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This week’s Ontario Construction News – December 17, 2018

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Carpenters’ Union prepares fight against Bill 66 and loss of political influence in Ontario

Ontario’s Carpenters’ Union, experiencing a loss of political influence and power following the provincial election that led to the Doug Ford’s Conservative Party victory, says it will form alliances and fight in the courts to preserve worker’s rights under the new regime. The union had advocated for the Ontario College of Trades (OCOT), seeking compulsory […]

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Federal and Ontario governments share in $60 million Massey Hall renovation costs

The federal and Ontario governments have announced funding to continue the renovation and expansion of Toronto’s Massey Hall. The overall $60 million in funding will support the project designed by KPMB Architects and GBCA Architecture. Turner & Townsend (cm2r) is the project manager for the work, the second phase of the overall project. Databid.com reports […]
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Weekly OLRB Applications (beginning Dec. 3)

Here is the list of applications to the Ontario Labour Relations Board (OLRB) for the week beginning Dec. 3, 2018.

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Harmonized building codes expected to boost industry mobility

The Canadian construction industry is welcoming harmonized building codes in an effort to make doing business across the country easier. In November, Finance Minister Bill Morneau announced more than $13 billion has been committed to create a more labour friendly construction sector and open up free trade within Canada. Presently, building codes vary from province […]

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Toronto region risks deficit of 165,000 new homes by 2041: Report

The Greater Toronto and Hamilton Area (GTHA) is at risk of missing provincial population targets, the Residential and Civil Construction Alliance of Ontario (RCCAO) asserts in a report it commissioned. This would potentially result in 7,200 fewer new homes being built each year until 2041, which creates context for the recent introduction of the Local […]

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