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By Jocelyn Filippini, CIP, CAIB
PBL Insurance Limited
Education Committee Chair/Director, NOCA

"Tell me and I'll forget. Show me and I may remember.
Involve me and I learn." - Benjamin Franklin


he Education Committee consists
of a group of NOCA member volunteers and staff who have been
working diligently over the last year
to provide both NOCA members and
non-members with educational opportunities that involve not only owners,
but also other key persons within their
We successfully partnered with
various professionals/experts in their
fields to provide high level seminars
for which attendees had the opportunity to achieve knowledge and training
in relative and current subject matter.
Topics and presenters included;
* Construction Law Conference (Weaver
Simmons LLP);
* Working at Heights Training
(Infrastructure Health & Safety

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* Impact of Upcoming Changes to the
Construction Lien Act (Norton Rose
Fullbright Law Firm);
* Lifecycle of a Business (MNP LLP); and
* Transportation Enforcement (Ontario
Truck Training and Compliance).
This fall we have already lined up
Weaver Simmons LLP to put on another
seminar with more details to follow. What
a benefit to our members to have access
to legal expertise at a minimum cost!
The Education Committee is always
looking for ideas or topics that will help
members improve their skill sets and
increase their productivity. But we can't
do this without your support! On behalf
of NOCA and the Education Committee,
I strongly encourage you get involved
and call the office to let us know how
we can support you and your company
in achieving your educational goals.❑

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experienced, competent...and serious executive and not someone
from Deco Labels; and
* Premier-elect Ford and his team
will then develop a legislative program for the 42nd Parliament and
a plan for the first session which
we expect to open in mid-September. The session will begin with a
Speech from the Throne read by
the Lieutenant Governor that outlines the legislative program for the
session and this has to be drafted.
Given the dramatic change at
Queen's Park, you might ask, "What
COCA will be doing?" Our role, of
course, is to work with our members
and senior officials at Queen's Park
to ensure that the provinces' framework of laws and regulations supports
success in the construction industry.
COCA is a non-partisan organization.
We work respectfully and constructively with governments of all political
stripes. We focus on public policy solutions to the challenges that confront
our industry, not on partisanship and
politics. Our success is determined by
two things: i) the quality of our thinking, our ideas and solutions; and ii) the
quality of our relationships. COCA had
excellent working relationships with
all 107 MPPs in the last Parliament.
Today there are 73 brand new MPPs
and we have to get to work introducing ourselves to them and launching
positive and productive relationships.
In addition we will meet with the new
Minister of Labour, Attorney General,
Minister of Infrastructure and Minister
of Advanced Education and Skills
Development, Minister of Economic
Development (or however the new
government chooses to name those
ministries) and their Opposition and
Liberal critics. We will be interested
to meet with the new MPP for Guelph
and OGP leader Mike Schreiner. We
will ask the issues that concern them
most, inform them about the unique
nature of the construction industry
and ask them how we can help. We
want to establish COCA as the first
place to turn when construction
related issues arise. We have our work
cut out for us.

Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of Construction North 2018

Executive Director’s Report
President’s Report
Northern Ontario Project Attracts International Attention
70 Years and Counting
Arbitrator Supports Employer in Medical Marijuana Case
Hiring a Lawyer – Choosing a Tombstone
NOCA Celebrates 70 Years
Not Just for Guys: Industry Wants to See More Women Enter Construction
COCA Update
Education Report
Membership Report
Entertainment Report
2018 Suppliers’ Guide
Index to Advertisers
Construction North 2018 - Intro
Construction North 2018 - cover1
Construction North 2018 - cover2
Construction North 2018 - 3
Construction North 2018 - 4
Construction North 2018 - 5
Construction North 2018 - 6
Construction North 2018 - Executive Director’s Report
Construction North 2018 - 8
Construction North 2018 - President’s Report
Construction North 2018 - Northern Ontario Project Attracts International Attention
Construction North 2018 - 11
Construction North 2018 - 70 Years and Counting
Construction North 2018 - 13
Construction North 2018 - 14
Construction North 2018 - Arbitrator Supports Employer in Medical Marijuana Case
Construction North 2018 - Hiring a Lawyer – Choosing a Tombstone
Construction North 2018 - NOCA Celebrates 70 Years
Construction North 2018 - Not Just for Guys: Industry Wants to See More Women Enter Construction
Construction North 2018 - 19
Construction North 2018 - COCA Update
Construction North 2018 - 21
Construction North 2018 - Education Report
Construction North 2018 - Membership Report
Construction North 2018 - Entertainment Report
Construction North 2018 - 25
Construction North 2018 - 26
Construction North 2018 - 27
Construction North 2018 - 2018 Suppliers’ Guide
Construction North 2018 - Index to Advertisers
Construction North 2018 - 30
Construction North 2018 - cover3
Construction North 2018 - cover4