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PCA budget submission calls for expansion of open tendering
REPORT February 23rd

The Progressive Contractors Association of Canada (PCA) has issued a pre-budget submission to the Ontario government that focuses on open tendering, modernizing Ontario’s skilled trades and boosting apprenticeship investments. A Cardus report, which says that, "The city could generate at least $174 million in savings annually by simply opening up construction tendering to all qualified contractors,” has been cited in the submission. 

What will Ontario’s long-term care system look like post-pandemic?
REPORT December 5th

While the coronavirus pandemic has put a spotlight on obvious failures in long-term care in Ontario and across Canada, experts say change will require a re-imagining of the entire system in addition to ambitious reforms. Cardus's Johanna Lewis spoke with Global news, "It’s tragic that it took a pandemic for people to really start to pay attention to the problems that are happening in long-term care, but I do see a very good opportunity for change; for not just tweaks to the system, but for real, deep reform, bold reform." 

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