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:
Jun 12
2018

June MOL Report

Good morning COCA Members, We are pleased to provide you with the Ministry of Labour’s monthly report that was presented at this morning’s Provincial Labour Management Health and Safety Committee. FINAL MOL PLMHSC June 2018 Regards, Martin Benson Operations & Member Services Manager Council of Ontario Construction Associations 180 Dundas St W., Suite 2001 Toronto, ON    […]

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Posted:
Jun 4
2018

Impacts of Canadian Counter Tariffs / Impacts des contre-tarifs canadiens

Dear Members and Associates, Yesterday, May 31, 2018, the U.S. administration imposed a 25% tariff on raw steel products coming from Canada. Prime Minister Justin Trudeau promptly responded with a reciprocal counter tariff of 25% on raw steel coming from the US. The steel products affected by the tariff was provided by the Department of […]

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Posted:
Jun 4
2018

COCA May 2018 Government Relations Report

Good morning COCA members, Please find attached COCA’s May 2018 Government Relations Report. Download COCA May 2018 Government Relations Report In the May issue: • Musings About the Ontario General Election • COCA Committee Holds Information-Packed Meeting • Great Meetings Planned for COOs and Board Regards, Martin Benson Operations & Member Services Manager Council of […]

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Posted:
May 31
2018

Opioid Use Declines; Judge Awards Bridge to Archer Western; Jobsite Blazes; Ancient Contracting

Risk News PAINKILLER PLAGUE Latest Data on Opioid Use Hint Tide May Have Turned COURT VERDICT Archer Western Team Wins Fight for $800M Miami Bridge Job COMMENTARY Ancient Contracting Methods Mean Costly Construction Boondoggles INVESTIGATIONS Photograph Released Shows Florida Bridge Cracks ENVIRONMENTAL SCANDAL Enbridge Fined $1.8M for Missing Pipe Inspection Deadlines MOLD INFESTATION Contractors End […]

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Posted:
May 31
2018

EYE ON ICI – OCS Newsletter – May 2018

FUTURE BUILDING 2018 RECAP: THE FUTURE IS NOW FOR BUILDING A CAREER IN CONSTRUCTION There has never been a better time to explore career opportunities in the skilled trades. With an aging workforce and record levels of investment in infrastructure and non-residential construction, the construction industry offers today’s youth a vibrant, creative and high-tech career […]

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Posted:
May 28
2018

Ontario Election Resources – COCA

With the Ontario election scheduled for June 7, 2018, we have compiled for your information, a list of candidates, a comparison of election platforms and  a list of election related resources. Attached to this document you will find COCA produced documents: ​​A list of candidates for the Liberals, PC, NDP and Green Party for all 124 ridings. Comparison […]

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Posted:
May 28
2018

Sponsor The CISC Canadian Steel Conference!

The highly anticipated Canadian Steel Conference is fast approaching, and we need your support! Every year, the Canadian Steel Conference brings our steel industry together to learn, build relationships, develop businesses and celebrate steel-while having fun! Your support helps make this event a huge success! We’re offering a number of sponsorship options to cater to […]

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Posted:
May 16
2018

Advantage Steel Monthly – April 2018

Ontario’s Bill 194, Fairness in Procurement Act, receives Royal Assent DIALOG’s Jeff DiBattista gets candid about technology in the steel industry CISC Manitoba’s networking event builds bicycles for local charity & celebrates sustainable steel Manitoba’s Bill 218, the Prompt Payments in the Construction Industry Act, passes second reading FYI: PSPC is providing payment disclosure on […]

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Posted:
May 16
2018

In a Flash | Workplace Inspection Blitzes Anticipated

The Ontario Ministry of Labour recently released details concerning its enforcement plans for the remainder of 2018 and 2019, which focus on ensuring that employers are complying with the Employment Standards Act, 2000 and the Occupational Health and Safety Act. As enforcement staff will typically visit workplaces unannounced during the blitzes, it is important that […]

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