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  • Local 183 Strike Action- Oshawa Signatory Contractors (OSC) Collective

    21/06/2017

    Local 183 has communicated to the GTSWCA that they have engaged in a lawful strike against Oshawa Signatory Contractors...

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  • Closing the Skills Gap

    19/06/2017

    In the period October 2016 to March 2017, Maxim Jean-Louis, PresidentChief Executive Officer of Contact North I Contact...

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  • BIG 5 International Building & Construction Show

    19/06/2017

    The Ministry of International Trade (MIT) in cooperation with the Canadian Consulate in Dubai, is organizing an Ontario...

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  • New Wet Tap Procedure on City of Toronto Contracts

    05/06/2017

    The Ontario Ministry of the Environment and Climate Change has issued an order stipulating that all wet taps performed...

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  • Proposed Updates to the Construction Lien Act

    02/06/2017

    On May 31, the government introduced legislation to reform the Construction Lien Act that, if passed, will reform the...

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  • Ontario Passes Legislation to Keep Kids Safe on Local Roads

    31/05/2017

    Ontario passed legislation today to protect the most vulnerable users of local roads, including children, seniors,...

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  • Ministry of Environment and Climate Chnage New Notice of Adverse Tests Results and Issues Resolution Form (Schedule 16)

    23/05/2017

    A NEW Notice of Adverse Test Results and Issues Resolution Form (Schedule 16) , formally the Notice of Adverse Test...

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  • LiUNA Local 183 Training Centre Recruitment Pilot Project

    23/05/2017

    The LiUNA Local 183 Training Centre's Recruitment Committee has recently developed a pilot project to assist with...

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  • MNP Clients- Protection from Latest Ransomware Attack

    17/05/2017

    A series of cyber attacks across the globe have seized control of public and private sector computer systems, freezing...

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  • Construction Health and Safety Action Plan and Panel

    16/05/2017

    MEMBER BULLETIN May 17, 2017 The Government of Ontario has established an advisory group to assist in the development...

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  • ORBA/OSWCA CVOR Workshop

    11/05/2017

    MEMBER BULLETIN May 10, 2017 CVOR Workshop: Wednesday, May 31Registration Now Available OSWCA and ORBA are jointly...

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  • Sign-ups for the GTSWCA-IHSA COR Workshops Now Open

    10/05/2017

    MEMBER BULLETIN May 10, 2017 GTSWCA, in cooperation with the Infrastructure Health & Safety Association (IHSA), is...

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  • 2017 City of Toronto Wet Weather Flow Master Plan Implementation Update

    10/05/2017

    On April 24, the City of Toronto published its annual update on the Wet Weather Flow Master Plan. The update identifies...

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  • WSIB Small Business Health and Safety Leadership Awards

    10/05/2017

    MEMBER BULLETIN May 10, 2017 The WSIB has launched a new recognition program called the Small Business Health and...

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  • MTO Contemplating Permanent Exemption for CB Radios from "Hands Free" Regulation

    03/05/2017

    The MTO is looking at extending the exemptions, or permanently exempting, CB radio's from the Ontario Reg. 366/09 –...

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  • Update on the CHanging Workplaces Review

    03/05/2017

    The Labour Relations Act (LRA) and Employment Standards Act (ESA) are being reviewed to address the changing nature...

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  • Posting Contact Information Signs at Project Sites

    03/05/2017

    On May 9, City of Toronto Councillor Paul Ainslie will table a report with the Public Works and Infrastructure...

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  • Ontario Budget 2017

    28/04/2017

    On Thursday April 27th, the Government of Ontario published its 2017 Budget. The budget is a balanced budget for the...

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  • MOECC Excess Soil Management Regulatory Proposal

    26/04/2017

    The Ministry of the Environment and Climate Change (MOECC) is moving forward with an Excess Soil Management Regulatory...

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  • GTSWCA 60 Annual General Meeting

    20/04/2017

    In celebrating GTSWCA's 60th Anniversary, the GTSWCA 60th Annual General Meeting will take place at the Shangri-La...

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  • Working at Heights Training Requirements

    07/04/2017

    Please find the attached updated letter for your review on the WAH Deadline Extension.

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  • Toronto Hydro Dig Safe Month

    05/04/2017

    Toronto Hydro is using the kick-off of construction season to send out its annual reminder to contractors to call...

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  • REMINDER- If You Are Working In Toronto All Supervisors/ Foreman Must Take Certified "Wet Tap" Course

    28/03/2017

    As previously reported, the City of Toronto now requires all supervisors on watermain construction projects to take a...

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  • Construction Lien Act Reform Update

    22/03/2017

    The Government of Ontario has provided an update on its upcoming reform of the Construction Lien Act (CLA). New or...

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  • New Ontario One Call Late Locate Protocol and Online Complaint Monitoring

    22/03/2017

    Ontario One Call has put in place a new "Late Locate Delivery Protocol," which includes an online complaint process....

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  • REMINDER: Road Building Machines Reclassified as of July 1

    22/03/2017

    A reminder that the definition of "road-building machine" (RBM) under the Highway Traffic Act is changing. The new...

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  • City of Toronto Auditor General Alleges "Bid Rigging" on Road Paving Contracts

    22/03/2017

    On March 21, the Auditor General of Toronto (AG), Beverly Romeo-Beehler, issued a Staff Report entitled Detection of...

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  • New City of Toronto Requirement – All Supervisors / Foreman to Take Certified “Wet Tap” Course

    20/03/2017

    As we previously reported, the City of Toronto now requires that, at a minimum, all supervisors on watermain...

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  • Ontario Skilled Trade Alliance submission to the Ontario College of Trades Compliance and Enforcement Review

    09/03/2017

    As part of its ongoing reform process, the Ontario College of Trades undertook a stakeholder consultation as part of...

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  • City of Toronto – New Watermain Disinfection Procedure and Certification Requirement

    09/03/2017

    The City of Toronto has issued a revised Watermain Disinfection Procedure which includes a requirement for all...

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  • Local 793 Pre-Apprenticeship Program

    09/03/2017

    Local 793 is reaching out to GTSWCA contractors regarding its annual intake for its Pre-Apprenticeship Program. They...

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  • City of Toronto – New Watermain Disinfection Procedure and Certification Requirement

    01/03/2017

    The City of Toronto has issued a revised Watermain Disinfection Procedure which includes a requirement for all...

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  • City of Brampton Capital Works Projects to Require COR Certification

    01/03/2017

    At its February 22 meeting, Brampton City Council unanimously adopted the COR program as part of the City's...

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  • OSWCA Proposal to MOI on Full Cost Recovery and Regionalizing Small Municipal Water Systems

    01/03/2017

    On February 28, the OSWCA filed a comprehensive proposal with the Ministry of Infrastructure for why the province needs...

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  • Casual Workers under the Workplace Safety and Insurance Act

    01/03/2017

    Michael Zacks, of the Office of the Employer Advisor at the WSIB, recently issued a notice to employers regarding the...

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  • Updated Ontario Watermain Disinfection Procedure

    22/02/2017

    The MOECC published its updated watermain disinfection procedures in 2016. Attached are the new procedures which all...

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  • Ontario Employer Fined for Failing to Comply with Workplace Violence and Harassment Requirements

    22/02/2017

    An Ontario employer was fined $87,500 for failing to comply with MOL orders related to the new Workplace Violence and...

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  • Proposed Legislation for Domestic Violence Leave

    08/02/2017

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  • What You Need to Know - Road Building Machine Reclassification

    17/01/2017

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  • Updated MOECC Watermain Disinfection Procedure

    04/01/2017

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