01/30/2018

This week’s Ontario Construction Report. See the latest issue here.

CCA mobilizes opposition to Chinese state-owned business takeover of Aecon Groupaecon ION

The Canadian Construction Association (CCA) has joined several competing construction businesses in opposing the Canadian government’s approval of the purchase of Aecon Group Inc. by Chinese-government owned CCCC International Holdings Ltd. In a late January news release, the CCA said that it had announced in an email to its board members, partner associations and corporation members […] READ MORE


tim pruner richard grassNew GCAO president Russell Grass Jr. outlines association priorities at AGM

Russell Grass Jr., a partner and senior estimator at Waterdon Construction Ltd., has taken the helm as the General Contractors Association of Ottawa (GCAO)’s 2017 president. Grass, who in 2017 had responsibility for the GCAO’s most sensitive portfolio – the tendering practices committee – assumes the leadership from Tim Pruner of M. Sullivan & Son [… READ MORE


CMPX stockCMPX show gears up for three days of education, networking and business development March 21-23

The bi-annual CMPX (Canadian Mechanical and Plumbing Exposition) is gearing up for three days of intensive networking, education and business development from March 21 to 23 at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre. The show combines exhibits and demonstrations from hundreds of exhibitors with a Learning Forum, with daily themes to directly address the interests of […] READ MORE


The 2018 Best Construction Blog Competition: Only two days left to nominate your favorite blog(s)blog montage

We’re less than 48 hours from the close of nominations for the 2018 Best Construction Blog competition on Jan. 31. Within a few hours on Feb. 1, the two-month popular voting stage will start. There are many qualified entries but I’m a little surprised that there aren’t more — at least considering the number of […] READ MORE


Weekly OLRB Applications (beginning Jan. 15, 2018 )Weekly OLRB Applications (beginning Jan. 15, 2018 )

Here is the list of applications to the Ontario Labour Relations Board (OLRB) for the week of Jan. 15. READ MORE