December 4, 2013
VIDEO: Journal of Commerce Update for the week of December 9th, 2013
In this week's update, we look at some of the stories we'll be covering in the Journal of Commerce for the week of December 9th, 2013.
Taseko Mines is applying for a judicial review of a federal panel’s findings regarding a proposed gold mine near Williams Lake, BC, but the Tsilhqot’n First Nation says the legal action is an attack on the environmental assessment process.
Staff writer Richard Gilbert has a story about Rio Tinto’s massive investment in a Kitimat smelter project, even as the company cuts back worldwide on other projects.
Correspondent Jessica Krippendorf looks into the new CCDC 14 and 15 design-build stipulated price contracts released by the Canadian Construction Documents Committee.
Correspondent Peter Caulfield has a story about the transition in BC back to a provincial sales tax model, and how that has affected various sectors of the construction industry. Columnist Stephen Bauld goes into detail about contract uncertainty and price escalation.
This week’s feature video is an interview with Independent Contractors and Businesses Association president Philip Hochstein about his views on the present and future of construction in BC.
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