Ontario’s newly elected Liberals steamrolled ahead on July 14 with the same big-spending budget that triggered the June 12 election, despite opposition warnings that the $130.4-billion plan will trigger a downgrade of the province’s debt rating and lead to massive public-sector job cuts.
The Ontario Liberal party is moving forward with the same budget it tabled in May, which promises to maintain capital expenditures on transportation infrastructure and eliminate the deficit in fiscal year 2017/2018.
The Newfoundland and Labrador government is investing $4.1 million for wharf improvements on Change Islands and Fogo Island that will provide marine infrastructure to accommodate a new $51 million ferry.
When talking to contractors there are numerous areas of concern in relation to RFPs, many of which are shared with tenders and other forms of competitive procurement.
Statistics Canada says municipalities issued building permits worth $6.9 billion in May, up 13.8 per cent from April.
With adoption of the Certificate of Recognition (COR) program expected to gain traction in the province, the Electrical Contractors Association of Ontario (ECAO) has taken steps to make the program accessible to its members.