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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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Ottawa Event: Laura Dawson to present skilled trades report

  Ontario’s construction employer associations invite you to participate in a discussion on apprenticeship reform in Ontario. The OHBA and several other construction associations have engaged a labour economist at Dawson Strategic to write a report on modernizing Ontario’s skilled trades system. Dawson Strategic research, analysis, and recommendations to modernize Ontario’s apprenticeship system to make […]

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Dawson Report Scrutinizes OCOT Practices

  Daily Commercial News reports on the release of Dawson Strategic’s report on modernizing Ontario’s skilled trades and apprenticeship system at an event hosted by several prominent industry associations. Dr. Laura Dawson outlined some of the major findings of the report to attendees and industry spokespeople commented on the importance of the findings. From the article: “What we’re […]

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New Report calls for modernizing Ontario’s Skilled Trades System

  A new report written by Dawson Strategic for a number of prominent Ontario Construction Associations highlights the need for a modernized skilled trades and apprenticeship system. Ontario’s construction industry is at a crossroads. There are tremendous opportunities in the skilled trades across Ontario. However, the current system isn’t allowing Ontario to maximize outcomes and […]

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