CISC Saskatchewan Region participated in the first Day at the Legislature on April 4th in Regina hosted by the Saskatchewan Construction Assoc as part of the Saskatchewan Construction Week. Representing the CISC were Peter Davis of Weldfab and Neil Kaarsemaker Regional Manager Saskatchewan & Alberta.
They joined a delegation of 15 construction industry representatives that met with cabinet ministers and Crown Corporation Executives to profile, promote and pitch the importance of the construction industry to the Saskatchewan economy. Teams of 4 industry delegates met with a total of 8 cabinet ministers and Crown Corporation executive to present the industry’s needs in the areas of;
- Recently announced Provincial Sales Tax structure that includes construction labor for the first time
- Competitiveness of Sask business in the face of high local operating costs for taxes, utilities and labour
- Prompt Payment and the importance of bringing legislation in place to provide faster and more reliable contract payments to sub-contractors,
- Workforce development to ensure access to reliable skilled workforce to fuel Saskatchewan’s economic growth.