In this week’s episode of TCR Express, digital media editor Warren Frey and Journal of Commerce staff writer Russell Hixson look into both day one of the annual CanaData economic forecasting virtual conference and sessions at Buildex Vancouver, as well as touching on the National Day for Truth and Reconciliation and how the construction industry can contribute to bettering the lives of Indigenous people.
Daily Commercial News staff writers Angela Gismondi and Don Wall also attended the first day of the CanaData conference and Angela has a story about Export Development Canada chief economist Peter Hall’s presentation about managing the national and global economy while avoiding future lockdowns. Don reported on a session by Altus Group cost analyst David Schoonjans about the strong state of national construction spending in 2021 while warning of climbing commodity costs. Francisco Blanch from Bank of America discussed energy prices and the green transition and Don will have a story about that session as well.
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 Podcasts, Spotify and Amazon Music’s podcast section and you can hear last week’s special episode of TCR Express recorded right after the federal election here. Thanks for listening and we’ll see you next week.