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GOVERNMENT RELATIONS REPORT By David Frame OGCA welcomes the spirit and intention of this proposal. The current practise has increasingly put us at a disadvantage to others with competing ideas who were prepared to spend very large fees to participate and gain political access. Election Financing Amendments Changes Access to Government T he provincial media have been full of stories about cash for access fundraising in the Ontario political system. Tickets at $5,000 to $10,000 per event have become common as the government, and to a lesser extent the opposition Parties, have taken advantage of lax political fundraising rules to raise substantial funds. The federal system and most other provinces long ago put greater restrictions on political contributions, including eliminating contributions from corporations and unions. Now Ontario has introduced amendments which will apply similar restrictions through Bill 201, amendments to Election Financing. The proposal will require most fundraising to be from personal contributions and will put some restrictions on Third Party fundraising and spending. If passed, the new rules will apply effective January 2017, and until then, the existing lax law will continue. OGCA welcomes the spirit and intention of this proposal. The current practise has increasingly put us at a disadvantage to others with competing ideas who were prepared to spend very large fees to participate and gain political access. We made a decision about three years ago to put a ceiling on what OGCA is willing to pay for any one event. We use fundraisers to maintain our profile with government, staff persons and opposition members, and we firmly believe that this is not about buying access or favoritism. As a result, we have not participated in any higher priced private fundraisers that have become common. We are initiating a review and revision to the GR strategy in anticipation of the implementation of new political fundraising and spending legislation in 2017. OGCA's government relations approach focuses on advocating for members to safeguard and promote their interests. This is the value statement that our strategy is built around. It is built on four levels of engagement with the Ontario government: * Communicate to members and industry how regulatory change will impact them * Establish a positive awareness with government of OGCA, support their awareness of General contracting issues, and our contribution to the province * Work with the government to propose or support initiatives that will safeguard or promote the interests of general contractors Fall/Winter 2016 13

Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of The Generals - Fall/Winter 2016

Chairman’s Message
President’s Message
Incoming Chair’s Message
Government Relations Report
Events, Upcoming Events & Member Milestones
Index to Advertisers
Gateman Milloy Building Excellence
The Metron Case
League of Champions/Safety Awards
Accreditation/COR™
New Chairman: A Profile of Frank Perricone
Modern Infrastructure
Golf Tournament
78th Annual AGM and Conference
OGCA Builders Awards
10th Annual Construction Symposium- Building Canada for 150 Years
The Generals - Fall/Winter 2016 - cover1
The Generals - Fall/Winter 2016 - cover2
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The Generals - Fall/Winter 2016 - 5
The Generals - Fall/Winter 2016 - Chairman’s Message
The Generals - Fall/Winter 2016 - 7
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The Generals - Fall/Winter 2016 - President’s Message
The Generals - Fall/Winter 2016 - 10
The Generals - Fall/Winter 2016 - Incoming Chair’s Message
The Generals - Fall/Winter 2016 - 12
The Generals - Fall/Winter 2016 - Government Relations Report
The Generals - Fall/Winter 2016 - 14
The Generals - Fall/Winter 2016 - Events, Upcoming Events & Member Milestones
The Generals - Fall/Winter 2016 - Gateman Milloy Building Excellence
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The Generals - Fall/Winter 2016 - 18
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The Generals - Fall/Winter 2016 - The Metron Case
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The Generals - Fall/Winter 2016 - League of Champions/Safety Awards
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The Generals - Fall/Winter 2016 - 28
The Generals - Fall/Winter 2016 - Accreditation/COR™
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The Generals - Fall/Winter 2016 - 31
The Generals - Fall/Winter 2016 - New Chairman: A Profile of Frank Perricone
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The Generals - Fall/Winter 2016 - 37
The Generals - Fall/Winter 2016 - Modern Infrastructure
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The Generals - Fall/Winter 2016 - Golf Tournament
The Generals - Fall/Winter 2016 - 78th Annual AGM and Conference
The Generals - Fall/Winter 2016 - 10th Annual Construction Symposium- Building Canada for 150 Years
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The Generals - Fall/Winter 2016 - Index to Advertisers
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