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In May 2018, the Coalition for Small Business Tax Fairness, of which MCAC is a member, began a campaign urging provincial governments to reject the new passive approach for provincial corporate tax policy.

Since then, the incoming New Brunswick government included a commitment to this in its election platform, and the new Ontario government has announced it will reverse the previous government’s decision to adopt the federal approach.

The campaign is continuing with the hope that other provinces will follow suit—and that the federal government will reverse its commitments.

CEC is pleased to announce that it will once again offer its highly acclaimed Estimating Conference in Calgary, AB from February 27 to March 1. This conference focuses not on how to estimate, but rather project procurement and strategies. Sessions covered will include deal breakers, project risk and go/no go strategies, putting together a proposal, what a general contractor looks for in its selection process—to name a few.

Industry News

The Heating, Refrigeration and Air Conditioning Institute recently reported that Natural Resources Canada (NRCan) has published Amendment 14 regulations in the Canada Gazette Part II.

As public-private partnership (P3) projects get bigger and more complex, owners must be prepared to relax requirements on risk transfer and ought to be willing to spend more time on the collaboration process, recommends a panel of experts.

In this Global Halifax clip Sherry Holmes talks about trades as a career choice and working in a trade as a woman.

FastEst, Inc.
N-Two Cryogenic Enterprise Inc.
Education & Training

The Construction Education Council is pleased to announce the launch of its brand-new Advanced Project Management course. The program builds on the teachings in the highly successful 10-day program, and provides 28 hours of Gold Seal-accredited, industry-specific, advanced-level project management training.

Graduates will bring back to their companies’ strategies for making their projects even more successful. Senior project skills that will be covered include:

  • The Art of Facilitative Leadership
  • Organizational Planning – Portfolio Management
  • Financial and Basic Accounting Principles for Project Managers
  • Principles of Lean for Construction

Register today!

By the Numbers

Click below for the latest prompt payment in the construction industry payment tables.

Victaulic Company of Canada
Flocor, Inc.
AON Reed Stenhouse Inc.

As an MCA Canada member, you have access to MCA America’s web-based labour estimating software, the WebLEM. This webinar will provide you with an overview of the WebLEM and the recently released new generation of the software WebLEM + Plus. The next generation adds 100,000 items to the database, transforming it into the single resource for labour units, drawing content, and much more. It’s all there to help you coordinate projects better, fabricate work to a greater extent and execute projects faster and with more confidence.

  • Date: December 5
  • Time: 12:00 PM to 1:30 PM Eastern

To register, visit: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/2610773162487069441

For further information, please contact Tania Johnston at 613-232-5169 or tania@mcac.ca.

Trane Central Ontario

1700: Sweden’s 17-year-old King Charles XII defeats the Russians at Narva.
1914: Bulgaria proclaims its neutrality in the First World War.
1928: Mrs. Glen Hyde becomes the first woman to dare the Grand Canyon rapids in a scow.
1931: Japan and China reject the League of Council terms for Manchuria at Geneva.
1945: The Nazi war crime trials begin at Nuremberg.
1947: Princess Elizabeth (future Queen Elizabeth II) marries Philip, Duke of Edinburgh, in Westminster Abbey.
1962: President John F. Kennedy bars religious or racial discrimination in federally funded housing.
1967: The U.S. census reports the population at 200 million.
1971: The United States announces it will give Turkey $35 million for farmers who agree to stop growing opium poppies.
1974: The United States files an antitrust suit to break up AT&T.
1978: South Africa backs down on a plan to install black rule in neighboring Namibia.
1981: Microsoft Windows 1.0 is released.
1992: Fire in England’s Windsor Castle causes over £50 million in damages.
2008: The Dow Jones Industrial Average sinks to its lowest level in 11 years in response to failures in the U.S. financial system.




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