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First Notice: Ford’s address; N.S. housing; union safety video

First Notice: Ford’s address; N.S. housing; union safety video


Ford schedules address for 2:30 p.m. 

Ontario Premier Doug Ford has scheduled an announcement for this afternoon at 2:30 p.m. He is expected to address the government’s latest COVID-19 protection measures. Ford will be joined by Minister of Health Christine Elliott, Solicitor General Sylvia Jones, Minister of Labour, Training and Skills Development Monte McNaughton and Dr. David Williams, chief medical officer of health. Word has been circulating that more restriction measures, including closing non-essential construction that isn’t considered critical infrastructure, might be on the table.  


CMHC to deliver First Nations housing in Nova Scotia 

The federal government today announced $3.16 million in funding through the Projects Stream of the Rapid Housing Initiative for the construction of 24 units of affordable housing for two First Nations communities in Nova Scotia. A total of $1.02 million will go towards accelerated building of 12 new homes in the Paqtnkek Mi’kmaw Nation and $2.14 million will support the same number of new homes in the We’koqma’q First Nation. The projected will be delivered by the Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation under the National Housing Strategy. 


Supply Chain Canada acquires CORE 

Supply Chain Canada today announced it has acquired the Centre for Outsourcing Research and Education (CORE), a non-profit organization with a mandate to support organizations and individuals engaged in sourcing as well as managing outsourcing agreements. Supply Chain Canada is Canada’s largest association for the supply chain sector. 


OCS releases new Union Safety Effect video 

The Ontario Construction Secretariat today announced the release of the fifth video in a five-part series presenting the findings of its Union Safety Effect Study. The video outlines the scientific study parameters. The latest OCS newsletter also offers analysis of the latest construction sector investment data. 

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