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Thank you to our Members!

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Thank you copyThe BCA is lucky to have such amazing members!  Our events would not be as successful without your generous support.  We would like to thank these members for supporting our Ride for Cancer as well as our Spring Golf Tournament this year.

We would also like to recognize the time and dedication given by the members of the Ride for Cancer committee.  Thank you for your support!

Accutemp Systems, CRS, Dave’ll Do It, Shouldice Designer Stone, Spyderwebs.ca.

The Sarjeant Co.

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Changing Workplaces Review and Bill 148

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Executive Summary and Commentary – Sherrard Kuzz LLP, Employment & Labour Lawyers – June 2017

In February 2015, the Government of Ontario announced it would review issues and trends affecting workers and employers in the modern workplace. Two Special Advisors were appointed to lead public consultations: C. Michael Mitchell, formerly of Sack Goldblatt Mitchell LLP, and the Honourable John C. Murray, former justice of the Ontario Superior Court and prominent management labour lawyer.

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A Summary of Bill 142

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Bill 142 – An Act to Amend the Construction Lien Act

On May 31, 2017, Bill 142 – An Act to Amend the Construction Lien Act – passed first reading in the Ontario Legislative Assembly. With some notable exceptions pertaining to liens, Bill 142 implements the recommendations made by Bruce Reynolds and Sharon Vogel in their report released in September 2016.

Read the full summary as prepared by Ted Dreyer, Construction Lawyer and Chair of the Construction Lien Task Force of the Council of Ontario Construction Association.

Construction Law Reform

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Announcement from Attorney General Yasir Naqvi:

I am pleased to announce that today our government introduced new reforms to Ontario’s construction laws.

Over the past year, we have been working with industry experts and stakeholders to make sure our proposed changes are practical, workable and address the needs of the industry.  Our new legislation, if passed, would introduce rules to ensure Ontario construction workers get paid, on time, for the work they do, and make the dispute resolution process faster and simpler.

Attached please find the following documents, which are now available on Ontario’s Newsroom:

News Release:

EN: http://news.ontario.ca/mag/en/2017/05/modernizing-ontarios-construction-laws.html
FR: http://news.ontario.ca/mag/fr/2017/05/modernisation-des-lois-dans-le-secteur-de-la-construction-de-lontario.html

 

Backgrounder:

EN: http://news.ontario.ca/mag/en/2017/05/proposed-updates-to-the-construction-lien-act.html
FR: http://news.ontario.ca/mag/fr/2017/05/modifications-proposees-a-la-loi-sur-le-privilege-dans-lindustrie-de-la-construction.html

In the next couple of days, you will be able to review the full text of the bill on the Legislative Assembly of Ontario’s website, here: http://www.ontla.on.ca/lao/en/bills/.  The bill will proceed through the normal course, with the opportunity for public participation at committee hearings. I am interested in hearing your feedback about the proposed legislation, and will provide more information in the coming months regarding stakeholder engagement in the legislative process.

Strengthening Ontario’s construction laws is part of our government’s plan to create jobs and help people in their everyday lives.

I look forward to continuing to work with you to ensure our construction sector prospers and drives our economy forward.

Yasir Naqvi

Attorney General of Ontario

Aro Technologies is looking for a Mechanical Millwright

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AROJob Posting 

Posting Type:  FULL TIME
Hours per week 40
Job Title:  MECHANICAL MILLWRIGHT
Job Location: COLLINGWOOD, ONLocated on the shores of beautiful Georgian Bay with excellent lifestyle opportunities (skiing, cycling, hiking, watersports).
Company Profile: Established company with over 26 years’ experience in Industrial Automation, Electrical and Mechanical Design, Robotics, Machine Building, Process Control, Safety Systems.  Customers include commercial manufacturing facilities, municipalities, ski industry
Number of Positions:  1
Wage: TBD based upon experience 
Hours of Work:  M-F 8 am – 430 pm plus OT as required.Some travel required
Job Description:
  • Proficient use of all types of machine shop tools
  • Confident with various welding processes
  • Ability to interpret mechanical drawings with aptitude for assembly, disassembly and troubleshooting mechanical equipment
  • Confident with pneumatic and hydraulic circuits
  • Strong communication, organizational and troubleshooting skills
  • Familiarity with Microsoft Office
Job Requirements:  Must Have:

  • Successful completion of Millwright trade license or related Mechanical trade license

Nice to Have:

  • Good customer relations skills

 

Application Material Required: 
  • Resume and Cover Letter

 

Application Procedure:  Email to aro@arotech.ca
Contact Information Stephen Agar
 

Hardship Acres Landscaping is looking to Hire

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Job Ad #1

Family owned and operated Landscape Construction Company who have been in business for over 25 years are looking for hardworking,energetic and responsible applicants to join our team .

Job responsibilities would include loading and unloading trucks, working in Nursery at farm, assisting on Commercial and Residential Landscape Projects. Dutieswould include driving of tree truck with Hi AB,operating of Mini Excavators and Skid steers assisting in the planting of trees and shrubs,laying of interlocking stone and building retaining walls etc.

DZ or AZ license is required.Work up to 60 hours per week. Company offers medical expense assistance, bonus incentives and a Fun working environment.

Please contact kevin@hardshipacres.com if you feel this is the job for you. Job Type: Full-time

Job Ad #2

Family owned and operated Landscape Construction Company who have been in business for over 25 years are looking for hardworking,energetic and responsible applicants to join our team .

Job responsibilities would include loading and unloading trucks,working in Nursery at farm, assisting on Commercial and Residential Landscape Projects.Duties would include planting of trees and shrubs, laying of interlocking stone and building retaining walls etc.

G license is required and must be able to get to farm each morning. Work up to 60 hours per week .Company offers medical expense assistance,bonus incentives and a Fun working environment.

Please contact kevin@hardshipacres.com  if you feel this is the job for you. Job Type: Full-time

JM Painting Inc. is Hiring

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JM PAINTING INC.

Position: Experienced commercial, industrial, residential painter
# of Positions Available: 3 Full Time
Start: Immediate
Remuneration: Commensurate with experience

Job Requirements:
1. Working at Heights training
2. Health & Safety at Work
3. WHIMIS
4. Experience brushing & rolling. Spraying is a definite asset.
5. Safety equipment – hard hat, safety boots & safety vest

Interested candidates can call Belinda at 705-721-8258

BCA Attends Welcome to Construction Season at Queen’s Park

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From the desk of Alison Smith, Executive Director

BCA Board Director, Scott Garrett and I attended COCA’s annual Welcome to Construction Season Reception at Queen’s Park – this is an opportunity to keep our industry, organization, and issues top of mind with government officials.  The Welcome to Construction Season Reception is one of COCA’s most successful and highly anticipated annual events. A very encouraging announcement was made by the Attorney General:

 AG Confirms Introduction of CLA Reform Bill at COCA Reception

Most readers will know that the Council of Ontario Construction Associations (COCA) has been lobbying for Construction Lien Act reform for more than 20 years and for prompt payment legislation since 2011.  A giant step forward was made when the government engaged Bruce Reynolds and Sharon Vogel to conduct a review of the Construction Lien Act and to consider the chronic issues of delayed payment that are endemic in the construction industry.

Another giant step was made when the Reynolds-Vogel Report was made public on June 26, 2016.  Their report presented 100 recommendations to modernize the Construction Lien Act, introduce a quick “real time” dispute resolution system for project disputes and introduce a prompt payment regime.   Legislative Counsel in the Ministry of the Attorney General has been busy ever since, translating those recommendations into a Bill, receiving practical advice and guidance from Reynolds, Vogel and the panel of industry experts they used as part of their review.

At COCA’s Annual Welcome to Construction Season Reception at Queen’s Park, in his keynote address Attorney General and Government House Leader Yasir Naqvi stated that “unless something totally unexpected occurs, the Bill will be introduced for first reading before the Legislature rises for its summer recess on June 1st”..

He went on to say that he would make every effort to move the Bill through the legislative process to become law before the end of the fall 2018 session.

In their remarks following the Attorney General’s address, both Progressive Conservative MPP Monte McNaughton and New Democratic Party MPP Paul Miller gave words of support.

Click here to read COCA’s Construction in Ontario Newsletter