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Here’s Canada’s list of steel products that will see a 25% tariff
Here’s Canada’s list of steel products that will see a 25% tariff

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.

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COCA - Construction Lien Act - YouTube video
COCA - Construction Lien Act - YouTube video

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.

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Demonstrating the Benefits of a Carbon Neutral Farm in Rural Ontario
Demonstrating the Benefits of a Carbon Neutral Farm in Rural 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.

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More on Benefits of Carbon Neutral Farming in Rural Ontario
More on Benefits of Carbon Neutral Farming in Rural Ontario

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

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2-Minute News - May 2018
2-Minute News - May 2018

• 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

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Better Farming - June / July 2018
Better Farming - June / July 2018

View CFBA Annual Award Winners on Pages 54 - 57 !

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Industry Perspectives: WSIB – Top 5 questions answered
Industry Perspectives: WSIB – Top 5 questions answered

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).

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Three Questions to Ask When Planning Construction Business Succession
Three Questions to Ask When Planning Construction Business Succession

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.

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2018 Skills Ontario Competition
2018 Skills Ontario Competition

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.

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Cannabis and construction: it’s going to be complicated
Cannabis and construction: it’s going to be complicated

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

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CFBA Awards story carried by Ontario Farmer magazine - Page 1 of 2
CFBA Awards story carried by Ontario Farmer magazine - Page 1 of 2

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CFBA Awards story carried by Ontario Farmer magazine - Page 2 of 2
CFBA Awards story carried by Ontario Farmer magazine - Page 2 of 2

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COCA - January 2018 Newsletter
COCA - January 2018 Newsletter

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

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Legalized Pot in Canada Worries Contractors
Legalized Pot in Canada Worries Contractors

Jobsite safety enforcement and test protocols for marijuana use have raised concerns.

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2018 January Report - Ministry of Labour Report to Labour Management Network
2018 January Report - Ministry of Labour Report to Labour Management Network

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Bill 148 Regulations - What you should know!
Bill 148 Regulations - What you should know!

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.

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WSIB Newsletter - Winter 2017
WSIB Newsletter - Winter 2017

-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

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Wave of construction worker turnover expected for 2018
Wave of construction worker turnover expected for 2018

Business owners will face an employee retention crisis in the new year, warns Hays Canada.

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COCA - December 2017 Newsletter
COCA - December 2017 Newsletter

-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

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Seven Careers in the Trades That Are in Demand in Canada Now
Seven Careers in the Trades That Are in Demand in Canada Now

Would it surprise you to learn that masons, carpenters, general contractors, farmers, HVAC installers, plumbers and electricians are in high demand?

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OMAFRA provides data on Ontario Ag and Food
OMAFRA provides data on Ontario Ag and Food

Please see the following for agriculture and food statistics for the province of Ontario

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IHSA - 2 Minute News - December 2017
IHSA - 2 Minute News - December 2017

. IHSA Safety Talk: Work-related driving
. Accreditation standard comment deadline extended
. Join your local Fleet Safety Council chapter
. CSA Group releases health and safety code for suspended equipment operations

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Preparing young people for the future of work
Preparing young people for the future of work

We must do more now

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2017 December Report - Ministry of Labour Report to Labour Management Network
2017 December Report - Ministry of Labour Report to Labour Management Network

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Ontario Passes Legislation to Modernize Construction Laws
Ontario Passes Legislation to Modernize Construction Laws

New Legislation to Ensure Ontario Businesses and Workers Get Paid on Time

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