February 23, 2021 Facebook Twitter LinkedIn
Member Update

Last week, we were pleased to host another Government-Industry Roundtable with the Canadian Institute of Plumbing & Heating (CIPH) to discuss a national retrofit strategy, regulatory harmonization and investing in the skilled trades.

We appreciate the continued collaboration from our various federal government partners at Environment and Climate Change Canada, the Standards Council of Canada, the National Research Council, Natural Resources Canada, Treasury Board Secretariat and Employment, and Employment and Social Development Canada! We look forward to continuing to support economic recovery for Canada.

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Source: The Globe and Mail
"While the pandemic has resulted in a short-term slowdown and job losses for the construction industry, the long-term outlook will be largely affected by the retiring generation, industry insiders say; this will require efforts to recruit new blood to the skilled trades."
Source: Daily Commercial News
The Building for Recovery coalition says it's time for both provincial and federal governments to provide billions of dollars in infrastructure investments so the construction industry can rebuild the Canadian economy post-COVID-19.
Source: BuildForce Canada
"Seasonal workloads, reduced investments in building construction, and ongoing public-health measures to control the spread of COVID-19 combined to lower construction employment in January."
FastEst, Inc.
N-Two Cryogenic Enterprise Inc.
Victaulic Company of Canada
Flocor, Inc.
Masco Canada Ltd.


1516: The Hapsburg Charles I succeeds Ferdinand in Spain.
1540: Spanish explorer Francisco Vasquez de Coronado begins his unsuccessful search for the fabled Seven Cities of Gold in the American Southwest.
1836: The Alamo is besieged by Santa Anna.
1846: The Liberty Bell tolls for the last time, to mark George Washington's birthday.
1861: Texas becomes the seventh state to secede from the Union.
1921: An airmail plane sets a record of 33 hours and 20 minutes from San Francisco to New York.
1926: President Calvin Coolidge opposes a large air force, believing it would be a menace to world peace.
1938: Twelve Chinese fighter planes drop bombs on Japan.
1942: A Japanese submarine shells an oil refinery near Santa Barbara, California, the first Axis bombs to hit American soil.
1945: U.S. Marines plant an American flag atop Mount Suribachi on Iwo Jima.
1947: Several hundred Nazi organizers are arrested in Frankfurt by U.S. and British forces.
1950: New York's Metropolitan Museum exhibits a collection of Hapsburg art. The first showing of this collection in the U.S.
1954: Mass innoculation begins as Salk's polio vaccine is given to children for the first time.
1955: Eight nations meet in Bangkok for the first SEATO council.
1967: American troops begin the largest offensive of the war, near the Cambodian border.
1972: Black activist Angela Davis is released from jail where she was held for kidnapping, conspiracy and murder.
1991: French forces unofficially start the Persian Gulf ground war by crossing the Saudi-Iraqi border.

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Source: Daily Commercial News
The construction sector in Canada lost 45,400 jobs last month, representing almost 20 per cent of the country’s January job losses.
Source: HPAC Magazine
Originally scheduled for June 26-30 in Phoenix, Arizona, the event will now be held online.




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