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:
May 2
2019

Ontario Ministry of Labour What’s New – April 2019

Ontario Budget: New Ministry of Labour vision statement Ontario strives to be the best jurisdiction in North America to recruit, retain and reward workers for the jobs of today and tomorrow. The Province will create dynamic labour markets and safe workplaces, with fair and competitive labour and employment regulations. Learn the full details about the […]

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Posted:
Apr 30
2019

Hot Off the Press: Bill 66 Ushers in More Changes for Ontario Employers | LexBlog

BY JORDAN KIRKNESS, SUSAN MACMILLAN & SHEREEN ALY ON APRIL 4, 2019 On April 3, 2019, Restoring Ontario’s Competitiveness Act, 2019  (Bill 66) received Royal Assent. Bill 66 amends several pieces of legislation in Ontario. The government has stated that the changes are intended to “lower business costs to make Ontario more competitive” and to “harmonize regulatory requirements with other jurisdictions, end duplication […]

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Posted:
Apr 30
2019

IHSA LMHSC – Two IHSA events of note

·        Falls Awareness Week May 6th – 10th, 2019 ·        ESDC Federal Labour Program Open House on May 9th 2019 Falls Awareness Week 2019 Open House Invite   2019 Falls Awareness Week (May 6 – 10, 2019) The MOL is anticipated to officially launch the 2019 Falls Awareness Week (FAW) May 6 – 10 Campaign this week […]

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Apr 15
2019

COCA Newsletter – April 2019

Welcome to COCA’s monthly Newsletter. Unless noted otherwise, all articles written by COCA President, Ian Cunningham. View this newsletter as a web page. Bill 66 Passes Third Reading and Receives Royal Assent The much-followed Bill 66 Restoring Ontario’s Competitiveness Act, 2018 passed Third Reading in the Ontario Legislature on April 2nd and received Royal Assent […]

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Posted:
Apr 15
2019

COCA – 2019 Ontario Budget Highlights

Finance Minister, the Hon. Vic Fedeli presented the Ford government’s first budget Thursday entitled “Protecting What Matters Most.” Critics were concerned that the Government would slash programs and services. The budget plan, however, is the highest-spending budget in provincial history. Download the PDF here: COCA 2019 Ontario Budget Highlights View the budget and budget documents […]

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Posted:
Apr 15
2019

BULLETIN – Government of Ontario Releases 2019 Budget

This afternoon Ontario’s Minister of Finance, the Hon. Victor Fedeli, revealed the Government of Ontario’s 2019 Budget. Titled Protecting What Matters Most, the document is focused on a five-year path to a balanced budget, a continued commitment to reduce regulatory burdens for business, significant spending in infrastructure including subways and investments in child care. The […]

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Posted:
Apr 12
2019

OCS Insights: 2018 ICI Building Permit Values Drop Off After 2017 All-Time-High

2018 ICI Building Permit Values Drop Off After 2017 All-Time-High Ontario’s ICI permit values totalled $13.4 billion in 2018, down 9% from 2017’s record high of $14.8 billion. Despite the modest decline, commercial permit values reached an all-time high of $7.5 billion last year, up 5% compared to 2017. Ontario’s institutional permit values fell by […]

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Posted:
Apr 12
2019

Your weekly Ontario Construction Report | April 8, 2019

See the latest magazine issue here. Bondfield receives court protection from creditors as surety claims mount to record levels Bondfield Construction Company Ltd. has been granted court protection from its creditors as it faces more than 200 lawsuits and creditor claims, while its surety provider provides funds to keep the business open and allow it […]

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Posted:
Apr 12
2019

CISC Monthly Bulletin | March 2019

Sponsorship Opportunities Now Available! Profile your organization & boost your visibility at the 2019 Canadian Steel Conference! Learn More TRADE & INDUSTRY NEWS U.S. International Trade Comission Rules in Favour  of Fabricated Structural Steel Trade Case On February 4, 2019, the American Institute of Steel Construction (AISC) initiated an anti-dumping (AD) and subsidy (CVD) trade […]

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