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:
Nov 12
2019

IMPACT Newsletter – October 2019

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 Example: Monahans Lockridge To Waha Grassroot Natural Gas Compressor Station Dodge Pipeline IMPACT provides complementary Dodge Pipeline access to all partner contractors and local unions. Learn more Example: Bridge […]

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Posted:
Nov 1
2019

COCA October Government Relations Report

Good morning, Please find attached the October 2019 Government Relations Report. October 2019 GR Report In the October Issue: How Employers WSIB 2020 Premium Rates Were Calculated WSIB’s Excellence Program Launch To Be Rescheduled Canadian Apprenticeship Form Consultation Deputy Ministers Get Pay Hikes Government to Consider Private Infrastructure Project Proposals Government Backs Off Restructuring Regional […]

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Posted:
Nov 1
2019

Your weekly Ontario Construction News – October 28, 2019

  Noront starts community consultations as it plans for $1 billion Sault. Ste. Marie ferrochrome project By Robin MacLellan Ontario Construction News staff writer Noront Resources Ltd. held its first of several expected consultations last week in Sault Ste. Marie, the future site of its billion-dollar Ferrochrome Production Facility (FPF). Hundreds of residents attended the […]

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Posted:
Oct 28
2019

Minister of Labour Assumes Responsibility for Training and Skills Development

Good Morning Directors & Coos, This morning Premier Ford announced changes to the responsibilities of three of his cabinet ministers.  The responsibility for Training and Skills Development has been moved from the ministry formerly called the Ministry of Training Colleges and Universities, now the Ministry of Colleges and Universities, the the Ministry of Labour, now […]

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Posted:
Oct 28
2019
Skyrocketing steel prices wreaking havoc with local construction

Skyrocketing steel prices wreaking havoc with local construction

Source: http://blog.databid.com/blog/skyrocketing-steel-prices-wreaking-havoc-with-local-construction According to Construction Links Network, the fast rising steel prices due to President Donald Trump’s 25 percent steel tariff in the U.S. and the retaliation by the federal government on the Canadian side of the border, have resulted in prices of steel rising by as much as 40 percent since January. This has been substantiated […]

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Posted:
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

The Legal Landscape for Canadian Employers One Year after Legalization of Cannabis

Good Morning Directors, COOs and Associates, The article below, written by Barry Kuretzky and Will McMillan from the Toronto office of the international law firm Littler and published in JD Supra, was forwarded to me by the province’s chief prevention officer Ron Kelusky. It’s recommended reading for all contractors. I trust you find it informative. […]

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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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