EYE ON ICI – OCS Newsletter – SEPTEMBER 2016
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ATTORNEY GENERAL RELEASES COMPREHENSIVE REVIEW OF THE CONSTRUCTION LIEN ACT
After 18 months of a thorough and comprehensive review of Ontario’s Construction Lien Act, construction law experts Bruce Reynolds and Sharon Vogel of Borden Ladner Gervais LLP, have released their long awaited recommendations to update the Province’s Construction Lien Act.
CHANGES ARE COMING TO WSIBPREMIUMS!
This fall, the Board of Directors for Ontario’s Workplace Safety and Insurance Board (WSIB) (@WSIB) is expected to approve a Rate Framework Modernization that will address the many operational challenges faced by the WSIB – including how premium rates are set.
In conversation with the Ontario Construction Secretariat (OCS), Elizabeth Witmer, the Chair of the WSIB, said that following Board approval of the framework, the changes will be implemented in 2019 at the earliest.
ICI CONSTRUCTION SECTOR STILL WAITING FOR BROAD-BASED MANUFACTURING RECOVERY
This is the Ontario Construction Secretariat’s update on local building permits in Ontario. Included are local updates for Central Ontario, for the following cities: Barrie, Brantford, Guelph, Hamilton, Kitchener-Cambridge-Waterloo, Oshawa, St. Catharines-Niagara, and Toronto. Select from any of the cities below.
View current economic indicators for Ontario such as Construction Employment, CPI Inflation & Unemployment Rate.
MUNICIPALITIES PROVIDE THE KEY TO CONSTRUCTION SUCCESS
Consider this. A park for adults!
Think green space downtown or uptown complete with Wi-Fi, a bar area and sound stage for entertainment and a games area for adults. Only it’s not a concept – it’s the real deal…in Boston.
The example was one of many provided by author and speaker Gord Hume who delivered the keynote address at the Ontario Construction Secretariat’s 2016 AGM and Conference.
SHEET METAL INDUSTRY HONOURS RETIRING EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR
The invitation read retirement party. To hear the guest of honour speak, there certainly was room for interpretation.
“I don’t really fish or golf – well”, says Wayne Peterson, the outgoing Executive Director of the Ontario Sheet Metal Contractors Association and Treasurer of the Ontario Construction Secretariat Board of Directors. “I might have to find another job”.
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