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Industry awaits impacts of the Waste-Free Ontario Act

Ontario’s building industry will have to wait until late summer or early fall before it obtains clarity on how the province’s newly minted Waste-Free Ontario Act will affect construction activity. The Act, which received Royal Assent June 9, requires producers, such as manufacturers, to be fully responsible for their …

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Prompt Payment gains nationwide momentum

The issue of prompt payment is evolving across the country. There are moving parts at play in many provinces and at the federal level that will impact the construction industry, said Gilbert Brulotte, chair of the Canadian Construction Association (CCA) during its spring board meeting in Halifax, N.S. "We're starting to …

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Highly anticipated Lien Act review discussed at TCA Members' Day

Bruce Reynolds, the construction law expert appointed in February 2015 to lead a review of Ontario's Construction Lien Act, was invited to give the keynote speech at this year's Members' Day with the expectation that his highly anticipated report would have been processed by the Ministry of the Attorney General and the Min…

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INDUSTRY PERSPECTIVES: OAA study reveals inefficiencies in project planning

INDUSTRY PERSPECTIVES: OAA study reveals inefficiencies in project planning

The design and construction industry in Ontario is a major player in the health of the provincial economy, providing employment to more than half a million Ontarians and generating more than six per cent of the province’s GDP. It is carried out by a range of players from large national organizations who have internation…

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