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:
Dec 22
2015

WHAT’S NEW – December 2015 | Issue #67

More than 30,000 Ontarians get the latest Ministry of Labour news delivered straight to their inbox. Find out why. Subscribe now. Ministry Releases Occupational Health And Safety Annual Report The Ministry of Labour has released its annual report on the state of workplace health and safety in Ontario. It discusses accomplishments in the past year, such as […]

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Posted:
Dec 22
2015

#MySafetyResolution: A Challenge from WSIB Chair Elizabeth Witmer

As we approach the New Year, I’d like to encourage and challenge you to make a New Year’s health and safety resolution. For instance, you could resolve to recognize your employees or co-workers for working safely. Or resolve to always wear safety equipment. I encourage you to ask yourself: “What will I do in 2016 to make my workplace a safer and healthier […]

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Posted:
Dec 8
2015

Trades Today – Winter 2015 edition

Check out the Winter 2015 edition of Trades Today. Click on the links to read more. Please send any comments or suggestions regarding this publication to: editor@collegeoftrades.ca Fire and ice  Find out how tradespeople ensure the Air Canada Centre’s state-of-the-art facility is in “game-ready” shape for the hockey players. Read the full story on pg. 2 Hammering for heroes Discover how a local charity is helping military veterans feel more comfortable […]

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Posted:
Dec 1
2015

What’s New – Issue #66

More than 30,000 Ontarians get the latest Ministry of Labour news delivered straight to their inbox. Find out why. Subscribe now. Additional Protections Extended To Precarious And Foreign Workers Starting November 20, 2015, the Employment Standards Act, 2000 has been amended to allow individuals who are hired through a temporary help agency to recover unpaid wages […]

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Posted:
Nov 23
2015

Ontario Government News Release – Ontario Accepts Recommendations to Strengthen the Ontario College of Trades

Province Committed to Supporting Skilled Trades November 20, 2015 10:00 A.M. | Ministry of Training, Colleges and Universities Ontario is strengthening the industry-driven governing body responsible for promoting and modernizing skilled trades in the province. The province, in partnership with the Ontario College of Trades, has accepted the recommendations made by former Secretary of Cabinet Tony […]

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Posted:
Nov 9
2015

Ontario’s Construction Lien Act Review Moves to Next Phase

by IAN HARVEY Nov 6, 2015 With its information package distributed to the industry, the Ontario review of the Construction Lien Act (CLA) is in its consultative phase and has asked for an extension to complete the task of reporting to the government. “We have something like 60 stakeholders with 30 deputations and we’re just finalizing the […]

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Posted:
Nov 6
2015

Economic Returns of Public Infrastructure Investment Will Be Massive

TORONTO, ON–(Marketwired – October 28, 2015) – A new report by the Canadian Centre for Economic Analysis (CANCEA) shows that the economic importance of public infrastructure investment is vastly greater than previously found using traditional economic models. Using unique agent-based modelling, CANCEA found that public infrastructure investments generate an economic return on real GDP that […]

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