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Dawson responds on report findings

In the Daily Commercial News, Laura Dawson responds to comments from Patrick Dillon on Dawson Strategic’s recent report on Ontario’s skilled trades and apprenticeship system. “In his April 10 critique of my report, “Dawson report on trade apprenticeship has objectionable findings, says Dillon”, Patrick Dillon asserts that our study did not consult workers and employers […]

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Dawson on Canada-Mexico relations

Laura Dawson is quoted in a Globe and Mail article about the rising relative importance of Mexican manufacturing in the NAFTA economy. A “failure of political will” is hobbling commercial relations with Mexico, Dawson says. “The NAFTA institutions are weak and do not provide a viable space for continuing engagement. And many in Canada have made a habit […]

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Dawson in Sudbury Northern Life

  Laura Dawson is quoted in Sudbury Northern Life on the challenges faced by the construction industry in Northeastern Ontario. A recent Dawson Strategic report on modernizing Ontario’s skilled trades and apprenticeship program highlights some of the challenges facing the construction industry outside the greater Toronto area. One problem, said Dawson, is that the Ontario College […]

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Dawson report on Integrity Framework

  A 2014 report on Public Works and Government Services Canada’s (PWGSC) Integrity Framework suggests that the economic costs of PWGSC’s new rules could be significant. The report, authored by Dawson Strategic and Ciuriak Consulting, outlines the potential consequences of the updated rules, concluding that annual sales for a typical company disqualified for bidding on public works […]

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