Briefing Note from Sherrard Kuzz LLP - June 2018
Ian Cunningham of COCA: Construction Industry stakeholders comment on PC Leader Doug Ford’s victory and what it could mean for the future of construction in the province.
Canadian steel stakeholders are gravely concerned about how those tariffs will affect their business.
Following the American announcement that the country plans to impose tariffs on steel products from the European Union and its NAFTA partners, Canada has retaliated with its own tariffs on American products.
Video prepared by Ted Dreyer of Madorin, Snyder LLP with the assistance and support of other COCA members. Ted is a member of COCA's Board of Directors and Chair of their Construction Lien Act Taskforce.
On March 15, 2018, more than 45 diverse stakeholders, including dairy farmers, industry associations, government agencies, and local community groups, attended an Open House at Harcolm Farms in Beachville, Ontario
Industry stakeholders gathered to celebrate North America’s 1st installation of a small, factory built farm-scale anaerobic digester to generate renewable electricity from dairy cattle manure.
Each day, the Workplace Safety and Insurance Board (WSIB) receives hundreds of questions from Ontario businesses. Here are some of the most common questions (& answers).
• IHSA Safety Talk: Traffic control—Public roads 1
• E-learning course for Health and Safety Representatives
• Product spotlight: Fall Protection on Sloped Roofs (IHSA053)
• MOL blitz schedule now available
View CFBA Annual Award Winners on Pages 54 - 57 !
In the story of a business, succession can be the most challenging chapter. Owners are often so consumed with growing their companies that they put off succession planning.
The Skills Ontario Competition took place at the Toronto Congress Centre, featuring nearly 70 skilled trades and technologies contests, and 2,300 competitors from elementary schools, high schools, and colleges across Ontario, it is the largest skilled trades and technology competition in Canada.
A group of industry experts looked at the ways in which cannabis will affect the industry from a medical, legal and labour standpoint during a panel discussion
In This Issue
- Government Downgrades Position of Chief Prevention Officer
- WSIB Employer Reclassifications Will Affect Some Contractors
- Reynold and Vogel Leave BLG - Join BC-based Firm
- The Ontario General Election - Five Factors to Consider
- MPPs NOT Seeking Re-election - Are Their Ridings Up for Grabs
- Wynne's Popularity Improves With Minimum Wage Increase
- Liberal Government's Significant Accomplishments in 2017
Jobsite safety enforcement and test protocols for marijuana use have raised concerns.
Bill 148, the Fair Workplaces, Better Jobs Act, 2017, introduces significant amendments to Ontario’s Employment Standards Act (“ESA”) and Labour Relations Act (“LRA”), and limited amendments to the Occupational Health and Safety Act. The following briefing note summarizes the most significant regulations.
-New Chronic Mental Stress Policy Now Available
-Increasing Fairness with the 2018 Indexation Factor
-Four Technical Rate Sessions Held to Help Employers
-WSIB Ontario to transform how premium rates are set
-Introducing COMPASS a new online health and safety tool
-What to expect at an oral hearing
-Encouraging Student Job Safety with 2018 Video Contest
-2018 Small Business Health & Safety Leadership Awards nomination call just around the corner
-Call for 2018 research grants applications
Would it surprise you to learn that masons, carpenters, general contractors, farmers, HVAC installers, plumbers and electricians are in high demand?
Please see the following for agriculture and food statistics for the province of Ontario
-Sharing Thanks for Bill 142
-Important Message From the WSIB
-Accreditation Consultation Deadline Extended
-Government to Extend Presumptive PTSD Coverage
-Openings on OCoT's Governance Structure
-It's Easy to File Your Accessibility Compliance Report
-Auditor General's 2017 Report
-Good News on the Employment Front
-Highlights of the FAO Report
-Ontario Polls Show Two Different Narratives.
-Premier Initiates Suit Against Brown
-Premier Strikes Deals in Asia
Business owners will face an employee retention crisis in the new year, warns Hays Canada.