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November 2016 - News
FEATURE ARTICLE
NEW THINKING TO FUND INFRASTRUCTURE       
 
 
 
At the outset, the federal Liberal government included some positives in its Fall Economic Update presented in the House of Commons earlier this month.  There was the establishment of a Canada Infrastructure Bank, the Government committed to adopting a global skills strategy and Ottawa will work to attract foreign investment and relax foreign investment restrictions.  
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DECLINING INSTITUTIONAL PERMIT VALUES CONTRAST BUSY SUMMER     

 
  
Total ICI permit values increased in Ottawa, London, and Kingston compared to last year's June-August period. In Windsor, Thunder Bay, Greater Sudbury, and Peterborough, ICI permit values declined. The biggest increase was in Ottawa at 42%. Thunder Bay had the most significant decrease, down 70%. 









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WSIB RECALCULATES 2017 PREMIUM RATES     
 
 
Ontario's construction industry is one of several groups to benefit from a miscalculation of 2017 Premium rates announced in early September by Ontario's Workplace Safety and Insurance Board (WSIB).

SAFETY ALWAYS ON THE MIND OF ONTARIO'S LABOUR MINISTER       

  
You cannot have a conversation with Ontario Labour Minister Kevin Flynn without the topic of health and safety being mentioned.
 
It's an issue the Minister takes extremely seriously.  In fact globally, Flynn thinks we undervalue human safety.  


AECON EXPANDS NUCLEAR FOOTPRINT IN THE U.S.       

 
Inset: On the floor at Aecon, Cambridge with (L-R), Sean Strickland, OCS CEO, Chris Riehl, Business Agent, UA Local 527, Local 527 members Erica Latour, John Smit, Andrew St. Cyr, Michael Triebner, Tim Arseneault and John Beck, Executive Chairman, Aecon Group Inc.
 
There are many reasons why Aecon's Energy segment in Cambridge is celebrating these days.

Last month, Aecon delivered the first of 24 manufactured ASME III nuclear modules to Westinghouse Nuclear in the U.S.  To mark the occasion of the delivery of the first two modules, the company gave a plant tour to invited guests and invited them to lunch with staff at the Cambridge facility.  It was an opportunity to showcase the company's exemplary safety and training record and its energy segment.
TORONTO COUNCIL CLOSES THE DOOR ON EXPO 2025 (But Leaves It Open for 2030)       

  
The fight to persuade the City of Toronto to pursue a bid for Expo 2025 ended in late October when the City's Executive Committee recommended Council not support the development of a bid to host Expo 2025 in Toronto..
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