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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 2
2018

The Iron Messenger: An IMPACT Publication, October 2018 Issue

Industrial Info IMPACT provides Industrial Information Resources’ (IIR) PEC reports to partner Local Unions and District Councils. PEC reports identify specific project related data. Learn More Two examples: West Point Vaccine Plant Pneumococcal Polysaccharide Bldg 38a Capacity Expansion Dalton Grassroot Solar Photovoltaic Module Manufacturing Plant Dodge Pipeline IMPACT provides complementary Dodge Pipeline access to all partner […]

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Oct 13
2018

COCA Newsletter – October 2018

Welcome to COCA’s monthly Newsletter. Unless noted otherwise, all articles written by COCA President, Ian Cunningham. Scotiabank Report Predicts Spending Cuts A recent report published by Scotiabank Economics provided some reasons to be optimistic about Ontario’s economic performance while predicting spending restraint on the part of the provincial government. Among the bank’s report’s findings are […]

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Posted:
Oct 12
2018

Advantage Steel Monthly – September 2018

Features 2018 Canadian Steel Conference Showcases the Steel Industry’s Most Innovative Projects & Advanced Technology CSA W186 is Now Available for Public Review – Closing date is Nov 20, 2018 CISC Quebec Will Pay Tribute to the Canadian Steel Industry at the Quebec Design Awards of Excellence 2019 Canadian National Steel Bridge Competition Rules are […]

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Posted:
Oct 11
2018

The Iron Messenger: An IMPACT Publication, September 2018 Issue

Industrial Info IMPACT provides Industrial Information Resources’ (IIR) PEC reports to partner Local Unions and District Councils. PEC reports identify specific project related data. Learn More Two examples: West Point Vaccine Plant Pneumococcal Polysaccharide Bldg 38a Capacity Expansion Dalton Grassroot Solar Photovoltaic Module Manufacturing Plant Dodge Pipeline IMPACT provides complementary Dodge Pipeline access to all partner […]

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Posted:
Oct 9
2018

IHSA 2-Minute News | September 2018

2-Minute News IHSA Safety Talk: Dump truck tipovers–workers in vicinity Ministry of Labour focuses on struck bys COR™ Internal Auditor Conference has spaces available Two trucking events provide wide spectrum of information IHSA Safety Talk: Dump truck tipovers–workers in vicinity Dump trucks have tipped over when their boxes were lifted. The result has been death […]

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Posted:
Oct 8
2018

2019 WSIB Premium Rates

The WSIB announced its 2019 premium rates at its AGM on September 26, 2018.  Here’s the link to the construction rates.  Construction rate groups will see premium rate reductions of between 30 and 48 percent. WSIB President & CEO, Tom Teahen was the guest speaker at COCA’s board of directors meeting and he was delighted […]

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Posted:
Oct 8
2018

In a Flash | Jail Time for Breaking Health and Safety Laws– Contractor Sentenced to 18 Months

Jail Time for Breaking Health and Safety Laws September 20, 2018 On September 18, 2018, excavation contractor, Sylvain Fournier, was sentenced to 18 months in prison. This sentence was handed down after Fournier was found guilty of manslaughter under the Criminal Code for having caused a death by means of an “unlawful act”. His “unlawful […]

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Posted:
Apr 22
2018

OCS BULLETIN – 2018 Ontario Budget

New Initiatives to Modernize Apprenticeship, Continuing Investment in Infrastructure Province Extends Infrastructure Expenditure Timeline, Adding $40 Billion The Province has extended its infrastructure investment plan into 2028, allocating an additional $40 billion. Previously, the Ontario government had planned to spend $190 billion between 2014-15 and 2026-27, but the Province now intends to invest $230 billion […]

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Posted:
Mar 20
2018

COCA – Federal Budget Highlights

Federal finance minister, Bill Morneau, delivered his third federal budget on Tuesday, February 27th. Here are some key points: The budget’s broad themes emphasized science, gender equality, and preparing Canadians for the jobs of the future The deficit for 2017-18 was $18.1B down from $28.5B in 2016-17 The Trudeau government is diverting from its promise […]

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