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WSIB Introduces New Policy on Cannabis for Medical Purposes
WSIB Introduces New Policy on Cannabis for Medical Purposes

The Workplace Safety and Insurance Board (“WSIB”) implemented new
Operational Policy on Cannabis for Medical Purposes, setting strict guidelines for the use of medical cannabis as treatment for work-related illness or injury.

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Owner wants 'unsafe' 1870's barn removed from city's cultural heritage registry
Owner wants 'unsafe' 1870's barn removed from city's cultural heritage registry

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AODA Toolbox - February 2019 issue
AODA Toolbox - February 2019 issue

What you need to know about Ontario's accessibility laws.

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Ontario Government Announces Review of Workplace Safety and Insurance Board
Ontario Government Announces Review of Workplace Safety and Insurance Board

Two special advisors have been appointed to conduct a review of the province’s Workplace Safety and Insurance Board (“WSIB”).

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Do you know the difference between a layoff and termination? If you’re an employer, you should.
Do you know the difference between a layoff and termination? If you’re an employer, you should.

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How to deliver higher quality standards for your company by leveraging inspections
How to deliver higher quality standards for your company by leveraging inspections

Studies have shown that productivity in the construction industry has remained flat or even declined over the years while other industries have improved significantly. One of the reasons given for this lagging productivity improvement in the construction industry is the delayed adoption of technology, where the construction industry is generally considered to be the last frontier for technology solutions.

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Keeping up with Canada’s fast-changing employment and labour laws.
Keeping up with Canada’s fast-changing employment and labour laws.

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Bill 100 - Modernizing the Skilled Trades and Apprenticeship Act, 2019
Bill 100 - Modernizing the Skilled Trades and Apprenticeship Act, 2019

Finance Minister Vic Fideli introduced Bill 100 Protecting What Matters Most Act (Budget Measures), 2019 in the Ontario legislature. Schedule 40 of this, is the enabling legislation for the province’s new skilled trades and apprenticeship system which proposes to enact the Modernizing the Skilled Trades and Apprenticeship Act, 2019.

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National Frame Building Association: Horse Barn Facility 2nd Place
National Frame Building Association: Horse Barn Facility 2nd Place

Signature Oak Stables in Dexter, Michigan won 2nd place in the NFBA's Awards for Building of the Year

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How to improve recruitment and retention of youth in construction
How to improve recruitment and retention of youth in construction

Report urges change of tune on recruitment and retention

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How subcontractors can mitigate risk in their contracts
How subcontractors can mitigate risk in their contracts

At a risk management seminar in Ottawa in late February, Dan Leduc, a partner at the law firm Norton Rose Fulbright LLP outlined several different ways in which trade contractors might simply use the contracts imposed on them as potential “push backs” or claims for change orders as provided for by the CCA 1 2008 form of subcontract.

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What's New - Ministry of Labour newsletter May 2019
What's New - Ministry of Labour newsletter May 2019

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CCA Weekly May 24, 2019
CCA Weekly May 24, 2019

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COCA e-News - May 2019
COCA e-News - May 2019

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CCA Weekly May 15, 2019
CCA Weekly May 15, 2019

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CCA Weekly May 8, 2019
CCA Weekly May 8, 2019

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May Newsletter 2019
May Newsletter 2019

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CCA Weekly May 1, 2019
CCA Weekly May 1, 2019

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COCA - Government Relations May 2019 - Members Report
COCA - Government Relations May 2019 - Members Report

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CCA Weekly April 24, 2019
CCA Weekly April 24, 2019

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Rural areas offer workers more than a pay cheque
Rural areas offer workers more than a pay cheque

Employers in small towns and rural areas advised to emphasize workplace culture and quality of life when recruiting employees. (published in Ontario Farmer)

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Different policies needed for recreational, medical pot
Different policies needed for recreational, medical pot

Members of the Canadian Farm Builders Association were told if they don’t already have a drug and alcohol policy to deal with impairment in the workplace, they need one now.

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Farm builder awards showcase elaborate facilities
Farm builder awards showcase elaborate facilities

The Canadian Farm Builders Association (CFBA) presented the 2018 Builder Awards at the association’s annual conference held recently in Stratford, Ont., showcasing unique barn designs with equally unique features.

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Official discusses hurdles, changes to building permit process at CFBA conference
Official discusses hurdles, changes to building permit process at CFBA conference

Building permit hurdles in the approvals process and potential upcoming changes were included in a detailed discussion during the Canadian Farm Builders Association’s (CFBA) annual conference held recently in Stratford, Ont.

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Finish line in sight for updated farm building code
Finish line in sight for updated farm building code

Changes and potential impacts of proposed new farm building requirements were explored at the Canadian Farm Builders Association’s (CFBA) annual conference in Stratford, Ont. recently. Photo by Karen Dallimore.

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