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December 13, 2018

Proposed Ontario bill aims to open tendering process to non-union construction firms

The changes would likely increase the pool of bidders for public infrastructure work in cities such as Toronto, Hamilton and Waterloo, but labour groups say the move is an assault on worker rights

Surge in job growth drives Canada’s unemployment rate down to new 40-year low

A notable gain of 14,800 construction jobs in November helped boost employment. Still, lackluster wage growth remains a concern coast to coast

Metrolinx paid contractors extra $237M to keep Eglinton Crosstown on schedule

The agency stepped in to speed up work when the Toronto megaproject began to fall behind last year. The province’s auditor general now says Metrolinx failed to protect itself adequately under the P3 contact
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Work on Massey Hall revitalization project in full swing in Toronto as province reiterates $30M in funding

Phase 2 of the nearly 125-year-old venue's revitalization will cost $142 million. It includes major renovations and the construction of a new seven-storey tower » Read More

Director of hydrovac firm Badger Daylighting resigns over rejected secret takeover offer

The company, which offers non-destructive or hydrovac excavating services, said it did not see the prospective offer as “sufficiently compelling” » Read More
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John Deere crawler loaders promise lower operating costs, increased productivity

Featuring the Final Tier 4 John Deere PVS 6.8-litre engine, the 655K and 755K crawler loaders offer 155-hp and 194-hp, respectively, as well as hydrostatic transmissions and Total Machine Control » Read More

Cat premieres first high drive electric drive dozer

Caterpillar says the reduced fuel costs mean contractors can pay back their investment in the electric drive dozer in less than two years » Read More

World of Concrete 2019

Date: January 22-25
Location: Las Vegas, NV
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Canadian Concrete Expo

Date: Feb. 6-7
Location: Toronto, ON
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The First Nations Housing Conference

Date: February 26-28
Location: Thunder Bay, ON
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