Prime Minister Trudeau spoke about the importance of combating climate change after the recent flooding of cities across Canada, a new bill by the Alberta government will set new standards for home builders, a leaked document shows projected hydro prices in Ontario over the next twenty years, a new bill that will impact federal construction contracts passed in the Senate and the decline in Canadian agriculture is having a ripple effect on local businesses. These are the stories we’re following for the second week of May:
- The Prime Minister spoke about the importance of making Canadian communities more resilient to threats of increased flooding and natural disasters due to climate change. Via CBC
- The Alberta government has proposed a new bill that will set standards and require licensing for home builders in the province. Via Fort McMurray Today
- A recently leaked document shows that hydro prices in Ontario are projected to increase substantially over the next 20 years. Via The Globe and Mail
- The Senate has passed the Canada Prompt Payments Act that aims to regulate payments for contractors working on federal construction projects. Via openparliament.ca
- New data from Statistics Canada shows the declining number of farms will have impacts on smaller producers, equipment dealers and suppliers. Via Yahoo News
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