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The Construction Record Podcast – Episode 282: Toronto election reaction with RESCON’s Richard Lyall

On this episode of The Construction Record Podcast, Daily Commercial News staff writer Don Wall speaks with Residential Construction Council of Ontario (RESCON) president Richard Lyall about the possible impact of Olivia Chow’s election as the new mayor of Toronto.

Chow took the helm of North America’s fourth-largest city in a tightly fought mayoral by-election on June 26 caused by former mayor John Tory abruptly resigning from the post after revealing an extra-marital affair with a staffer. Lyall is generally optimistic of the road ahead in terms of increasing the availability and supply of affordable housing and said Chow has extensive experience and seems to be willing to work with all stakeholders to push forward rapid change.

Don also spoke with digital media editor Warren Frey about the latest stories he’s working on, including how People For Education executive director Annie Kidder is opposing Ontario’s plan to let Grade 11 students in the province enter full-time apprenticeships. 

You can listen to The Construction Record on the Daily Commercial News and Journal of Commerce websites as well as on Apple PodcastsSpotify and Amazon Music’s podcast section. Our previous episode featuring  interviews with ConCntric CEO Steve Dell’Orto and Engiqueers vice-president Mymoon Bhuiyan is here. Thanks for listening.

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