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06/24/2019 Your weekly Ontario Construction News eletter: See today’s newspaper here


Labour shortage and unionized market share at root of sheet metal workers’ strike, say employers

Ontario Construction News staff writer

As the strike of thousands of Ontario unionized sheet metal workers enters its eighth week, the dispute has turned into a war of attrition. The issues on the surface: Employers’ demands to change the four day, 36 hour work week to five-day, 40 hour schedule, and to have greater ability […]

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Toronto stands alone in remaining a “construction employer” as other Ontario municipalities embrace Bill 66 changes

Ontario Construction News staff writer

Toronto’s decision to opt out of legislation which would have allowed it to use non-union contractors for city construction projects puts the city in the unique spot as being the only Ontario municipality where unionized workers have sway over politics and business. Other municipalities currently subject to mandatory collective bargaining […]

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NCC starts public consultation to restart Lebreton Flats redevelopment

Ontario Construction News staff writer

The federal government’s National Capital Commission (NCC) has started public consultations to determine the future of Lebreton Flats, restarting the process to develop a master plan for the site near the city’s downtown. The previous vision – a multi-billion dollar plan for the 23.9 hectares site proposed by RendezVous Lebreton, […]

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DataBid: Current project leads and opportunities

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Are you ready for the legal risks and challenges of rising environmental compliance costs?

Ontario Construction News staff writer

Are general contractors, skilled trades and suppliers in Ontario aware of the legal risks and challenges of currently evolving environmental issues and legislation? Roxie Graystone, an associate at Merovitz Potechin LLP in Ottawa, thinks that individuals within the region’s construction industry should take a close look at the legal and […]

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