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It’s a deal that wasn’t struck with out controversy however on Thursday the Alberta authorities introduced an Ontario courtroom has permitted the sale of its freeway upkeep contracts in addition to Ontario’s because the agency that had been doing the work, Carillion Canada, is now underneath creditor safety.

In a information launch, Alberta Transportation mentioned Emcon Services Inc. can now assume Carillion Canada’s freeway upkeep contracts.

“The agreement will ensure that highway maintenance in Carillion’s former contract areas will not be interrupted,”mentioned Brian Mason, Alberta’s transportation minister. “This sale represents the best way forward to maintain safe and reliable Alberta roads, and was the most cost-effective option considered by government.”

Earlier this month, the Alberta Roadbuilders and Heavy Construction Association voiced its considerations concerning the contracts being offered to Emcon, a B.C.-based agency. The affiliation mentioned Alberta corporations ought to be given an opportunity to do the work. The contracts run to 2022 or 2023.

READ MORE: Alberta authorities and roadbuilders feud over $500M deal

In an announcement on Thursday, Mason prompt he was assured that Emcon is the precise contractor to take over the work.

“Emcon has 30 years of providing contracted highway maintenance, and will work hard to ensure a safe and dependable highway network for Albertans,” he mentioned. “This move will also create new jobs in Alberta. We’re hiring 10 to 12 mechanics and mechanical apprentices and between 60 and 80 new winter equipment operators.”

Emcon’s president, Frank Rizzardo, mentioned his firm is “committed to keeping all current Carillion staff” and plans to work with the identical labour agreements Carillion did.

The deal is predicted to see Emcon take over upkeep of 40 per cent of Alberta’s roads over the following few years.

READ MORE: Government makes ‘additional $3.1M available’ to financially troubled Carillion to keep up Alberta highways

Pieces of Carillion Canada, in the meantime, have already been offered off. In latest months, the Alberta authorities had made thousands and thousands of further {dollars} out there to the corporate to make sure freeway upkeep wouldn’t be interrupted.

–With recordsdata from The Canadian Press

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