Posts written in : March 2018

As part of our mandate to showcase and promote the services of our members, to speak on their behalf whenever required, and keep our partners current with related issues, the following is an active archive of press releases and relevant news articles. If our members have articles they believe would be of benefit to a wider audience, please contact us and we'll include it here.

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Mar 28
2018

SteelDay is September 28, 2018

Register to be a host today at SteelDay.ca The deadline for host registration is May 21, 2018! CISC is pleased to present SteelDay 2018 – an annual, national event that showcases the versatility, performance and sustainability of steel and its various innovative applications. From coast to coast, our members and associates will open their facilities, […]

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Mar 28
2018

COCA Newsletter – March 2018

Government Promises More Spending in Speech From The Throne Lieutenant Governor Elizabeth Dowdeswell delivered the Speech from the Throne on behalf of the Liberal government on Monday, March 19th. The speech marked the start of the 3rd Session of the 41st Ontario Parliament. Read more 2018 COCA Annual General Meeting Over 60 members and guests […]

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Mar 20
2018

In a Flash | Breaking Health and Safety Laws Could Be Manslaughter

On March 1, 2018, the Court of Quebec found excavation contractor, Sylvain Fournier, guilty of manslaughter under the Criminal Code. In convicting Mr. Fournier, the court found that he had committed an “unlawful act” by not complying with provincial health and safety legislation. In this way, and as elaborated on in this article, the decision […]

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Mar 20
2018

In a Flash | Suncor’s Random Drug and Alcohol Testing Program Remains on Hold – Court of Appeal Upholds Injunction Decision

In a recent decision, 2018 ABCA 75, the Alberta Court of Appeal has upheld a decision of the Alberta Court of Queen’s Bench, in which the lower Court granted an injunction sought by Unifor, Local 707A (the “Union”) preventing Suncor from implementing random drug and alcohol testing at its Wood Buffalo site in northern Alberta. […]

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Mar 20
2018

New LiUNA Local 183 headquarters to be built in Vaughan | Ontario construction report

 Diamond Schmitt Architects has announced that it has been selected to design a multi-use building in the City of Vaughan for the Labourers’ International Union of North America (LiUNA) Local 183. The building, located in a new urban precinct in Vaughan, will consist of a six-storey tower connected to a three-storey wing that sits dramatically […]

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Mar 20
2018

IHSA 2-Minute News February 2018

2-Minute News IHSA Safety Talk: Hand protection Basic Auditing Principles now available via E-Learning IHSA’s Internal Auditor Conference Training spotlight: Suspended Access Equipment – Planners IHSA initiates review of 2014 Electrical Utility Safety Rules IHSA Safety Talk: Hand protection The best tools we have are our hands. We need to protect them on the job. […]

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Mar 20
2018

COCA – Federal Budget Highlights

Federal finance minister, Bill Morneau, delivered his third federal budget on Tuesday, February 27th. Here are some key points: The budget’s broad themes emphasized science, gender equality, and preparing Canadians for the jobs of the future The deficit for 2017-18 was $18.1B down from $28.5B in 2016-17 The Trudeau government is diverting from its promise […]

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