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The Construction Record Podcast: Episode 51 – The federal budget, prompt payment and topping up infrastructure

Daily Commercial News national editor Vince Versace, digital media editor Warren Frey and staff writer Don Wall are out of the 2019 federal budget lockup and in your ears as they discuss the last budget from the Trudeau Liberal government before an election.

From the $2.2 billion municipal infrastructure top-up to a new training benefit initiative intended to drive skilled workforce growth and several new programs for western Canada, Don Warren and Vince cover what they saw in the budget and the pre-reading interview with finance minister Bill Morneau.

We also have an interview with Mechanical Contractors of Canada CEO Pierre Boucher as well as Association of Consulting Engineering Companies – Canada president and CEO John Gamble about how they feel the new budget will affect the industry and their respective memberships.

 

Stakeholders debate training, infrastructure pledges in Budget 2019

MCAC applauds prompt payment, skilled trades measures in Budget 2019

New Canada Training Benefit to drive skilled workforce growth

Federal Global Talent Stream to become permanent

Federal road safety regulatory roadmap to roll out

$700 million over 10 years for Arctic and northern Canada initiatives

 

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