The province of Ontario recently introduced its 2021 budget and while its primary concern is both addressing the cost of COVID-19 and plotting a post-pandemic economic recovery, the construction industry has a role in accomplishing both of those goals.
Daily Commercial News staff writer Don Wall spoke with digital media editor Warren Frey about the implications of the Ontario budget for construction including hospital and long-term care home projects, a focus on infrastructure and expanded skills and retraining development.
Don also spoke to Ontario Society of Professional Engineers CEO Sandro Peruzza about his thoughts on infrastructure spending, climate change and transit projects and we have clips from that conversation along with sound from Ontario finance minister Peter Bethlenfalvy as he delivered the budget to the Ontario legislature.
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 interview with BC Centre for Women in the Trades (BCCWITT) outreach coordinator Lindsay Kearns here. Thanks for listening and we’ll see you next week.