Posts written in : October 2019

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Oct 28
2019

Minister of Labour Assumes Responsibility for Training and Skills Development

Good Morning Directors & Coos, This morning Premier Ford announced changes to the responsibilities of three of his cabinet ministers.  The responsibility for Training and Skills Development has been moved from the ministry formerly called the Ministry of Training Colleges and Universities, now the Ministry of Colleges and Universities, the the Ministry of Labour, now […]

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Oct 28
2019
Skyrocketing steel prices wreaking havoc with local construction

Skyrocketing steel prices wreaking havoc with local construction

Source: http://blog.databid.com/blog/skyrocketing-steel-prices-wreaking-havoc-with-local-construction According to Construction Links Network, the fast rising steel prices due to President Donald Trump’s 25 percent steel tariff in the U.S. and the retaliation by the federal government on the Canadian side of the border, have resulted in prices of steel rising by as much as 40 percent since January. This has been substantiated […]

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Oct 28
2019

Your weekly Ontario Construction News – October 21, 2019

10/21/2019 Your weekly Ontario Construction News eletter: See today’s newspaper here Feds order “urgent” probe into former DCC chair’s business activities: Globe and Mail Ontario Construction News staff writer The federal government has ordered an “urgent” investigation into the business activities of the Liberal-appointed chair of Defence Construction Canada (DCC) after learning that she worked […]

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Oct 21
2019

The Legal Landscape for Canadian Employers One Year after Legalization of Cannabis

Good Morning Directors, COOs and Associates, The article below, written by Barry Kuretzky and Will McMillan from the Toronto office of the international law firm Littler and published in JD Supra, was forwarded to me by the province’s chief prevention officer Ron Kelusky. It’s recommended reading for all contractors. I trust you find it informative. […]

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Oct 21
2019

WSIB 2020 Rates

Good Afternoon Directors, COOs and Associates: Yesterday, Minister of Labour, Monte McNaughton, announced that the surcharge that has been added to employers’ WSIB premium rates for the past many years (sometimes referred to at the Past Claims Cost or PCC) will not be added to the rates for 2020. Employer premium rates had included three […]

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Oct 21
2019

CISC Session on U.S. Trade Case ITC Questionnaire

Questionnaires issued by the United States International Trade Commission (ITC) AISC Fabricated Steel trade case against Canada Dear Fabricator Members, This week the U.S. International Trade Commission sent questionnaires by email to Canadian fabricators thought to be exporting to the U.S. at some point during the period of inquiry (last 3 years). These questionnaires are […]

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Oct 21
2019

WSIB Return to Work: Navigating the Issues Workshop – October 17, 23 & 24, 2019

WSIB Return to Work Navigating the Issues HALF-DAY INTENSIVE WORKSHOP FEW SPOTS REMAIN Effective and proactive management of return to work protocols can significantly improve cost outcomes related to most WSIB claims. Applying interactive learning and real-life scenarios, topics for this half-day intensive workshop include: WSIB Return to Work Obligations: What are they? WSIB Players: […]

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Oct 21
2019

COCA Newsletter – October 2019

Amendments To Clarify Temp Stairs Regulation Amendments effective January 1, 2020 will clarify requirements for temporary stairs in the Construction Projects Regulation under the Occupational Health and Safety Act. The changes will: Clarify where temporary stairs should start and end (i.e. clearly requiring temporary stairs in underground levels). Exempt an additional specific situation where the […]

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