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:
Oct 12
2017

PPO reception at Queen’s Park

Invitations have been sent out to attend the PPO reception at Queen’s Park (October 24th 5 pm to 7 pm) and we need to have at least 20 people (more would be better).  Please attend and show your support.  RSVP by by Monday October 16th The following speakers are lined up: Monte McNaughton, chair of the committee hearing […]

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Posted:
Oct 12
2017

All COCA Members Are Encouraged to Apply to Be Appear at Bill 142 Public Hearings

The Standing Committee on the Legislative Assembly will meet to consider Bill 142, An Act to amend the Construction Lien Act. The Committee intends to hold public hearings in Toronto on October 25, and on November 1 and 15, 2017. Interested people who wish to be considered to make an oral presentation on Bill 142 on Wednesday, October 25, 2017 should […]

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Oct 12
2017

Construction in Ontario Newsletter – October 2017 Edition

In This Issue Bill 142 Update Accreditation Update WSIB Extends Consultation Deadline OCoT Needs You to Lead Your Trade COCA Disappointed with Cancellation of Energy East Pipeline Matthews and Sandals Not Seeking Re-election New on the COCA Website Bill 142 Update Here’s what we know about Bill 142 Construction Lien Amendment Act 2017: The Bill does […]

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Posted:
Oct 3
2017

The Iron Messenger: An IMPACT Publication, September 2017 Issue

Website  |   About IMPACT   |    Programs  |   Members  |   Contact Us September 2017  Project Highlights Industrial Info Dodge Pipeline Spotlight on Safety, Training and Leadership News and Resources For Ironworkers News and Resources For Contractors IMPACT and Ironworkers In The News Upcoming Events Connect With Us        Join Our Mailing List! Forward To A Friend […]

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Posted:
Oct 3
2017

COCA September 2017 Government Relations Report

Click here for the full Government Relations_Report_September_2017 Articles in the September edition include: Another Successful Construction Day Bill 142 Update WAH Deadline CMS in Force Date To Be Rolled Back Construction Rates Reduced for 2018 Minimum Wage Going Up Recent Poll Results Not Running on June 7, 2018 Driving Laws to be Toughened Fines to be Increased […]

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Sep 19
2017

Construction in Ontario Newsletter – September 2017 Edition

Construction in Ontario Newsletter The Council of Ontario Construction Associations (COCA) is a federation of construction associations; the largest and most representational group of industrial, commercial and institutional (ICI) and heavy civil construction employers in Ontario. Our member organizations represent more than 10,000 construction businesses and more than 400,000 employees.    As industry advocate, COCA brings the concerns […]

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Posted:
Sep 15
2017

Staffing Announcement – from the Deputy Minister of Labour

A message from Sophie Dennis, Deputy Minister of Labour It is with mixed emotions that I announce that George Gritziotis, Associate Deputy Minister and Chief Prevention Officer, will be leaving the Ontario Public Service effective September 30, 2017, to assume the position of Registrar and Chief Executive Officer, Ontario College of Trades. As Ontario’s first Chief Prevention Officer and […]

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Posted:
Sep 7
2017

New Registrar & CEO Announcement

This is an official announcement from former COCA Chair and newly appointed Ontario College of Trades’ Chair Don Gosen on the appointment of George Gritziotis as the College’s new Registrar & CEO. On behalf of the Ontario College of Trades’ (College) newly appointed chair Don Gosen, we are delighted to welcome George Gritziotis as the College’s new […]

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Posted:
Aug 30
2017

Canada BIM Council Presents CanBIMM Toronto 2017

COCA is pleased to partner with the Canada BIM Council and make a special offer available to your members to attend CanBIM Toronto 2017, September 27-29 at the Beanfield Centre (formerly the Allstream Centre) at Exhibition Place in Toronto. Investments in technologies such as BIM will improve productivity. Toronto_Agenda_2017 All members of the OEA have access to […]

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