May 24, 2018 - Aecon Group Inc. was informed Thursday that the Governor in Council has issued an order under the Investment Canada Act directing CCCC International Holding Limited ("CCCI") not to implement its proposed acquisition of Aecon. As a result, the Arrangement between Aecon and CCCI will not proceed.
In its latest five-year forecast, the American Rental Association (ARA) projects U.S. equipment and event rental industry revenue to grow consistently on an annual basis, resulting in total revenue of $64.1 billion in 2022. In Canada, the forecast calls for equipment and event rental revenue to total $5.4 billion in 2018 and grow each year to reach $6.3 billion in 2022. The construction rental revenue forecast for Canada is for $4.3 billion in 2018, up 4.7 percent, with growth rates of 4.2 percent in 2019, 5.3 percent in 2020, 4.7 percent in 2021 and 3 percent in 2022.
The courts are getting serious! In a highly anticipated decision, the Honourable Pierre Dupras of the court of Quebec’s criminal and penal division found Sylvain Fournier, the owner and president of S. Fournier Excavation, guilty of manslaughter. Fournier is the first person in Canada to be convicted of manslaughter for failing to ensure health and safety regulations were followed.
What on earth does networking have to do with customer service? Well, everything! Once you have a solid reputation for exceptional customer service, it’s good to get the word out as much as you can and networking is a great way to achieve this.
Some guy drove a van through a crowd of pedestrians in Toronto the other day, killing 10 and injuring another 15. I suppose it’s a sign of the times that it actually comes as a relief that there was apparently no terror motive. Early accounts suggest the driver was simply a socially maladjusted person, potentially with mental/emotional health issues and probably a death wish.
Apr. 26, 2018 - As companies introduce connected technologies into the workplace and on the jobsite, they increase the risk of cyber attacks.
This topic is one that creates challenges in many workplaces: when wearing personal protective equipment interferes with one’s religious beliefs.
If you read the last newsletter, you saw we focused on preparing yourself as a leader to be ready to lead your team by getting back to the basics.
There was a member of provincial parliament (as we call them here in Ontario) being interviewed on the radio today talking up the Progressive Conservative’s plans ahead of the election we have coming in May. He said the Tories are going save the government a boatload of money by finding efficiencies. Sounds good.
On Dec. 24, 2009, there was a catastrophic event that ultimately led to changes to the health and safety framework in Ontario. Six workers, including the supervisor, were on the 14th floor of a high-rise apartment building. At approximately 4:30 p.m., the site supervisor climbed onto the swing stage to descend to ground level.
It was the beginning of the season in 1959 when Vince Lombardi took over as head coach of the NFL’s Green Bay Packers football team. They had won only two games the year before and were considered the laughingstock of the league. What Vince did in the next nine years would become known as one of the greatest feats in football, ever.
I’m writing this in the car on the way down to Florida for a March Break trip with my family. Well, my family minus one, as my teenage daughter is on a school trip to Europe, where she’s touring palaces and cathedrals unlike anything we have over here.
Health and safety implementation has its challenges and keeping workers and contractors focused and committed to safety can be one of the most challenging tasks to effective safety implementation. When it comes down to it, safety is about people and about individual behaviour and not everyone is properly motivated to make the right decision or the safe decision. Unfortunately, more often than not, injuries and fatalities are a result of poorly motivated individuals and at-risk behaviour.
Maybe you have heard of the book and movie, Money Ball, that tells the story of the 2002 Oakland Athletics baseball team. They were managed by Billy Beane. Three key players had departed after the 2001 season and they were definitely lacking any star power or the budget to bring any in.
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Landscape Ontario Congress
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