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Hiding in Plain Sight: Evaluating Closed Tendering in Construction Markets

Ontario is faced with huge deficits and a debt that will hamper the province’s long-term economic prospects. In the face of this dire situation, Ontario’s government is turning over stones to find savings for the provincial budget. While many will focus on the need to make cuts in order to achieve this goal, there is a way to achieve significant...

Cardus Coursepack - Worldview

Welcome to the Cardus Worldview Coursepack. We are delighted to present some of the best pieces from Comment's recent archive for this volume. Browse the full preview or watch the high-def promo video on Youtube here!

Why Is Construction So Expensive in Ontario?

The deliberately provocative title is intended to highlight why the relevant data for properly answering the question is not being collected and available. Debates regarding construction labour have been trapped in an ideological pro- and anti-union paradigm. This paper argues that the debate needs to be reframed in a “competitive labour pool” paradigm...

Working Local: A study of Stationary Labour in Canada’s Construction Sector

Expanding on the findings made in Working Mobile, Ray Pennings further illuminates the labour situation in Canada's construction Industry by surveying local workers. Contact the Construction Sector Council to order a copy.