The Keeping Students in Class Act

On October 31, 2022 the Ontario government introduced Bill 28 (“Bill 28”), the Keeping Students in Class Act. The Bill involves a broad and aggressive legislative attack on the constitutional rights of workers to engage in collective bargaining.

Breaking the Glass in the Construction Industry

Bass Installation is breaking stereotypes in the construction industry. This innovative glass installation company is owned and founded by Stephen Callender, who is also the president of the Afro Canadian Contractors Association (ACCA). His daughter, Natasha Callender-Wilson, is vice president of the company.

Tradeswomen Conference to Draw Labour, Government, and Industry Leaders

Over 3,000 tradeswomen along with labour, government and industry leaders from across North America will be in Las Vegas, Nev. for the Tradeswomen Build Nations, the largest annual building trades conference in the world, hosted by North America’s Building Trades Unions (NABTU).

Construction Union that Once Endorsed Ford Government Now Wants it to Revoke Back-to-Work Bill

On Tuesday, the Labourers’ International Union of North America, or LiUNA, accused the government of “eroding the collective bargaining rights” of 55,000 members of the Canadian Union of Public Employees, or CUPE, who are in a labour dispute with the government over wages.

Partnering with Indigenous Communities Essential for a Better Canada

Partnering with Indigenous communities and organizations is essential for a better Canadian future, says Steeve Fiset, chief strategy officer with consulting engineering firm CIMA+.

Feds Introduce Immigration Plan to Attract Skilled Workers

Canada’s 2023–2025 Immigration Levels Plan was released today (Nov. 1), which is using immigration as a strategy to help businesses find workers in key sectors including the skilled trades, manufacturing, and technology.

VIDEO: Her Construction Story

Watch the DCN’s video focusing on several remarkable women who have each forged their own path through the Canadian construction industry.

Science Fiction? It’s Already Here and it’s Working in Construction

The thing about change is sometimes it creeps up on us. Take robotics in construction. They’re already deployed and working. Did we notice? Sure, these are early designs and entry level for the most part, but they are here and growing in both capability and application, much like the personal computer or mobile phone when it first arrived. At first, an expensive novelty. Now an indispensable tool for both business and recreation that fits in our pockets.

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