Posts in Category : Management

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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Nov 24
2019

Construction Act Transition Rules

  Good Morning Directors, COOs & Associates, I am forwarding an email that I received this morning from COCA  Director Ted Dreyer.  Most will know that Ted is a construction lawyer with Madorin Snyder LLP and  is chair of COCA’s  Construction Act Committee.  Attached to Ted’s email is a very helpful flow chart prepared by […]

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Posted:
Nov 24
2019

Your weekly Ontario Construction News – November 18, 2019

Your weekly Ontario Construction News eletter: See today’s newspaper here Kingston lays groundwork for mid-rise and tall buildings policy with Issues and Options Paper By Robin MacLennan Ontario Construction News staff writer Interested in where, when and how taller buildings will be built in Kingston? The city is inviting input on an Issues and Options […]

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Nov 18
2019

OHS & Workers’ Compensation Advisor | Construction Upheaval: Potentially Landscape-Altering OHS Case

OHS & Workers’ Compensation Advisor Construction Upheaval: Potentially Landscape-Altering OHS Case November 7, 2019 A potentially landscape-altering OHS case, considering whether a construction project owner, that engaged a constructor to control and complete the project, retains OHS obligations as an “employer” at the project, is winding its way through the Ontario court system. The Ontario […]

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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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Posted:
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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Posted:
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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Posted:
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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Posted:
Oct 2
2019

The Iron Messenger: An IMPACT Publication – September 2019

Project Highlights Industrial Info Dodge Pipeline Spotlight on Safety, Training and Leadership News and Resources For Contractors News and Resources For Ironworkers IMPACT and Iron Workers In The News Upcoming Events Industrial Info IMPACT provides Industrial Information Resources’ (IIR) PEC reports to partner Local Unions and District Councils. PEC reports identify specific project related data. […]

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Oct 1
2019

Ontario Establishes Construction Advisory Panel

News Release Ontario Establishes Construction Advisory Panel September 26, 2019 New advisory panel to advise Minister on wide range of construction issues from health and safety to labour laws THE BLUE MOUNTAINS – The Ontario government is partnering with the construction sector by establishing a special advisory panel to provide advice on a broad range […]

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