Canadian Contractor

COVID News – June 1


June 1, 2020
By Patrick Flannery

Nice overview of the BC construction sector’s response to COVID in the Vancouver Sun. Big takeaway: WorkSafeBC has allowed only one claim for COVID contracted on a construction site. Numbers around the country appear to be similar – Ontario has less than six construction-related COVID claims.

The April building permit statistics are out. They are not good. Average 17 per cent decline in April in permits issued – the largest month-to-month decline measured since the 2008 financial crisis.

The Cement Association of Canada is calling on Ottawa to route post-pandemic stimulus spending through heavy construction projects.

 

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