May 29, 2024


Canadian design leaders arrive to Ottawa to urge federal govt to partner in making a solid foundation for economic development

Field is advocating for complete infrastructure investment, workforce progress, and procurement modernization

OTTAWA, ON, Nov. 6, 2023 /CNW/ - Tomorrow, almost 100 development leaders from each and every province are gathering on Parliament Hill to provide a unified concept to the federal governing administration: partner with the construction marketplace to create a powerful basis for a much better Canada.

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Construction is a main contributor to Canada's financial health and fitness. The building marketplace contributed $151 billion (7.4%) to Canada's GDP in 2022 and generated $92.7 billion in employment income to some 1.6 million men and women across the state. Additionally, when the development sector does very well, it creates a ripple result of enlargement in other sectors like engineering, manufacturing, agriculture, technologies, and retail.

Through the Canadian Design Association's once-a-year Hill Day, Canadian construction leaders will request the Govt to:

  • Dedicate to comprehensive infrastructure investment.

  • Support deal with the workforce shortage by overhauling immigration

  • Modernize procurement procedures.


"Faced with fears above inflation, the housing disaster and large cost of living, Canadians are looking to their Government for answers. Development is the suitable companion to help generate economic growth for Canada — all though delivering housing and infrastructure that Canada urgently needs."

Mary Van Buren, President of the Canadian Construction Association

"The Canadian Building Association (CCA) is urging the federal federal government to collaborate with the design sector and implement plan variations that can unleash the comprehensive likely of an field that is an economic powerhouse."

Brendan Nobes, Chair, Canadian Building Affiliation

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About CCA

Throughout Canada, CCA signifies much more than 18,000 member firms drawn from 62 area and provincial integrated spouse associations. CCA gives voice to the general public plan, authorized and criteria improvement plans of contractors, suppliers and allied company gurus doing work in, or with, Canada's hefty civil, institutional, professional and industrial (ICI) construction marketplace.

The development sector is 1 of Canada's most significant employers and a important contributor to the country's financial achievement. The business, 70 for every cent of which is designed up of small and medium enterprises, employs more than 1.6 million Canadians and contributes 7.4 for each cent of Canada's Gross Domestic Product.

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Advocates urge CPSC to enforce new protection actions for home furnishings marketplace

A dresser sits in the bedroom at Oak Cottage in Franklin, Tenn., Friday, April 15, 2022.


As little ones are having the brunt of furniture tipping injuries and fatalities, advocates are urging furnishings corporations to comply with a new federal protection rule heading into influence Sept. 1.

Out of the 19,400 unexpected emergency office similar injuries described to the U.S. Consumer Item Basic safety Commission between 2019 and 2021, about 15,600 accidents associated furnishings. Much more than 590 fatalities have been claimed among 2000 and 2021 associated to idea-over incidents.

Youngsters underneath the age of 18 account for about 7,200 of individuals claimed accidents, according to a 2022 report put out by the CPSC. 

The Durable Act, which stands for Cease Tip-overs of Unstable, Dangerous Dressers on Youth was signed into legislation by Congress in December of 2022. The act needs the Customer Product or service Safety Commission to revise protection standards for freestanding clothes storage units these kinds of as a dressers, bureaus, or chests of drawers. These types of standards need to include specified screening linked to tip overs and new warning specifications for all these kinds of merchandise coming into the U.S. current market, in accordance to the congressional web site.