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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.

Posted:
May 29
2020

Coronavirus: Construction Weekly Roundup | Ontario Construction Secretariat

Coronavirus Roundup: Top Headlines for the week of May 22-28, 2020 ICI Contractors begin route to recovery during coronavirus pandemic Ontario helps people impacted by COVID-19 get back to work Lester Group carpenters step up to build 100-bed field hospital in Windsor, Ont. Click here to see this week’s top stories regarding the construction industry in Ontario that you […]

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Posted:
May 28
2020

Prompt Payment Ontario’s Trade Contractors’ Guide to the Construction Act

PPO – Trade Contractors Guide – Construction Act Ontario’s new Construction Act (the “Act”) replaces the former Construction Lien Act (the “CLA”) which has been in effect since 1983. The Act contains the most sweeping set of reforms governing construction payment obligations that the industry has seen in more than a generation. In addition to […]

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Posted:
May 28
2020

COCA Newsletter – May 2020

Welcome to COCA’s monthly Newsletter. Unless noted otherwise, all articles written by COCA President, Ian Cunningham. View this newswletter as a web page. COCA’S COVID-19 PAGE To Stay Closed or to Open Up? On March 17th, our provincial government declared a state of emergency in Ontario under the Emergency Measures and Civil Protection Act. The […]

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Posted:
May 27
2020

Invitation to Virtual Workshop: Absenteeism and Attendance Issues in a COVID-19 World – Sherrard Kuzz LLP Employment & Labour Lawyers

As the Ontario economy reopens and employees are permitted to return to work on-site, the potential for increased absenteeism is real. At the height of the pandemic scare, the Government of Ontario introduced a new COVID-19-related protected leave under the Employment Standards Act, 2000, to complement the general duty to accommodate disability and family status […]

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Posted:
May 27
2020

ICI Contractors begin route to recovery during Coronavirus pandemic

The Coronavirus Contractors Survey 2: Restart & Recovery is released as the second in a series of independent surveys conducted by the Ontario Construction Secretariat (OCS). Between May 11 and May 15, 2020, the OCS led a Contractor’s Survey of 203 ICI (Industrial, Commercial, and Institutional) contractors from across Ontario. The survey provides insight on […]

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Posted:
May 27
2020

Government Portal to Assist Businesses find PPE

As businesses re-open it is important that you review sector-specific guidelines to identify the need for personal protective equipment (PPE) and supplies to keep your employees, contractors, visitors and customers safe. Supplies are in high demand and the needs of frontline health care workers and first responders will continue to be prioritized. The Ontario government […]

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Posted:
May 19
2020

Government extends the Canada Emergency Wage Subsidy

Government extends the Canada Emergency Wage Subsidy From: Department of Finance Canada News release May 15, 2020 – Ottawa, Ontario – Department of Finance Canada The Government of Canada is taking immediate, significant and decisive action through Canada’s COVID-19 Economic Response Plan to support Canadians and protect jobs during the global COVID-19 pandemic. The Canada Emergency Wage […]

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Posted:
May 19
2020

Workplace PPE Supplier Directory – (COVID-19)

BULLETIN #14-20 Please be advised that the Ontario Government has put together a PPE supplier directory that may be of assistance to your members. Workplace PPE Supplier Directory – (COVID-19) https://covid-19.ontario.ca/workplace-ppe-supplier-directory Review a list of companies that sell personal protective equipment (PPE) and other supplies to keep your employees and customers safe from COVID-19.

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Posted:
May 19
2020

FAO Releases Update on Ontario’s Labour Market

The Financial Accountability Office (FAO) has released a new report looking at Ontario’s labour market results for April, during the ongoing economic shutdown prompted by the COVID-19 pandemic. Ontario lost 689,200 jobs in April, bringing the province’s employment down to its lowest level since late 2009. As a result, Ontario’s unemployment rate climbed to 11.3 […]

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