Carpenters’ launch days of action to combat tax fraud

TORONTO — The Carpenters’ District Council of Ontario has launched a campaign targeting tax fraud in the underground economy. “You pay your taxes, why should some construction contractors get to cheat?” asked an online post directed at the trade union’s members. “Their tax fraud costs everyone.” The campaign includes a...

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Industry divide escalates with passing of Bill 66

Bill 66, the Restoring Ontario’s Competitiveness Act, 2019, received royal assent April 3. The most significant change for the construction industry will be amendments to the Labour Relations Act, 1995, which will deem public bodies as “non-construction employers.” This change allows these public entities to open bidding on construction contracts...

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Carpenters’ file conflict of interest allegations related to Bill 66 against Waterloo councillor

The CDCO filed an application to the Ontario Superior Court of Justice March 4 alleging a breach of Municipal Conflict of Interest obligations by Waterloo Regional Councillor Michael Harris. In mid-January, Harris introduced a motion in council to have the Region of Waterloo support Bill 66, Restoring Ontario’s Competitiveness Act,...

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Carpenters’ make $1 million donation to SickKids

The Carpenters’ Union and the Carpenters’ District Council of Ontario recently helped children and their families by donating $1 million to the Hospital for Sick Children in Toronto. “Over the years there has been a strong bond between The Hospital for Sick Children and the Carpenters’ Union,” states a release....

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