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  • Construction Industry Applauds Provincial Infrastructure Stimulus Announcement

    May 6, 2020

    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

    Construction Industry Applauds Provincial

    Infrastructure Stimulus Announcement

    Regina, SK - Mark Cooper, President of the Saskatchewan Construction Association, today released the following statement in response to the province's $2 billion infrastructure stimulus package announcement:

    "There's no other way to say it: today's announcement is absolutely fantastic news for Saskatchewan's construction industry, construction companies and workers, and Saskatchewan's economy overall. 

    The provincial government stepped up in a big way today. They heard what industry has been telling them, and they responded. Thank you to Premier Moe, Deputy Premier Gord Wyant, and to all members of cabinet and provincial officials for making this decision.

    While many construction companies have continued projects during COVID-19, this stimulus package will undeniably give an incredible lift to our industry and the province's economy. $2 billion for infrastructure projects across the province will keep workers employed, keep food on the table for families, and will have a direct and obvious benefit to communities around the province. 

    We're confident that the province won't delay and get as many projects as possible going right away and flow funding for municipal projects soon; however, we will be watching this closely and will press the government to act fast.

    Overall, this is a fantastic announcement for Saskatchewan and the province's construction industry."

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    For more information and to arrange interviews, please contact:

    Dale Richardson

    media@scaonline.ca

    306.527.1914

    *Please note: In addition to phone interviews, Mark Cooper is also available for live/recorded video interviews via Zoom, Skype, etc., or in-person at an appropriate physical distance.

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