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Ontario MOL announces more money for trades training, new panel to reform apprenticeship system

Monte McNaughton, Ontario Minister of Labour, Training & Skills Development, has announced an additional $75 million for trades training in Ontario and the formation of a committee to oversee winding down the Ontario College of Trades and reforming apprenticeship training in the province.

CCA response to federal speech from the throne

The Canadian Construction Association (CCA) was pleased to hear commitments by the federal government to invest in infrastructure and skilled training, secure jobs and support small and medium sized businesses.

Construction in North America to fall less than expected in 2020: GlobalData

GlobalData has revised its forecast for North America’s construction industry to -1.7% this year from the previous projection of -6.5% in the Q2 2020 update, as the recovery in the US residential market from the initial shock of the COVID-19 pandemic has been faster than expected.
The Hammer Podcast


Make asbestos removal a BC election issue

What form should government assistance to encourage asbestos removal take? And how to make sure it stays under the control of qualified professionals and off the black market? » Read more

Spray foam contractors rush to help – UPDATE

The Leasak story has now made the local news in Calgary. Meanwhile, comments on the Spray Foam Canada Facebook page indicate that another contractor has taken on the task of fixing the job. We’re still trying to find out who that is… » Read more

Rejection of project milestones terrifies homeowner

Some contractors don’t like project milestones and we get that. But Reni wants to know what the alternative is. How can contractors and project owners share the risk? » Read more