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Cardus Construction Competitiveness Monitor (click to view large)

Cardus Construction Competitiveness Monitor

Ontario Municipal Construction Markets

Research Publication, Work and Economics

Labour monopolies increase costs by up to 10 percent on nearly a billion dollars worth of Ontario construction projects, says a paper released by Hamilton based think-tank Cardus. The paper estimates,

  • 25 percent of Ontario taxpayers are affected by municipal labour monopolies in construction
  • Labour monopolies affect over 750 million dollars worth of construction work in Ontario municipalities
  • The City of Toronto alone could save almost 60 million dollars using open tendering practices

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