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GOVERNMENT RELATIONS REPORT

Bill 142, Construction
Lien Act Reform
and more ...
By David Frame

The OGCA Lobby Day
will be built around
raising the OGCA's
profile and
Bill 142 reform of the
Construction Lien Act.

e are in the final stretch in the
run up to the June 2018 Provincial
Election, and the government has a
very aggressive mandate to implement in a short timeline. As a result, we have
had an extremely busy session of the legislature
and the summer has featured an intensive level
of consultation. Since April, the budget has
been passed and the government has introduced Bill 142 Amendments to the Construction
Lien Act, and Bill 148 Fairer Workplaces, Better
Jobs Act, as well as many regulatory changes.
Consultations have focused on the Construction
Lien Act, Bill 148 Employment Legislation, OCOT
Reform, Marijuana Legalization, Apprentice
Reform, and WSIB's implementation of the
Chronic Stress policy.
Our political outreach will be expanded to feature a Lobby Day. We have booked the Queen's
Park Legislative Dining Room for Thursday,
October 19 for a lobby day with available MPPs
from all three Parties. The event will be built
around raising the OGCA profile and Bill 142
reform of the Construction Lien Act.
Thanks to the many members who have volunteered to participate in this early morning event
and the focus on raising awareness of OGCA and
the importance of General Contractors.

Bill 148 Fair Workplaces,
Better Jobs Act:
The Fair Workplaces Review was issued in
mid-May and is a rights-focused review of the

Labour Relations and Employment Standards
Acts, with a focus on changing employment
and work. The construction industry was not
in the scope of the study, but of course, there
are implications for us. For example, it recommended that the OLRA, the ESA and the
OHSA all be rolled into one rights-focused act.
Obviously, to reposition balanced employmentfocused legislation into rights-legislation would
turn the nature of employment in Ontario on
its head.
On June 1, the government introduced Bill
148 which includes a few provisions of the
Report plus a schedule to raise the minimum
wage to $14 in 2018 and $15 in 2019.
Other requirements include:
* minimum three weeks' vacation paid after
five years
* one week notice of work schedule
* three hours of pay if work is canceled with
less than 48 hours' notice
We have been asked to participate in an
impact study being produced by the Board of
Trade, and we will coordinate a response with
the OSTA.

OCOT/Apprentice Reform:
The Ministry of Labour has released a regulation for consultation which will establish the process and criteria for establishing review Boards,
and the decision process to determine mandatory trades. There are seven trades with outstanding applications, including the Operating

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Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of The Generals - Fall/Winter 2017

Chairman’s Message
President’s Message
Incoming Chair’s Message
Government Relations Report
Events
The Construction Lien Act Discussion
The New Construction Act: Coming to a Jobsite Near You
Modernizing the Construction Lien Act – Welcome Changes
Bill 142, Construction Lien Act Amendment – A Construction Owner’s Perspective
Bill 142 – Worth the Wait
Legend: Pertinent Acronyms
The Effect of Adjudication on the Construction and Legal Industries
The Proposed New Construction Act: A Dose of Realism
Employer Did Not Discriminate Against Cocaine Addict Who was Dismissed for Cause
COR Safety Certification: It’s Not just for Large Generals
Recent Decision Confirms that Notices of Claims Do Not have a “Standard Form”
Maple Reinders: After 50 Years, their Passion for Building Keeps Growing … and Growing
OGCA Golf Tournament
Associate Partners Program
Index to Advertisers
The Generals - Fall/Winter 2017 - Intro
The Generals - Fall/Winter 2017 - cover1
The Generals - Fall/Winter 2017 - cover2
The Generals - Fall/Winter 2017 - 3
The Generals - Fall/Winter 2017 - 4
The Generals - Fall/Winter 2017 - 5
The Generals - Fall/Winter 2017 - 6
The Generals - Fall/Winter 2017 - Chairman’s Message
The Generals - Fall/Winter 2017 - 8
The Generals - Fall/Winter 2017 - President’s Message
The Generals - Fall/Winter 2017 - 10
The Generals - Fall/Winter 2017 - Incoming Chair’s Message
The Generals - Fall/Winter 2017 - 12
The Generals - Fall/Winter 2017 - Government Relations Report
The Generals - Fall/Winter 2017 - 14
The Generals - Fall/Winter 2017 - Events
The Generals - Fall/Winter 2017 - The Construction Lien Act Discussion
The Generals - Fall/Winter 2017 - 17
The Generals - Fall/Winter 2017 - 18
The Generals - Fall/Winter 2017 - The New Construction Act: Coming to a Jobsite Near You
The Generals - Fall/Winter 2017 - Modernizing the Construction Lien Act – Welcome Changes
The Generals - Fall/Winter 2017 - 21
The Generals - Fall/Winter 2017 - 22
The Generals - Fall/Winter 2017 - 23
The Generals - Fall/Winter 2017 - Bill 142, Construction Lien Act Amendment – A Construction Owner’s Perspective
The Generals - Fall/Winter 2017 - 25
The Generals - Fall/Winter 2017 - Bill 142 – Worth the Wait
The Generals - Fall/Winter 2017 - 27
The Generals - Fall/Winter 2017 - 28
The Generals - Fall/Winter 2017 - Legend: Pertinent Acronyms
The Generals - Fall/Winter 2017 - The Effect of Adjudication on the Construction and Legal Industries
The Generals - Fall/Winter 2017 - 31
The Generals - Fall/Winter 2017 - The Proposed New Construction Act: A Dose of Realism
The Generals - Fall/Winter 2017 - 33
The Generals - Fall/Winter 2017 - Employer Did Not Discriminate Against Cocaine Addict Who was Dismissed for Cause
The Generals - Fall/Winter 2017 - 35
The Generals - Fall/Winter 2017 - 36
The Generals - Fall/Winter 2017 - COR Safety Certification: It’s Not just for Large Generals
The Generals - Fall/Winter 2017 - 38
The Generals - Fall/Winter 2017 - 39
The Generals - Fall/Winter 2017 - Recent Decision Confirms that Notices of Claims Do Not have a “Standard Form”
The Generals - Fall/Winter 2017 - 41
The Generals - Fall/Winter 2017 - Maple Reinders: After 50 Years, their Passion for Building Keeps Growing … and Growing
The Generals - Fall/Winter 2017 - 43
The Generals - Fall/Winter 2017 - 44
The Generals - Fall/Winter 2017 - 45
The Generals - Fall/Winter 2017 - OGCA Golf Tournament
The Generals - Fall/Winter 2017 - 47
The Generals - Fall/Winter 2017 - Associate Partners Program
The Generals - Fall/Winter 2017 - 49
The Generals - Fall/Winter 2017 - 50
The Generals - Fall/Winter 2017 - 51
The Generals - Fall/Winter 2017 - 52
The Generals - Fall/Winter 2017 - 53
The Generals - Fall/Winter 2017 - Index to Advertisers
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The Generals - Fall/Winter 2017 - cover4
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