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:
Mar 30
2020

CCA releases COVID-19 Standardized Protocols for All Canadian Construction Sites

This message was sent to the Canadian Construction Association’s (CCA) board members, partner association chief operating officers and corporate members. View this email in your browser CCA RELEASES COVID-19 STANDARDIZED PROTOCOLS FOR ALL CANADIAN CONSTRUCTION SITES Today, CCA published the first version of the COVID-19 Standardized Protocols for All Canadian Construction Sites. The purpose of these […]

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Posted:
Mar 30
2020

Additional Support for Canadian Businesses from the Economic Impact of COVID-19

The Government of Canada is making additional investments to support Canadian businesses from the economic impacts of COVID-19. These new investments provide support to financial institutions and allow them to quickly provide credit and liquidity options for a range of businesses. These measures are a part of the Government of Canada’s COVID-19 Economic Response Plan, […]

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Posted:
Mar 30
2020

Invitation to Free Webinar | Impact of COVID-19 on the Construction Industry 

COVID-19 and the Government of Ontario’s response to it has had a significant impact on the construction industry. Over the coming days and weeks, we expect project shutdowns, work refusals, unpaid accounts, insolvencies and claims. On-site, the health and safety of workers must be safeguarded, the willingness of workers and sub-trades to attend a site […]

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Posted:
Mar 30
2020

COVID-19 Frequently Asked Questions for Unionized Construction Employers –  Sherrard Kuzz LLP

Updated March 30, 2020 As the 2019 novel coronavirus (COVID-19) continues to spread around the globe, employers need to know their legal rights and obligations as it relates to unionized construction businesses in Ontario. On Tuesday, March 31, 2020 at 9:00 am, Sherrard Kuzz LLP lawyer Keith Burkhardt will co-host a free, two-hour webinar to […]

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Posted:
Mar 30
2020

Construction site health and safety during COVID-19

Find resources, best practices and information to help construction employers understand their rights and responsibilities while operating during COVID-19. OVERVIEW This is not a legal document and employers are advised to seek legal advice. Employers and constructors have obligations to protect workers from hazards in the workplace as set out in the Occupational Health and Safety […]

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Posted:
Mar 30
2020

COVID-19 Update for small businesses

BREAKING NEWS! The Prime Minister has announced additional new measures to support small businesses dealing with the economic impacts of the pandemic. These measures are intended to help Canadian businesses protect the jobs, and pay their workers and bills. The Government of Canada will: ·    Announce a 75% subsidy for qualifying businesses, for up to 3 months, retroactive to […]

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Posted:
Mar 27
2020

CISC Monthly Bulletin | March 2020

Continued Support for CISC Members & Associates During COVID-19. Please Visit Our Website for More Information #WeAreSteel #CISC #CNSBC #SteelCommunityTeam In response to recommendations from the government and public health officials that all Canadians self-isolate to reduce the spread of COVID-19, we have taken steps to ensure continuing professional support to our members. + Visit […]

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Posted:
Mar 26
2020

Ontario Government is Enabling $1.9 Billion in Relief for Employers

The Ontario Government is enabling $1.9 billion in relief for employers to reduce the financial strain on business brought on by COVID-19. The measure, which will run through the Workplace Safety and Insurance Board (WSIB), will see premium payments deferred for six months for all businesses in the province. The complete News Release is below. […]

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Posted:
Mar 26
2020

The Federal Government introduced the Emergency Response Benefit to help workers and businesses.

To support workers and help businesses keep their employees, the government has proposed legislation to establish the Canada Emergency Response Benefit (CERB). This taxable benefit would provide $2,000 a month for up to four months for workers who lose their income as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. The CERB would be a simpler and […]

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