The Federal Government last week announced the 2016 budget. While there are few solid things for our members to look at the government changes to EI and especially funding to public transportation will likely have impacts for Edmonton and Calgary LRT projects.
It is estimated Alberta will receive $350 million over the next five years for public transport projects. EI recipients outside of Edmonton will have access to longer benefit periods, for most about 5 more weeks, for a few up to 20 weeks more.
The Canadian Construction Association broke down some of the significant numbers in the budget which can be viewed here.