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TCR Express: April 28, 2021

Today is the Day of Mourning with virtual ceremonies being held across Canada as government, businesses, labour groups and safety associations honour those who lost their lives. Staff writers Angela Gismondi, Don Wall and Russell Hixson all covered Day of Mourning ceremonies in Ontario and British Columbia and they spoke with digital media editor Warren Frey about both the ceremonies and two recent deaths in the Toronto area involving construction.

Russell also spoke about one of his recent stories looking into a push by the BC Building Trades to make plumbed bathrooms a requirement on job sites to improve hygiene in the wake of COVID-19 and make the industry an appealing option for underrepresented groups. Russell’s also working on a story involving Merit Contractors in Manitoba violating election laws by not disclosing advertising spending.

You can listen to The Construction Record and TCR Express on the Daily Commercial News and Journal of Commerce websites as well as on Apple PodcastsSpotify and Amazon Music’s podcast section and you can hear last week’s TCR Express here. Stay tuned next week for a look at the federal budget and its implications for the construction industry.

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