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Your weekly Ontario Construction Report eletter 12/05/2017

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Ontario Construction Lien Act legislation clears committee, on track for Royal Assent before year end

Legislation to dramatically reform business rules for Ontario’s construction industry has moved closer to a year end Royal Assent target when Bill 142, The Construction Lien Amendment Act, 2017, cleared committee and moved to third reading in late November. This is great news for Prompt Payment Ontario (PPO) director Ron Johnson, as it means that […]

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Province plans to invest $190 billion in public infrastructure over 13 years
Bob Chiarelli

Ontario has released a 13-year plan that details the province’s commitment to invest a record $190 billion in public infrastructure including hospitals, schools, public transit, roads and bridges. The plan, titled Building Better Lives: Ontario’s Long-Term Infrastructure Plan 2017 highlights the following: Integrating climate change considerations into infrastructure planning for sustainability Building resilient and substantive […]

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Former Ontario infrastructure minister takes office as ORBA COO
David Caplan

On Dec. 4, Ontario’s former infrastructure minister David Caplan began serving the Ontario Road Builders Association (ORBA) as its new chief operating officer. “A familiar name in our industry, David bring his extensive knowledge of our infrastructure sector and strategic leadership experience to ORBA,” said ORBA president Geoffrey Stephens. “He led the development of Renew […]

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Paul Scissons new associate publisher for Ottawa and eastern Canada
Paul Scissons

Paul Scissons is Ottawa Construction News (OCN)’s new associate publisher. He also represents The Impact, the Greater Ottawa Home Builders’ Association (GOHBA) publication, as well as Ontario Construction Report (OCR) and the Canadian Design and Construction Report (CADCR). “Paul has worked as a business partner with Ottawa Renovates magazine for the past six years, and […]

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OGCA orients industry members on new health and safety software
Safety Pass training

On Nov. 29, the Ontario General Contractors Association (OGCA) conducted a special training session on the use of Safety Pass, a new health and safety orientation software designed for general contractors, sub-trade organizations and industry leaders that seek to reduce training time and costs. According to OGCA director of government relations David Frame, workers who […]