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Tory talks infrastructure deficit at construction conference

Mayor John Tory

After decades of underinvesting in infrastructure, the City of Toronto is now making up for lost time. "This city had fallen decades behind in transit, fallen years behind in other kinds of infrastructure and now we're catching up," Mayor John Tory told a group of delegates at the Navacord Construction Conference Nov…

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Premier warns NDP, Greens that delaying Site C dam in B.C. could cost $600M

Premier warns NDP, Greens that delaying Site C dam in B.C. could cost $600M

VANCOUVER - British Columbia's political leaders exchanged duelling letters over the future of the Site C dam project on Tuesday, with Premier Christy Clark arguing that delays will cost hundreds of millions of dollars. NDP Leader John Horgan wrote to BC Hydro last week asking it to suspend the evictions of two homeo…

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Officials spar over Massey Tunnel project

 Officials spar over Massey Tunnel project

Officials at Metro Vancouver are not impressed with plans to replace the Massey Tunnel with a new bridge. "History has demonstrated the world over, you can't reduce congestion by simply building more roads," said Greg Moore, Metro Vancouver chair. "This project represents an expansion of car-oriented infrastructure and di…

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Call for referendum keeps $1 billion hanging for major Hamilton LRT project

Call for referendum keeps $1 billion hanging for major Hamilton LRT project

Several delays and a call for a referendum are among the issues facing Hamilton city council members regarding the pending light rail transit (LRT) project. Ward 4 councillor Sam Merulla says he is fuming over a referral motion to postpone accepting $1 billion in provincial funding for the LRT and also roads, sewers, side…

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Canadian tech needs to up the ante: expert

Financial analyst Lou Schizas talked about technology during the 30th Annual CanaData Construction Industry Forecast Conference.

Canada is the short stack in the technology poker game.“We have to accept that and we need to figure out a way out of that problem,” said financial analyst, educator and broadcaster Lou Schizas during his address on technology at the 30th Annual CanaData Construction Industry Forecast Conference.“We need to realize …

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Want apprenticeship credit incentives? PM Harper unveils his plan

Want apprenticeship credit incentives? PM Harper unveils his plan

Prime Minister Stephen Harper’s recent campaign announcement that, if re-elected, he’ll extend and increase the Apprenticeship Job Creation Tax Credit is encouraging news from the perspective of the Canadian Construction Association (CCA). Just one day after the federal election campaign was officially called on Aug. 2,…

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Planes, trains and waterways—infrastructure is the order of business

CCA President Michael Atkinson (right) meets with Prime Minister Stephen Harper to discuss infrastructure ahead of the federal election.

Prime Minister Stephen Harper was the first of the party leaders to sit down with Canadian Construction Association (CCA) President Michael Atkinson to discuss industry issues that will be top of mind in the upcoming federal election."It's part of our election campaign strategy," Atkinson explained of his interview, which w…

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