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Political leaders say no to HST hike for infrastructure

August 16, 2017 -

One day after Association of Municipalities of Ontario (AMO) president Lynn Dollin recommended a one per cent hike in the HST to help pay for municipal infrastructure, Ontario Premier Kathleen Wynne has stated that she does not support the idea. Speaking at AMO’s annual conference, held this year...

Categories: News, Ontario

AMO calls for HST for local infrastructure

August 15, 2017 -

The Association of Municipalities of Ontario is calling for a one per cent hike to the HST to pay for growing infrastructure needs in the province. Speaking at AMO’s annual conference, being held in Ottawa this year, president Lynn Dollin calling for the sales tax to be devoted solely to local infrastructure...

Categories: Ontario

Sorel named SNC-Lavalin's executive vice-president, capital

August 8, 2017 -

SNC-Lavalin has announced that Chantal Sorel has been appointed executive vice-president, capital, in addition to her current role as managing director, effective immediately. Based in Montreal, she will report to Neil Bruce, president and chief executive officer, and serve as a member of the company’s...

Categories: National, News

Jacobs Engineering Group to acquire CH2M

August 4, 2017 -

Jacobs Engineering Group Inc. and CH2M HILL Companies Ltd. have announced that they have entered into a definitive agreement under which Jacobs will acquire all of the outstanding shares of CH2M in a cash and stock transaction with an enterprise value of approximately $3.27 billion, including approximately...

Categories: National, News

Site selected for new BC Transit maintenance facility

August 3, 2017 -

The governments of Canada and British Columbia, along with the Cowichan Valley Regional District and BC Transit, have announced that a site has been selected for the new BC Transit operations and maintenance facility in the Cowichan Valley. The facility will be located in the Koksilah Industrial Park...

Categories: News, Western Canada

Manitoba issues RFP to study redesign of South Perimeter Highway

August 2, 2017 -

The Government of Manitoba has issued a request for proposals for an engineering consultant to conduct a functional design study to rebuild the south Perimeter Highway. “Our government is committed to ensuring value for money as we rebuild our aging provincial infrastructure,” said Baline Pedersen...

Categories: News, Western Canada

Building for success

July 31, 2017 -

By John Haasen and Colin Smith. Having the right person manage a construction project is vital to its success. But the support system we build around that person, and the resources we provide them with, cannot be underestimated in creating an infrastructure asset that meets the expectation of our...

Categories: Features

Infrastructure gaps block Canadian productivity: report

July 20, 2017 -

Lack of proper transportation infrastructure is a major barrier to Canada’s access to market and to its competitiveness, leading to lost opportunities and wasted time for both Canadian companies and residents, says a new report by the Canadian Chamber of Commerce. “As Canadians head out on vacation...

Categories: National, News

Premier Horgan announces new B.C. cabinet

July 20, 2017 -

Premier John Horgan has officially announced his new cabinet. The new cabinet is made up of 20 ministers and two ministers of state. In addition, six MLAs have been named as parliamentary secretaries. Premier Horgan’s cabinet is the first in B.C. history to achieve gender parity, with 10 women named...

Categories: News, Western Canada

Canada, Quebec invest in Concordia University infrastructure

July 12, 2017 -

The Government of Canada and the Government of Quebec are investing $36.75 million in a project at Concordia University. The funding will help the institution provide its students with the training needed for the high-paying middle-class jobs of today and tomorrow. Federal funding is allocated through...

Categories: News, Quebec

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