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 31
2018

COCA October 2018 Government Relations Report

In the October issue:   1.       Ford Government to Wind Down College of Trades and Develop New Model 2.       Environment Ministry Consults on Climate Change Plan 3.       Government Announces Repeal of Bill 148; Good News for Construction 4.       Government Consults on Sex Education – Finally 5.       Tory Faithful to Gather for Policy Conference Download the Newsletter PDF here Regards,   […]

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Posted:
Oct 31
2018

Ontario’s Government for the People Cutting Red Tape in Order to Help Create and Protect Jobs

Making Ontario Open for Business Act would remove job-killing burdens October 23, 2018 11:45 A.M. TORONTO — Ontario’s Government for the People is taking concrete measures to make Ontario open for business, grow the economy and help create and protect good jobs across the province. Jim Wilson, Ontario’s Minister Responsible for Red Tape and Regulatory […]

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Posted:
Oct 25
2018

What’s New – Ontario Ministry of Labour | October 2018

Ontario’s Government for the People cutting red tape in order to help create and protect jobs Ontario is open for business: the government is acting to bring jobs and investment back to our province by lightening the burden on business and making sure that hard work is rewarded. The proposed Making Ontario Open for Business Act would […]

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Posted:
Oct 25
2018

NEWS RELEASE: Government Announces Repeal of Bill 148; Good News for Construction

Toronto, October 23, 2018 – Earlier today, the Minister of Economic Development, Job Creation and Trade, Jim Wilson, the Minister of Labour, Laurie Scott and the Minister of Training Colleges and Universities, Merrilee Fullerton, jointly announced our new government’s intention to introduce legislation to repeal amendments made by the Fair Workplaces Better Jobs Act 2017 […]

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Posted:
Oct 25
2018

Your weekly Ontario Construction Report | October 22, 2018

Opportunity: Publicity for your business in the next issue. You can receive the media guide instantly here. This week’s Ontario Construction News – October 22, 2018 See the latest magazine issue here. Political payback: LiUNA wins Section 14 rollback as Premier Doug Ford attends union’s Queens Park rally Just days after the official groundbreaking for the […]

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Posted:
Oct 15
2018

Your weekly Ontario Construction Report

Opportunity: Publicity for your business in the next issue. You can receive the media guide instantly here. This week’s Ontario Construction News – October 15, 2018 See the latest magazine issue here. First crowd funded real estate deal leads to north Toronto infill development Private equity firm R2 and construction management company Gillam Group have partnered […]

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Posted:
Oct 13
2018

New World Safeguards on Steel Products / Mesures de sauvegarde sur l’acier

Dear Members & Associates, Yesterday, Finance Minister Bill Morneau announced the implementation of a provisional world safeguard of a 25 per cent surtax (tariff) and quotas on steel products. The U.S. and Mexico have been exempted from these measures, which means companies that are still procuring from these countries will not be affected by this […]

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Posted:
Oct 13
2018

COCA Newsletter – October 2018

Welcome to COCA’s monthly Newsletter. Unless noted otherwise, all articles written by COCA President, Ian Cunningham. Scotiabank Report Predicts Spending Cuts A recent report published by Scotiabank Economics provided some reasons to be optimistic about Ontario’s economic performance while predicting spending restraint on the part of the provincial government. Among the bank’s report’s findings are […]

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Posted:
Oct 13
2018

Ministry of Labour Report for the Month of August, 2018

Good Morning Directors, COOs and Associates, I’m pleased to provide you with the monthly Ministry of Labour report that was presented to the Provincial Labour-Management Health and Safety Committee on Wednesday, October 3rd. You will note that we have yet another Acting Provincial Coordinator for the Construction Health and Safety Program, the third since the […]

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