Fresh from his provincial budget delivery, Ontario premier Doug Ford showed up at the Ontario General Contractors’ Association (OGCA) Symposium on April 12 to tout his government’s “open for business” initiatives, with a focus on “cutting red tape and...
The passage of legislation on April 2 that frees several Ontario municipalities from a requirement to work only with specific unionized construction contractors has received reactions that vary depending the ideological spectrum. The Ford government’s omnibus Bill 66 includes a...
Ontario Construction News, along with hundreds of other contractors and related construction business representatives, will be attending the eleventh Ontario General Contractors’ Association (OGCA) symposium at Blue Mountain April 11 to 13. The OGCA symposium includes dozens of speakers...
If you thought floor coverings are one of the simplest and easiest aspects of the overall construction process, your perceptions would undoubtedly change after listening to Chris Maskell, chief executive officer of the National Floor Covering Association (NFCA). Maskell, speaking...
The great majority of Ontario contractors expect business will improve or at least remain the same this year compared to 2018, with only 17 per cent expecting a decline in work volume, the Ontario Construction Secretariat (OCS) reports in...
The Barrie Construction Association (BCA) is encouraging its members to assist the Barrie Women & Children's Centre with the organization's renovation project. "In order to maximize the benefits received from the construction community, the BCA will host the tender for the...
The Grand Valley Construction Association (GVCA) has scheduled an Oct. 30 symposium: The Innovation of Procurement and the Wisdom of Collaboration in Waterloo. The program with the acronyn PACE represents Perfecting Procurement, Adapting Agreements, Consensus, Clarity and Communication and Evolution...
Jeremy Carkner, Morrison Hershfield principal and director, business development, has been appointed Chair of the CEO Board of Directors, as the organization's 2018/09 board of directors took office. CEO held its annual general meeting at Blue Springs Golf Club on...
The new Progressive Conservative (PC) government is reviewing Ontario’s construction labor legislation, presumably with an intention to end the industry’s current card-based union certification process. “The legislation is currently under review,” a Ministry of Labour spokesperson wrote, following a Merit...
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