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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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May 13
2020

Briefing Note: COVID-19 – Answers to Frequently Asked Questions for Employers – Updated to May 8, 2020 – Sherrard Kuzz LLP Employment and Labour Lawyers

Attached is Briefing Note #6 (updated to May 8, 2020) – COVID-19 – Answers to Frequently Asked Questions for Employers. Please Note: Information changes daily (sometimes within a day), including the details of the various government initiatives, announcements and regulations. As such, it is important to carefully review each updated Briefing Note to ensure you […]

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May 13
2020

Your weekly Ontario Construction News | May 11 2020

Your weekly Ontario Construction News eletter: See today’s newspaper here Ontario cancels Halton Region Consolidated Courthouse construction project to fund remote and online justice services Ontario Construction News staff writer The provincial government has decided to pull the plug on the Halton Region Consolidated Courthouse construction project to free up funds to expand the delivery of remote […]

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May 13
2020

Ontario Supports Job Creators as People Start Returning to Work

News Release Ontario Supports Job Creators as People Start Returning to Work May 8, 2020 Government continues to prepare for the next stages of reopening the economy TORONTO — As people gradually begin returning to work, the Ontario government continues preparing for the next phase of restarting the provincial economy through the implementation of its […]

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May 13
2020

BULLETIN: Significant Decline in Construction Employment in New StatsCan Data | May 8th 2020

Statistics Canada released its April Labour Force Survey data today, with data showing steep declines in employment across the economy. After being spared from the full impact of the coronavirus economic disruption in the previous month, Ontario’s construction employment fell dramatically in April. Ontario’s economy as a whole has now lost over a million jobs […]

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Apr 30
2020

Ontario Providing Employers with Workplace Safety Guidelines

News Release April 30, 2020 Province Takes Critical Steps to Help Businesses Adapt to New Environment TORONTO ― The Ontario government is ensuring employers have the safety guidelines they need to protect workers, customers, and the general public from COVID-19 as it prepares for a gradual reopening of the provincial economy. The government safety guidelines […]

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Apr 30
2020

Health and Safety Association Guidance Documents for Workplaces During the COVID-19 Outbreak

The Ontario Government today announced and released a series of more than 60 technical sector guidance documents to further support employers and employees in remaining safe in the workplace during the COVID-19 outbreak. The Ontario government works closely with four provincial health and safety associations (HSAs) to help set, communicate and enforce the Occupational Health and […]

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Apr 30
2020

COVID-19 – STANDARDIZED PROTOCOLS FOR ALL CANADIAN CONSTRUCTION SITES

The Standardized Protocols for All Canadian Construction Sites outlines the best practices for construction sites in order to maintain the health and safety of all workers required to perform duties during the COVID-19 crisis. The protocols, which include prevention, detection and response measures, will minimize the impacts of the crisis and ensure business continuity in […]

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