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First Notice: AGC releases pandemic report; Winnipeg Transit master plan; O’Regan addresses critical minerals

First Notice: AGC releases pandemic report; Winnipeg Transit master plan; O’Regan addresses critical minerals


AGC to release pandemic report one year in

This afternoon the U.S.-based Associated General Contractors of America will release new data showing the impacts of the coronavirus on the construction sector one year into the pandemic. The new data is based on a survey of construction firms and includes details on how the coronavirus is impacting demand for construction, the cost and availability of key construction materials, hiring plans and jobsite safety. The report will be released at 2 p.m. EST.

Winnipeg Transit releases master plan

Winnipeg Transit has released a master plan for the next 25 years of service in the city along with an investment plan. The plan will be presented today at the City of Winnipeg’s at the Standing Policy Committee on Infrastructure Renewal and Public Works. Rapid Transit infrastructure expansion is proposed as the core of the system comprised of six rapid transit corridors linked together to form three Rapid Transit lines that extend throughout the city.

O’Regan to speak on critical minerals

Today Canada’s Minister of Natural Resources Seamus O’Regan will make an announcement on Canadian Critical Minerals. He will be joined by Felix Lee, president of the Prospectors and Developers Association of Canada, Pierre Gratton, president and CEO of the Mining Association of Canada and Dawn Madahbee Leach, general manager of the Waubetek Business Development Corporation. Watch for the announcement at 12:30 p.m. EST.

StatsCan issues one-year pandemic report

Statistics Canada today published a report on the first year of the pandemic, titled COVID-19 in Canada: A One-year Update on Social and Economic Impacts. Sections include Canadians continue to respond to COVID-19; Indirect health impacts of COVID-19; Uneven social and economic impacts of COVID-19; and Economic impacts: Assessing the recovery.

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