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The Construction Record Podcast – Episode 72: ConExpo, Auditor General report reaction and Infrastructure Ontario’s Ehren Cory

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This week on The Construction Record podcast, national managing editor Vince Versace has an update on plans for the upcoming ConExpo conference in Las Vegas, including coverage of a talk by technology and innovation expert James Benham of JB Knowledge called “The Four Things Contractors Need to Know.” If you’re at ConExpo and listen to The Construction Record, makes sure to come up and introduce yourself!

Vince also takes a look at a couple of stories currently running in the Daily Commercial News, including an interview with Ontario Minister of Labour, Training and Skills Development Monte McNaughton about new research about millennials in the workplace and how that research will inform skilled trade recruitment policies. Vince also cites recent coverage of Ontario Auditor General Bonnie Lysyk’s recently released critique of worksite inspections and program oversight and gathered reactions to the report both from Minister McNaughton and from Infrastructure Health and Safety Association president and CEO Enzo Garritano.

We also have an interview with Infrastructure Ontario president and CEO Ehren Cory. DCN staff writer Don Wall spoke to Cory at the recent Canadian Council for Public-Private Partnerships (CCPPP) annual P3 conference about the organization’s priorities in the upcoming year, the benefits of attending the CCPPP conference and how recent market soundings from the ministry of infrastructure along with IO’s regular engagement with the industry has delivered insights into future policy.

 

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