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Canada’s hard hat economy a ticket to the middle class

posted Nov 5, 2011, 7:36 PM by Milorad Borota   [ updated Nov 5, 2011, 7:36 PM ]
John Greenwood  Nov 5, 2011 – 8:00 AM ET | Last Updated: Nov 4, 2011 3:21 PM ET Financial Post
Look out over most Canadian cities and you see construction cranes dotting the skyline, dozens of them and maybe more if you live in Vancouver or Toronto, the epicentre of a building boom that has been gaining steam for the better part of a decade.

Primarily the activity is around condos but there’s also hospitals, roads, sports stadiums and office towers — not to mention Alberta’s oil sands.

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