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 13
2018

LNG Canada Receives FID Prior to Trade Case Ruling/DFI avant la décision de la Cour d’appel fédérale

Dear Members & Associates, LNG Canada, alongside Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and B.C. Premier John Horgan, has announced the final investment decision (FID) from a consortium of investors for Canada‘s first LNG joint venture project. The CEO of LNG Canada, Andy Calitz, hosted a press conference in British Columbia on October 2, 2018, to present […]

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Posted:
Oct 12
2018

CCA Weekly | October 2, 2018

NEWS Industry opposed to new community benefits measures “The industry is supportive of community benefits, being good corporate citizens,” said Mary Van Buren. The CCA has voiced strident opposition to the new community-benefit measures enacted by Bill C-344, an amendment to the Department of Public Works and Government Services Act. Read more Cost escalation biggest […]

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Posted:
Oct 12
2018

COCA September 2018 Government Relations Report

In the September issue: WSIB Announces UFL Eliminated, 2019  Rates at AGM Membership Fees Task Force Recommendations Approved by COCA Board Bill 36 Changes Ontario’s Cannabis Laws Government Forms Select Committee on Financial Transparency Download the Newsletter PDF here. Regards,   Martin Benson Operations & Member Services Manager Council of Ontario Construction Associations 180 Dundas […]

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Posted:
Oct 12
2018

CISC | New Trade Deal USMCA Does Not Include Revisions to Steel Tariffs

Dear Members & Associates, On September 30, 2018, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and Minister of Foreign Affairs Chrystia Freeland announced that Canada has finally reached a tentative trade deal with the United States. The United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA) is a modernized agreement that will replace the formerly known North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA). While […]

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Posted:
Oct 12
2018

FISC Trade Case Appeal – Update / Appel sur le cas de commerce des CUIA – Mise à jour

Dear Members & Associates, Earlier this year, LNG Canada filed a request for remission that would exempt any duties from imported fabricated industrial steel components (FISC) used to build LNG terminals. The CISC has since challenged this appeal in court in order to uphold the Canadian International Trade Tribunal‘s (CITT) initial decision, which resulted in […]

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Posted:
Oct 12
2018

Advantage Steel Monthly – September 2018

Features 2018 Canadian Steel Conference Showcases the Steel Industry’s Most Innovative Projects & Advanced Technology CSA W186 is Now Available for Public Review – Closing date is Nov 20, 2018 CISC Quebec Will Pay Tribute to the Canadian Steel Industry at the Quebec Design Awards of Excellence 2019 Canadian National Steel Bridge Competition Rules are […]

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Posted:
Oct 11
2018

The Iron Messenger: An IMPACT Publication, September 2018 Issue

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 Two examples: West Point Vaccine Plant Pneumococcal Polysaccharide Bldg 38a Capacity Expansion Dalton Grassroot Solar Photovoltaic Module Manufacturing Plant Dodge Pipeline IMPACT provides complementary Dodge Pipeline access to all partner […]

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Posted:
Oct 9
2018

IHSA 2-Minute News | September 2018

2-Minute News IHSA Safety Talk: Dump truck tipovers–workers in vicinity Ministry of Labour focuses on struck bys COR™ Internal Auditor Conference has spaces available Two trucking events provide wide spectrum of information IHSA Safety Talk: Dump truck tipovers–workers in vicinity Dump trucks have tipped over when their boxes were lifted. The result has been death […]

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Posted:
Oct 8
2018

2019 WSIB Premium Rates

The WSIB announced its 2019 premium rates at its AGM on September 26, 2018.  Here’s the link to the construction rates.  Construction rate groups will see premium rate reductions of between 30 and 48 percent. WSIB President & CEO, Tom Teahen was the guest speaker at COCA’s board of directors meeting and he was delighted […]

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Posted:
Oct 8
2018

In a Flash | Jail Time for Breaking Health and Safety Laws– Contractor Sentenced to 18 Months

Jail Time for Breaking Health and Safety Laws September 20, 2018 On September 18, 2018, excavation contractor, Sylvain Fournier, was sentenced to 18 months in prison. This sentence was handed down after Fournier was found guilty of manslaughter under the Criminal Code for having caused a death by means of an “unlawful act”. His “unlawful […]

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