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.

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Mar 3
2016

OSC Bulletin 2016 Ontario Budget

  Written February 26, 2016 2016 Ontario Budget – What It Means for the ICI Construction Industry While much of the focus on the 2016 Ontario Budget has been on the new system for post-secondary tuition, yesterday’s Budget also contained positive news for the ICI construction sector. The 2016 Budget showed a continuation of the government’s […]

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Posted:
Feb 18
2016

Canada and Ontario Agree to Delay Launch of ORPP

The ministers of finance for Canada and Ontario announced an agreement to work together towards the goal of improving pensions for Canadians. To provide more time for discussion among provinces and the federal government, Ontario is proposing to phase in the launch of the Ontario Retirement Pension Plan (ORPP) by starting enrollment in January 2017, […]

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Feb 2
2016

News Release – Province Completes Design of the Ontario Retirement Pension Plan

Ontario Takes the Next Step Towards Strengthened Retirement Income Security Ontario has announced new decisions on the proposed design of the Ontario Retirement Pension Plan (ORPP) — another step in delivering on its commitment to strengthen retirement income security for the two-thirds of Ontario workers without a secure workplace pension plan. Premier Kathleen Wynne joined […]

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Jan 22
2016

Canada: Experience Rating Revolution: Answers To Frequently Asked Questions About The WSIB’s Overhaul Of How Employers Fund The System

Redistributed, with permission   Mondaq Business Briefing  Ryan Conlin – Stringer LLP January 13, 2016 Wednesday Copyright 2016 Mondaq Ltd. All Rights Reserved The content of this article is intended to provide a general guide to the subject matter.The Ontario Workplace Safety and Insurance system is about to undergo one of the most important changes […]

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Posted:
Jan 22
2016

Health and Safety at Work Today – Winter 2016 | Issue #13

Winter 2016 | Issue #13  Subscribe Issue 13 is now available online! Read this quarterly newsletter about the ministry’s strategies for improving workplace health and safety. Features: Occupational Health and Safety in Ontario: 2014-15 Annual Report Noise Regulation to Apply to All Ontario Workplaces Improving Construction Safety in Ontario Strengthening Health and Safety Protections for […]

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Posted:
Jan 22
2016

WDBA announces short-listed respondents; completes RFQ stage of P3 procurement process

On January 20, 2016, the Windsor-Detroit Bridge Authority (WDBA) reached a significant milestone by announcing the Short-Listed Respondents that will move forward to the next stage in WDBA’s public-private partnership (P3) procurement process to select a private-sector partner. Read WDBA’s News Release for more information, check out a complete list of the Short-Listed Respondents and read about the evaluation process. […]

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Posted:
Jan 22
2016

What’s New – January 2016 – Issue #68

More than 30,000 Ontarians get the latest Ministry of Labour news delivered straight to their inbox. Find out why. Subscribe now. Safe Operation Of Machinery Inspection Blitz Ontario will conduct a workplace inspection blitz from January 18, 2016 to February 26, 2016, focusing on hazards that could lead to serious worker injuries, such as amputations of […]

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Posted:
Jan 22
2016

The Construction Contracting Business Fundamentals Academy (Level 1)

The program focuses on the skills needed to start a contracting business or strengthen an existing business. Participants learn how to develop a business plan, prepare an operations plan, establish financing, set up an accounting system, understand the benefits of becoming certified as a small business, find work, collect money from customers, identify insurance requirements, […]

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Posted:
Jan 22
2016

CLA REVIEW Information – Prompt Payment Ontario

The CLA Review has made public the submissions which it has received, notes from consultation meetings, list of new issues and the list of Advisory Panel members.  In addition, there was an “exploratory meeting”, from which the survey results and submission are both posted. The PPO Executive are following up with their legal/research team. There is a short window of […]

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