NEWS FROM THE FIELD
Forty-three per cent of fatalities in Canada are
in construction and manufacturing industries.
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and sustained economic growth for years
In July, the Honourable Amarjeet
Sohi, Minister of Infrastructure and
Communities, sent letters to his provincial
and territorial counterparts, as well as to
the Federation of Canadian Municipalities,
to provide additional details about the
Government of Canada’s long-term infra-structure
plan and to open negotiations to
reach bilateral agreements with each prov-ince
and territory. The funding provided
through these bilateral agreements will im-prove
commutes by supporting public tran-sit
systems, make our communities healthy
and livable through green infrastructure
investments, encourage inclusiveness
through access to community, cultural and
recreational spaces and boost the quality of
life in rural and northern communities.
The integrated bilateral agreements will
streamline funding delivery and help en-sure
that federal investments support na-tional
objectives. The agreements will
provide the flexibility for provinces, territo-ries
and municipalities to propose their in-vestment
priorities in infrastructure.
These new infrastructure investments are
the next phase of the Investing in Canada
plan which aims to create long-term eco-nomic
growth, build inclusive communities
and support a low-carbon, green economy.
Construction is one of
Canada’s most dangerous
physical jobs, even in
Adzuna, a U.K.-based job search engine
with more than 10 million monthly visitors
and a presence in 16 countries, conducted a
research study on Canada’s most dangerous
jobs and the salaries.
Even with technological advances and
stricter regulations, some industries con-tinue
to be among the most dangerous
while others are shockingly less and better
compensated than ever before.
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