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By now, all members of the Mechanical Service Contractors of Canada should have received their pre-populated MSCC Certified Contractor application forms. We are asking all MSCC members to please send in your completed applications as soon as possible. We are meeting with the Building Owners & Managers Association of Canada soon and would like to be able to demonstrate our organization’s commitment to working together with a strong list of certified contractors. Sample documentation on most of the application criteria are available at www.servicecontractor.ca.

If you have not received your application please contact Daryl Sharkey at daryl@mcac.ca or 613-232-0492.

Set yourself apart from the competition with your MSCC Certified Contractor designation!

Member Update

We need your help to push your Member of Parliament to support this initiative!

By following the easy steps at this website, you can have your voice heard.
English - http://www.pushpolitics.ca/clients/ntcccparl
French - http://www.pushpolitics.ca/clients/ntcccparl/index-fr.html

Please share these links with your staff, suppliers, friends and family!

Our last campaign was focused on Senators and was highly effective. We now need to focus on the elected officials, Members of Parliament, to let them know that passing prompt payment legislation is the right thing to do!

Contact your MP today!

The Canada Prompt Payment Act, Bill S-224, will be undergoing a final review by a Senate committee before a vote is taken to send the bill to the House of Commons.

It is with great sadness that we share the news of the passing of Bohdan (Boxy) Klymkiw. Bohdan passed away peacefully on March 7 at St. Boniface Hospital. We extend our most sincere sympathy to the entire Klymkiw family.

"Klym" (as he was referred to in the industry) received his Certificate of Qualification as a plumber in 1953. He worked for Easton Plumbing. When he and his work buddy considered going on their own and started doing side jobs, Klym's boss found out and said, "If you are going to be a contractor, you better join the association and you might as well start today. You’re both fired!"

Klym founded B & D Plumbing and Heating, a successful mechanical contracting company that he ran with his wife, Josephine. At its onset in 1961, B & D was elected as a member of the Canadian Plumbers and Mechanical Contractors Association, or MCA Canada as it is now known.

Over the years, Bohdan was a board member at both MCA Manitoba and MCA Canada, serving as Manitoba’s President and as MCA Canada’s Chairman of the Board in 1981-1982. He was always so excited to go to the national conferences and would pack his kids in the car and drive to the conference destination. His motto was "Be proud of your association, show your pride and wear your pin." To this day, members still comment about wearing the lapel pin at events so as not to feel the feigned wrath of Klym.

Prayers were sung March 12 and the funeral service was held March 13 at Sts. Vladimir and Olga Cathedral, in Winnipeg, MB. In lieu of flowers, please donate to an organization close to Boxy’s heart: the Ukrainian Cultural and Educational Centre, Oseredok, 184 Alexander Ave E, Winnipeg, MB R3B 0L6.

M.A. STEWART & SONS LTD.
Ecco Heating Products Ltd.
Industry News

There are widespread concerns that proposed U.S. policy changes in trade and taxes could have major economic consequences for Canada.

A new study by the Fraser Institute finds the vast majority of new government infrastructure spending is unlikely to grow the economy.

Not only has the U.S. construction industry failed to keep pace with the U.S. compounded annual business productivity growth rate of 1.76 percent, but it has lost ground since 1995 with a yearly productivity decline of 1.04 percent, according to a recent McKinsey Global Institute report.

From company owners and contractors to workers, all sectors and all members of Canada's construction and maintenance industry are being urged to join a national effort to change the way they plan, work and build.

CSA Group puts anti-counterfeiting measures front and centre during fraud prevention month.

FastEst, Inc.
N-Two Cryogenic Enterprise Inc.
Innovation & Technology

A company out of Australia has been developing a smart hard hat that senses when mental fatigue has set in.

Construction clients and communities will benefit from the long-overdue transformation of the industry.

That's where you'll find Mohawk College's Joyce Centre for Partnership & Innovation, a rare example of a net-zero energy institutional building that is currently under construction for a 2018 opening.

Victaulic Company of Canada
Bradford White Canada Inc.
By the Numbers

Canada's unemployment rate dropped to 6.6 percent last month, its lowest level in more than two years, as fewer people were looking for work, Statistics Canada said.

The bank predicts growth in employment, energy and housing starts; provincial economic outlook is also positive, with Ontario leading the way.

Bibby-Ste-Croix
Taco (Canada) Ltd.
Associates Corner

Nu Flow manufactures and installs innovative green technologies to rehabilitate the inner infrastructure of deteriorated or failing water piping systems using an array of cured-in-place epoxy pipe lining solutions. Nu Flow is the world leader in total inside infrastructure clean water solutions for small diameter pipes.

Parker Canada Division
Events

Wednesday, July 12, 2017 – Book it in your calendar today! That's the date for this year's annual 2017 CEC Golf Tournament. This year it will be held at a new location, the Royal Ontario Golf Club in Milton, ON. This is a fun and important fundraiser for the Education Council, so please add this event to your calendar. Registration and sponsorship will be available shortly.

Important Dates
  • March 1923: CCA National Conference, Riviera Maya, Mexico
  • April 910: MCA Canada Mid-year Meetings, Ottawa, ON
  • April 11: MCAC and CIPH Day on Parliament Hill, Ottawa, ON
  • April 20: MCA Hamilton AGM & Trade Show, Hamilton, ON
  • April 20: MCA Alberta AGM, Edmonton, AB
  • April 21: CANS De-Icer, Halifax, NS
  • April 26: MCA Manitoba AGM, Winnipeg, MB
  • April 2627: MCEE Tradeshow, Montréal, QC
  • May 57: MCA British Columbia/Alberta Conference, Victoria, BC
  • May 1119: MCA of Ontario AGM, Edinburgh, Scotland
  • May 25: CANS Golf Tournament, Halifax, NS
  • May 2628: CCA Meetings, St. John’s, NL
  • June 6: MCA Canada Western Regional Meetings, Saskatoon, SK
  • June 15: MCA Sask/Ron Young Memorial Golf, Moon Lake Golf and Country Club, SK 
  • June 22: MCA Sask/ASHRAE Golf Tournament, Deer Valley Golf Club, SK
  • June 23: MCA Eastern Regional Meeting, St. John’s, NL
  • June 2527: CIPH Annual Business Conference, Ottawa, ON
  • July 12: CEC Golf Tournament, Location TBA
  • July 13: CANS Developing Executives Meet and Greet, Halifax, NS
  • September 21: CIPHEX Roadshow, St. John’s, NL
  • September 29: CANS 155th AGM, St. Andrew's By-The-Sea, NB
  • September 29October 1: MCA Toronto AGM, Collingwood, ON
  • October 2–4: CCA Meetings, Niagara Falls, ON
  • October 1518: MSCA Educational Conference, Boca Raton, Florida
  • October 17: CIPHEX Roadshow, Edmonton, AB
  • October 19: CIPHEX Roadshow, Regina, SK
  • November 69: MCA Canada’s 76th National Conference, Maui, Hawaii
MCA Canada's Charity of Choice

We still need your help! Operation Eyesight has prevented more than 35 million people from facing the needless tragedy of preventable blindness. Their work is focused in places where blindness can be deadly, especially to those who are very young, old or poor. MCA Canada's members, offices and staff have made significant contributions to help in this worthwhile cause but we still have a long way to go.

 

 

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