Special Report

Canada’s AI rush is on. Will it hit a wall of union resistance?

The artificial intelligence boom presents Canada with unique opportunities and risks as we seek to benefit from a technology that could reshape how we live.

In this special series, Canada’s AI Advantage, The Logic examines how Canadian companies, investors, institutions and workers can gain from the country’s early lead in AI, even as Canada’s pioneers in the field become the world’s most powerful voices of caution.

MONTREAL — As supervisor of what he calls the “boots-on-the-ground squad,” Luca Mascetti oversees the upkeep of McGill University’s more than 100 buildings, along with the 32-hectare downtown campus where they sit. The job is a farrago of work orders, equipment breakdowns, shift schedules and constant wonder as to what Mother Nature has in store. Mascetti loves it—as he loves that his job is the most secure against the work-saving, job-disrupting, AI-assisted tide barreling toward us.

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