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:
Jul 24
2018

COCA Newsletter – July 2018

Regional Ratio Review Consultations Postponed On May 23rd, eighteen COCA members participated in a key stakeholders’ session organized by the Ontario College of Trades (OCoT or the College) to discuss improving the College’s process for determining journey-person to apprentice ratios for the next round of ratio reviews which are scheduled to begin in April 2019. […]

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Posted:
Jul 6
2018

In a Flash | Changes to the Smoke-Free Ontario Act

Changes to the Smoke-Free Ontario Act June 28, 2018 On July 1, 2018, the Smoke-Free Ontario Act, 2017 will come into force to repeal and replace the Electronic Cigarettes Act, 2015 and the Smoke-Free Ontario Act. This article highlights new obligations faced by employers with respect to the use of medical marijuana, e-cigarettes and tobacco […]

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Posted:
Jul 6
2018

The Iron Messenger: An IMPACT Publication, June 2018 Issue

Project Highlights I-74 River Bridge Ironworkers from Local 111 (Rock Island, Ill.) with P.J.R. and Associates (Campbell Hill, Ill.), Civil Constructors (East Moline, Ill.) and Lunda Construction (Black River Falls, Wis.) have started tying rebar on the I-74 River Bridge between Bettendorf and Moline. The 1.4 billion project is a joint venture of Iowa and […]

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Posted:
Jul 5
2018

In a Flash | Changes to Set Fines for OHSA Violations

Pursuant to Part I of the Provincial Offences Act, Ministry of Labour Inspectors are authorized to issue tickets and summonses for minorOccupational Health and Safety Act (“OHSA”) infractions. Tickets are subject to a set or predetermined fine and function the same as a ticket that may be issued by the police for speeding or other […]

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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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