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Contractors Can be Victors and Not Victims Every Tax Season, Says Expert
As we gather our receipts and get ready to prepare our taxes, many of us start to feel a ‘cash crunch’ to pay HST and make instalment payments towards income taxes owing. Read more
Tories to Roll Out Pre-election Infrastructure Spending Spree
The Conservative government is preparing an infrastructure spending spree in the runup to the fall election, as federal and provincial sources confirm work is heating up to announce new projects under the New Building Canada Fund. Read more

Election Platform Supports Construction: Trudeau
Working with municipalities to support the construction of affordable housing, public transportation and critical infrastructure are elements of federal Liberal Leader Justin Trudeau’s upcoming election platform. Read more

Canadian Cities Caught Between Crumbling Infrastructure and Growing Calls for Transit
As a decision looms on part of Toronto’s aging Gardiner Expressway, cities across the country are facing their own difficult choices about building for the future, and what to do with infrastructure nearing the end of its lifespan. Read more

Corporate Social Responsibility a Focus for the CCA
The Canadian Construction Association is looking to take a more active role in educating its members on the growing issue of corporate social responsibility (CSR). The shift is the result of a report prepared by a task force struck by the association’s business and market development committee. Read more

View From the Board: Working Collectively to Deal with Silica Exposure Limits
Years back, WorkSafeBC slashed the current eight-hour time-weighted average Permissible Exposure Limits (PELs) for Respirable Crystalline Silica (RCS) in general industry by 50 per cent. Read more