AQMAT gives mixed verdict on fed budget

LONGUEUIL — AQMAT President Richard Darveau hailed the federal Liberal government for incorporating industry concerns into its latest budget, such as a fund for attracting women into construction trades and subsidies for their trade apprenticeships. At the same time, the association is concerned by the lack of a “Plan B” in the event of a breakdown in NAFTA or higher interest rates. Moreover, no provision is made for significant changes to sales tax, nor any hike to capital gains tax, a release from AQMAT notes.