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The Construction Record Podcast – Episode 163: Alex Carrick on the economic impact of war in Ukraine

This week on the Construction Record podcast digital media editor Warren Frey speaks with ConstructConnect chief economist Alex Carrick about the ongoing war in Ukraine and its effects on the global and Canadian economy.

Commodities will be hit especially hard by Russia’s invasion, Carrick said, given Ukraine’s position as a leading source of wheat, potash and other agricultural materials. Carrick also referred to the idea that generals often fight the previous war when new approaches are required, and that the extensive sanctions Canada, the United States and may European states have imposed against Russia are a new and different form of economic combat. 

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, and you can listen to last week’s interview with Conscious Builder founder and CEO Casey Grey here. Thanks for listening and we’ll see you next week.

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