It’s the end of the year, which makes it time to look back at the biggest news of the past 12 months to impact the construction industry across the country.
National editor Vince Versace and daily editor Lindsey Cole get out their naughty and nice lists to see what stories had the biggest effect, both negative and positive in Ontario and beyond during 2018, including the Construction Act, cannabis and other big events.
Digital media editor Warren Frey and staff writer Russell Hixson also do a deep dive on the big stories in western Canada, especially the controversial community benefits agreements introduced in the summer which garnered quite a reaction from B.C. construction stakeholders, LNG Canada’s $40 billion project being approved while Trans Mountain was bought by the federal government, and the ongoing worker shortage affecting the industry.
Finally, Vince talks to our own ConstructConnect chief economist Alex Carrick about the big economics news of 2018 and some predictions for the new year and beyond.