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On November 10, 2023, the Supreme Court of Canada (“SCC”) released its highly anticipated decision on Ontario (Labour) v Sudbury (City). On appeal from the Ontario Court of Appeal (“ONCA”), previously analyzed by McMillan LLP, the SCC reviewed the intertwined occupational health and safety duties of owners, constructors, and employers on construction sites. In doing so, the SCC let stand the ONCA finding that an owner, even if their role was limited to occasionally having employees on site for quality assurance, has equal responsibility and liability under the Ontario Occupational Health and Safety Act (“OHSA”) as the constructor with whom the owner contracted to oversee the project in the first place.


The OGCA would like to thank all delegates and speakers who joined us on November 10 for our 'Leaders in Safety Day.'   
We would also like to extend a big congratulations to all of this years winners for their outstanding safety achivement! 
If you attended the event, and received a photo with your award, and would like to obtain the photo, 
please contact the OGCA.
To view photos from the event, please click here.
The OGCA held a successful Advocacy Day on November 21 at Queens Park, meeting with select politicians as a means to advance the ICI industry.
Thank you to all who attended in making it a successful day!
To view photos from Advocacy Day, please click here.
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The Canadian Concrete Expo is Canada''s only National Trade Show Dedicated to the Concrete, Construction, and Aggregates Industries.

Conference Sessions, Live Demos and Stage Presentations provide attendees the chance to experience the latest tech, equipment, and key industry insights. While the vast exhibition floor is where deals are made, people connect, test the gear, and take advantage of exclusive show offers.

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Set to take place March 12-15, 2024 at the stunning resort destination of the Paradisus Palma Real Golf and Resort Spa in Punta Cana, Dominican Republic, the Canadian Construction Association's (CCA) Annual Conference is an opportunity to gather with industry professionals, thought leaders, and innovators for an immersive and engaging conference experience.
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The 9th Annual Innovation Spotlight Awards will take place in Toronto to celebrate with a live jazz band, amazing food and drinks. This is an annual opportunity to connect with technology and innovation leaders. The Innovation Spotlight Awards is an important benchmark that recognizes companies who are establishing new best practices processes and technologies that improve our civilization.
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Whether you are a health and safety inspector, member of the joint health and safety committee, a
third-party H&S consultant, or someone who has pointed out an unsafe situation, you've likely
experienced some push back from workplace parties while trying to make your workplace safer. 

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Choice. That was the message health and safety leaders who are part of the League of Champions (LOC) brought to the Work Safety Leadership Seminar at George Brown College’s (GBC) Casa Loma campus recently. In a gym packed with students, leaders shared tips for ensuring their workplace is safe.
“It’s all about making choices,” said Craig Lesurf, co-founder of the LOC. “The biggest thing you have is the choice to refuse unsafe work…You don’t have to get killed for anyone.”
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In the Osgoode Certificate in Construction Law, attendees will join 30 senior legal and construction professionals to learn what they need to know about crucial construction law concepts, from contract formation to dispute resolution. Developed for the construction industry and legal professionals, this information-packed and highly practical program will highlight real-world situations to enhance learning and provide ample opportunity for questions and class discussion.
With 2024 fast approaching, there are a number of proposed changes to labour and employment legislation that may impact businesses regulated by the Province of Ontario and those regulated federally. The end of the year also reminds us of a host of ‘to dos’ both in terms of legislative compliance and ‘best practice.’ 

2023 ushered in many important changes to the employment and labour landscape in Ontario and across Canada.  Join Sherrard Kuzz LLP as they discuss how these changes impact employers. Topics include:

1. Legislative Update

2. Labour Law Update

3. Human Rights Update

4. Trends in Employment and Independent Contractor Agreements

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Join Patrick Groom, Victor Kim and Annik Forristal of McMillan's National Construction Group on Wednesday, December 13th at 12:00 p.m. for a discussion about the Supreme Court of Canada’s recent decision in R. v. Greater Sudbury. 

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The WSIB is offering two technical rate session webinars hosted by the WSIB's actuarial team where attendees will learn more about how 2024 premium rates were set. 
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