Ontario Passes Legislation to Modernize Construction Laws

New Legislation to Ensure Ontario Businesses and Workers Get Paid on Time. December 5, 2017 1:15 P.M. Ministry of the Attorney General Today, Ontario passed legislation to improve the efficiency and competitiveness of the construction sector. The Construction Lien Amendment Act, 2017 includes new prompt payment rules to ensure Ontario construction businesses...

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TimberFever competition reaches new heights

Engineering and architecture students at six Ontario universities recently did something they don’t normally do in university — they collaborated on the design and construction of wood-frame structures as part of a 36-hour competition in downtown Toronto. It was the third edition of TimberFever, held once a year at Ryerson...

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Renos for Heroes Supporters Arrive on Parliament Hill to Support Wounded Veterans

Over the past 11 days, volunteers and supporters of Renos for Heroes have marched 300 kilometres from Canadian Forces Base Trenton to Parliament Hill to increase awareness and raise money for Canada’s wounded veterans. Included in this group of supporters were Carpenters’ Union representatives. Veterans Affairs Minister Seamus O’Regan and...

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2017 UBC National Apprenticeship Competition showcases top talent from across Canada

The Atlantic Canada Regional Council of Carpenters, Millwrights and Allied Workers (ACRC), as well as the Carpenter Millwright Colleges and Trust Funds of Atlantic Canada, are the proud hosts of the 2017 United Brotherhood of Carpenters (UBC) National Apprenticeship Competition being held in Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island, August 25-26, 2017. The...

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Carpenters’ Help a Godsend

The Archdiocese of Toronto was willing to donate the pews but that still left the Rankin Inlet priest perplexed about how to cover the cost of disassembling them in Toronto, customizing them to fit and then shipping them to their new home in the north. Raising the money locally was...

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Compulsory, noncompulsory trades reach pact on OCOT

Legislation passed by the Ontario legislature last December implementing reform to the four-year-old college following the release of the Dean Report in November 2015 called for the creation of a compliance and enforcement committee to consult with stakeholders and recommend a new compliance and enforcement policy to the minister within...

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