Posts in Category : Industry News

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.

Posted:
Feb 12
2021

Working group addressing small businesses

ATTENTION: Regional and Trade LMHS committees. The Provincial Labour Management Health and Safety Committee (PLMHSC) of the Infrastructure Health and Safety Association is looking for volunteers to help assist with completing one of its strategic priority objectives. Priority #3 from the strategic plan developed by the PLMHSC is to look for ways to improve outreach […]

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Posted:
Feb 5
2021

COCA January 2021 Government Relations Report

COCA GOVERNMENT RELATIONS REPORT FOR JANUARY 2021 Click here to download the full copy of the report. Includes: The Heavy Hand of Enforcement Is About to Come Down on Construction Sites  WAH Training Extension – Q&A  Interesting Data From the WSIB  Two More Construction Fatalities in January  Leadership and Pandemic Holidays  Another PC MPP Ejected […]

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Posted:
Jan 29
2021

BULLETIN: Review of Ontario’s 2020 ICI Permit Values

Statistics Canada released the remainder of 2020’s building permit values this morning, which show that despite the economic disruptions caused by the pandemic, ICI permit values have only seen a modest decline in Ontario this calendar year. Highlights of the OCS’ Review of Ontario’s 2020 ICI Permit Values include: Commercial permit values reached an all-time […]

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Posted:
Jan 18
2021

Briefing Note: Ontario Declares Provincial Emergency – Effective January 14, 2021

In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Government of Ontario declared a second provincial emergency under the Emergency Management and Civil Protection Act (EMCPA), effective January 12, 2021.  This declaration of emergency will automatically terminate in 14 days unless terminated earlier or extended.  The declaration of a provincial emergency allows the Government to make new emergency orders under the EMCPA, including […]

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Posted:
Jan 18
2021

Your Ontario Construction News Daily Update Jan. 4 2020

See this past issue here Construction spending expected to rebound this year with Ontario gaining momentum, report says Ontario Construction News staff writer Consultants at BTY Group say construction activity could pick up across the country this year amid anticipated spending on infrastructure and renewable energy. The international consulting firm says it predicts construction costs […]

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Posted:
Dec 24
2020

COCA Newsletter – December 2020

View this newswletter as a web page. Ford Government Announce Province Wide Shutdown At a News Conference today, the Provincial Government announced that there will be a province-wide lockdown from Boxing Day until Jan. 9 for the northern region and Jan. 23 for Southern Ontario. Measures include, but are not limited to: Restricting indoor organized […]

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