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...
Labour monopolies increase costs by up to 40 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...
A social bias against employment in the skilled trades exists in this country. This culminating document of the Building Meaning project includes the Building Meaning in the Skilled Trades background paper, and our final series of recommendations for industry and labour stakeholders; educational institutions; governments; and researchers.