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April 21, 2014

Legal battle over temporary foreign workers heats up

Two unions are taking the latest battle over temporary foreign workers to Federal Court in Vancouver, but they hope two government ministers will step in to speed things up.

April 7, 2014

Panel rules against random drug testing

Canada's largest private sector union is applauding a decision by an Alberta arbitration panel that random drug and alcohol testing of all employees at a Suncor site near Fort McMurray violates the fundamental rights of workers to privacy, respect and dignity in the workplace.

April 2, 2014

Criminal prosecution for executives gains support

Construction unions in B.C. are calling on the provincial government to support proposed legislation that would include the criminal prosecution of corporate executives responsible for the injury or death of workers.

March 24, 2014

Five-storey Student Union Building taking shape at UBC

The construction site of the new Student Union Building (SUB) on the Point Grey campus of the University of British Columbia (UBC) is a busy place these days.

March 3, 2014

Unions harming the economy: speaker

A leading free enterprise advocate says unions are harming the public sector and the Canadian economy.

February 17, 2014

Union outraged that 60 ironworkers laid off at lunch

The local ironworkers union in Alberta is angry and upset that more than 60 of its members were laid off at the Kearl oilsands construction project in northern Alberta this week and replaced with Croatian temporary foreign workers (TFWs).

February 12, 2014

VIDEO: CFIB board chair Catherine Swift on "The Big Lie: how unions have undermined public services" at IOSC8

Canadian Federation of Independent Business board chair Catherine Swift was the keynote speaker at the Eighth International Open Shop Conference in Maui, Hawaii, with a speech entitled "The Big Lie: how unions have undermined public services," on Feb. 13.

February 10, 2014

Run-of-river hydroelectric project clears hurdles

Narrows Inlet Hydro Holding Corp. has received approval from the B.C. government to construct a run-of-river hydroelectric project, but an environmental group argues these types of generation facilities should be halted.

January 29, 2014

Former head of Quebec Federation of Labour testifies at inquiry

The former head of Quebec's Federation of Labour is on the witness stand at Quebec's corruption inquiry.

January 27, 2014

Quebec premier denies her husband struck a deal

Premier Pauline Marois was adamant that her husband never struck a deal with Quebec's largest labour federation to protect that union's interests and thwart a potential corruption inquiry.

March 16, 2009

Merger possible for British Columbia construction safety associations

The B.C. construction industry is unusual because it has two, rather than one safety association. That may change within the next 18 to 24 months.

March 16, 2009

Trades can get in on public-private partnerships

The fundamental purpose of a P3 is to download the risk of the project from the government to the team contracted to build and operate it. Beyond that, though, the general contractor will then download a considerable part of the risk to the major trade contractors.

March 16, 2009

British Columbia revising national electrical safety code before adopting it

Revisions to Canada’s electrical safety code are expected to reach B.C.’s provincial government soon.

March 16, 2009

Ottawa's Carlton University agrees to supplementary conditions

Ottawa’s Carleton University has agreed to use CCDC2 2008 in conjunction with an agreed-upon set of supplementary conditions after discussions with the Ontario General Contractors Association (OGCA) and the General Contractors Association of Ottawa.

March 16, 2009

City of Abbotsford, B.C. bundles projects to get them done

The City of Abbotsford is bringing on stream nearly $100 million in three new community facilities on time and budget – and getting much more facility than it ever imagined.

March 16, 2009

New construction behind aggressive expansion in Ontario and Western Canada

A&W Food Services of Canada, headquartered in Vancouver, is planning an aggressive 2009 expansion in Ontario and Western Canada despite the economic downturn.

March 16, 2009

Lifelong learning is just a part of the job

Sometime back in the 1970s the expression “life-long learning” was invented. Most of us likely thought it applied only to professors who inhabit universities.

March 16, 2009

Vancouver building suspended after financing falls through

Downtown Vancouver has become home to one of the more unusual construction sites in the country. Since November 2007, one of the city’s heritage buildings has been suspended six storeys in the air.

March 16, 2009

Alberta capital’s green tower aims for the sky

Downtown Edmonton’s first new office tower in more than two decades is aiming for LEED Silver certification.


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$34,400,000 Airdrie AB Prebid

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