Industry News
April 6, 2009 – Following last Thursday’s GDP report, today’s Statscan report indicates that the value of building permits fell 15.9% to $3.7 billion from January to February 2009, with the largest decreases coming from the non-residential sector in Ontario.
April 2, 2009 - In ‘The Daily’ of March 31st 2009, Statistics Canada’s reported on Gross Domestic Product (GDP) by industry. The news was not uplifting for the construction sector. 
If you are feeling uncertain about the construction industry’s prospects, you are in good company.
March 28, 2009 - Recent editorial by Aggregates & Roadbuilding commented on the mixed fortunes of this year’s round of construction industry trade shows. Expo Grands Travaux, to be held on April 3-4, 2009 at Olympic Stadium in Montreal, looks all set to be added to the winners list.
March 25, 2009 - Ontario's infrastructure will get a $32.5 billion boost over the next two years, improving the roads, schools, and public transit, says the McGuinty Government in announcing the latest infrastructure investment package.
March 14, 2009 - Data just released by the Association of Equipment Manufacturers (AEM) once again underscores the importance of the Canadian market to manufacturers of American made construction machinery.
March 4, 2009 - Nobody could accuse the City of Calgary of being timid in its infrastructure program.
February 26, 2009 - Canada exports millions of tonnes of aggregates each year, mainly to the United States, from water based quarries on both coasts as well as the Great Lakes. Against this background, consider recent events in Vancouver where
February 22, 2009 – A question for you. In what year did the following article appear in a December issue of Time Magazine? (It wasn't 2008!) “Not for many years has a Christmas season begun with so many tidings of......
February 15, 2009 – According to the U.S. Department of Transportation, every $1 billion spent on transport infrastructure creates 35,000 jobs, but that figure is just the beginning.
February 7, 2009 – By any measure, the Statistics Canada labour force survey issued yesterday was bad news. Statistics Canada reports that employment across the country fell by 129,000 from December 2008 to January 2009 (-0.8%), almost all in full time jobs. But how did the construction industry fare in all the mayhem?
January 29, 2009 The Susan Lake Gravel Pit, located in the heart of Alberta’s existing oil sands developments has set an all time output record for a Canadian aggregate operation. 
Capital may be tight and residential construction may be declining, but some producers and suppliers across the country are predicting a surprisingly robust 2009.
What do new extraction rights, aggregate resource fees and aggregates levies have in common?
January 23, 2009 - Two major trade shows are in the right place at the right time to benefit from federal government infrastructure funding worth $10.2 billion for the provinces of Ontario and Quebec.

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