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First Notice: York U donation; Rio Tinto, Lafarge join forces

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First Notice: York U donation; Rio Tinto, Lafarge join forces


York U to announce major donation 

Toronto’s York University will hold a livestreamed event this morning to announce a donation that will be dedicated to development of the University’s new Markham Centre Campus. The livestream starts at 10:30 a.m. 


Ontario Building Trades hold convention 

The 63rd annual convention of the Provincial Building and Construction Trades Council of Ontario is being held today in a virtual format, starting at 9 a.m. and running to 1 p.m. Premier Doug Ford gave a keynote speech (watch for coverage in the Daily Commercial News). 


Infrastructure announcement set for Gander 

Representatives from three levels of government will be on hand in Gander, N.L. this morning for an infrastructure announcement. The event will take place at the site of a “future multiplex.” 


Rio Tinto, Lafarge announce project partnership 

Rio Tinto, Geocycle Canada and Lafarge Canada announced today they are partnering on a plan to reuse waste from the aluminum smelting process to make cement. Geocycle Canada, a Lafarge Canada subsidiary, and Rio Tinto have developed a new product called Alextra, made from used potlining, as part of the aluminum electrolysis process that would otherwise go to landfill.  


RESCON unveils industry roundtable on racism 

The Residential Construction Council of Ontario (RESCON) and 21 industry partners announced this morning they have formed a roundtable that will work to address racism in the construction industry. The first meeting was held yesterday. “Our construction industry consists of an incredibly diverse, multi-racial and multi-cultural workforce and we will not tolerate any acts of racism,” said RESCON president Richard Lyall in a statement. 

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