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  • Foundation for Safety Leadership Conference

    19/10/2017

    The conference will be hosted by Dr. Linda Goldenhar. Dr. Goldenhar is adept in building a health and safety culture...

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  • Marijuana Debate

    28/09/2017

    As new legislation for legalizing marijuana continues, the debate on how it will effect construction is a big topic....

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  • COR Workshop Registration Still Open

    26/09/2017

    Reminder that the GTSWCA, in cooperation with the IHSA, is once again offering a COR Workshop program to assist sewer...

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  • Small Business Tax Reform

    22/09/2017

    The federal government is presently consulting on the reform of corporate tax law, specifically aimed at small- and...

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  • Toronto LMHSC 2nd Annual Health and Safety Symposium

    22/09/2017

    The Toronto Labour Management Health and Safety Committee is hosting their 2nd Annual Symposium. The symposium will be...

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  • Government of Canada - Overview of Marijuana Legalization Roll-out

    22/09/2017

    Marijuana will be legalized and for sale across the country beginning in July 2018. An overview of the...

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  • 2018 WSIB Rates Declining for the Sewer and Watermain Industry

    21/09/2017

    The WSIB announced that premium rates for the construction industry in 2018 will once again be declining. Rate...

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  • Changes Coming to Construction Procurement Across Ontario

    21/08/2017

    By September 21, 2017, procurement policies across the province will be changing. The rules governing all public...

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  • GTSWCA Scholarships - Now Accepting Applications

    14/08/2017

    The Greater Toronto Sewer and Watermain Contractors' Association (GTSWCA) 2017 scholarship program is now accepting...

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  • LiUNA 2017 Industry Awareness Event

    08/08/2017

    Hello GTSWCA members, The LiUNA Local 183 Training Centre once again is hosting their Industry Awareness Event on...

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  • Ontario College of Trades Regulatory Submissions - Trade Reclassification Reviews

    02/08/2017

    For the past three years, the College of Trades has been operating under a moratorium for its trade reclassification...

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  • WSIB Proposal to Make Chronic Mental Stress a Compensable Benefit

    02/08/2017

    The WSIB has published a new policy proposal detailing how it will make chronic mental stress in the workplace a...

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  • Bill 148 - Changing Workplaces Legislation

    02/08/2017

    While much of the media coverage for Bill 148 has focussed on the increase of minimum wage to $15/hour, there are many...

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  • Drug and Alcohol Case

    10/07/2017

    In perhaps the most important human rights decision to date dealing with drugs in theworkplace, the Supreme Court of...

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  • $1.185 Billion in Government Funding Announced for Flood Mitigation in Toronto Port Lands

    29/06/2017

    The governments of Canada, Ontario and Toronto announced a joint funding effort to help launch the Toronto Port Lands...

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  • OSWCA Response to the Ministry of Environment and Climate Change's - Proposed Excess Soil Regulatory Package

    29/06/2017

    Attached for your reference is the OSWCA submission to the MOECC's proposed Excess Soil regulation. OSWCA continues to...

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  • Municipal Asset Management Planning Regulation

    29/06/2017

    The government of Ontario is currently consulting on its proposed municipal Asset Management Planning (AMP) regulation,...

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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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