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Being sophisticated and therefore a dedicated reader of You Bet Your Glass, you’re undoubtedly aware of what has been transpiring with the Construction Lien Act (CLA) in Ontario over the past four years through my updates, whining and rants on the subject. For those of you who are new, here’s a brief refresher.
I’m writing this at the start of the new year, which always seems like a good time to take the 30,000-foot view and try to get a sense of where things stand before we drive ahead. Just about everyone I talk to is busier than they want to be, which leaves the question of whether it’s time for investment in the business or to stuff money in the mattress for the inevitable rainy day. Oil prices are still low, so this little boom probably owes more to the surging American economy and its spillover effect on Canada.
Feb. 1, 2018 - When workers are impaired on the job, whether by fatigue, use of drugs, or consumption of alcohol, it can have serious consequences. To help workplaces take steps to address the issue of impairment, the Canadian Centre for Occupational Health and Safety (CCOHS) has launched the e-course Impairment and Cannabis in the Workplace.
Jan. 24, 2018 - Energy efficiency is hard to see, but we feel the benefits in our homes, neighbourhoods, environment, economy and wallets. A clean energy future includes federal investments in innovation to drive economic growth, reduce environmental impact and create new, clean technology jobs for Canadians.
Jan. 24, 2018 - The Canadian Chamber of Commerce welcomes news that an agreement has been reached in Tokyo to secure Canada's continued participation in the Comprehensive and Progressive Trans Pacific Partnership agreement.
Jan. 10, 2018 -  The value of building permits issued by Canadian municipalities declined 7.7% to $7.7 billion in November, the first decrease in three months. Nationally, the value of permits for all building components declined, with the exception of single-family dwellings.
Politicians in Saskatchewan have responded to reports of vehicles with Saskatchewan plates being sent away from Alberta construction sites with a ban of their own, igniting a war of words between the provinces. 
Ontario's Bill 142 Construction Lien Ammendment Act has passed third reading in a unanimous vote and will now become law in Ontario. The bill implements most of the recommendations in "Striking the Balance: Expert Review of Ontario's Construction Lien Act," a report prepared for the Attorney General's office last summer. Most notably, a payment period of 35 days for invoices has been enshrined and an arbitration system is to be set up to speed payments without use of the courts.
Dec. 6, 2017 - The value of building permits rose for a second straight month, up 3.5% to $8.2 billion in October. All building components increased with the exception of the institutional component, which declined 14.3%, offsetting much of the gain from the previous month.
Nov. 24, 2017 -  Kirsi Henry knows that time is a precious resource for a small business owner, so as a WSPS consultant she cuts to the chase: “Pay particular attention to your new and young workers. It’s vital for them and for you: these workers have a higher risk of injury and are most likely to be injured within the first month on the job.”
Nov. 24, 2017 -  The Government of Canada is moving forward with its historic plan to invest in infrastructure, including leveraging private sector investment and know-how in order to build more infrastructure in communities across Canada.
Nov. 23, 2017 - On Wednesday, Ontario passed landmark legislation that will bring more fairness to Ontario workplaces and create more security and opportunity for vulnerable workers and their families. 
Nov. 17, 2017 - The International Standards Organization has published "Glass in building — Electrochromic glazings — Accelerated ageing test and requirements.”
Nov. 9, 2017 - The Canadian Centre for Occupational Health and Safety (CCOHS) has released a microsite full of tools and resources to help workplaces and communities minimize the impact of flu and infectious disease outbreaks.
Toronto, Ontario – October 26, 2017Aecon Group Inc. (TSX: ARE) and CCCC International Holding Limited (CCCI) today announced that they have entered into a definitive agreement under which CCCI will acquire all of the issued and outstanding common shares of Aecon for $20.37 per share in cash, representing an enterprise value of $1.51 billion.

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