesterday’s announcement that the code will be reviewed. “Alberta has a diverse pool of labour

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New interchange on Highway 102 to create safer, more efficient commutes for Nova Scotians

March 14, 2017 by Government of Canada

Nova Scotia — The Federal and Provincial governments announced $28 million in funding for a new interchange and connector road off Highway 102 in Elmsdale, NS on March 13. “Public infrastructure connects people, supports job creation, and boosts economic development. The

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Government of Canada approves Towerbirch Pipeline expansion project

March 13, 2017 by Corinne Lynds

OTTAWA – Canadians have told the Government that we must protect our environment for future generations while growing the economy and creating good, middle-class jobs. The Government is making responsible decisions about moving Canadian energy to markets while investing in clean