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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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  • MTO’s New Road Building Machine Regulations Announced

    06/12/2016

    After much delay, the Ministry of Transportation (MTO) has outlined its upcoming regulation and regulatory amendments...

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  • Rate Groups for Executive Officers in Construction - Request Form

    01/12/2016

    In response to a number of requests received following last week's bulletin on the WSIB Rate Group 755 – Non-Exempt...

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  • MTO Update on Reclassification of Road Building Machines (RBM)

    23/11/2016

    On November 18, the MTO notified construction and transportation stakeholders that its plan to reclassify certain Road...

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  • WSIB to Maintain an Executive Officer Rate Group through Transition

    23/11/2016

    On November 18, the WSIB announced that its Rate Framework Modernization (RFM) consultation exercise had concluded, as...

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  • WSIB Announces Further Reduction to Premium Rates for 2017

    23/11/2016

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  • MOECC Environmental Activity and Sector Registry Fee Increase

    23/11/2016

    On November 21, the Ministry of Environment and Climate Change (MOECC) announced that they would be increasing the...

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  • MTO Proposing to Change Licence Renewal Requirements for Class D Drivers

    25/10/2016

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  • Joint Construction Employer Submission to the Changing Workplaces Review

    25/10/2016

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  • Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act – Compliance Toolkit

    25/10/2016

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  • Concrete Pump Operator - OCOT Certificate of Qualification Exam

    13/10/2016

    The Ontario College of Trades (OCOT) has announced that beginning December 12, 2016, to receive a Certificate of...

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  • MOECC Increasing Electronic Registration fees or Permit to Take Water

    13/10/2016

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  • Open Consultations to Review the Ontario Municipal Board

    13/10/2016

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  • Overview Presentation of the Construction Lien Act Report

    06/10/2016

    In follow-up to the September 29th bulletin on the publication of the Construction Lien Act Report (available by...

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  • MOECC Compliance & Enforcement Policy

    06/10/2016

    Attached to this bulletin is a copy of the Ministry of Environment and Climate Change's (MOECC) Compliance and...

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  • Construction Lien Act Report - Seminar with Authors Bruce Reynolds and Sharon Vogel

    06/10/2016

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  • Report on Updating the Construction Lien Act

    29/09/2016

    On September 26, the province published Striking the Balance: Expert Review of Ontario's Construction Lien Act...

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  • Government Priorities leading into 2018 Provincial Election

    29/09/2016

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  • MTO Traffic Manual Book 7 – Updates Published

    29/09/2016

    The Ministry of Transportation (MTO) has published updates to its Ontario Traffic Manual Book 7. Both the office...

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