Entries by CANS

CCA Awaits Results of Supreme Court Human Rights Case

The Canadian Construction Association (CCA) is awaiting the status of a Supreme Court of Canada case that could expand the scope of human rights legislation. The CCA became involved after it was approached by national law firm Torys LLP about an appeal of a B.C. Court of Appeal decision in Schrenk v. British Columbia (Human […]

Public Services and Procurement Canada Increases Transparency Around Construction Contract Payments

The Government of Canada is committed to growing the economy, strengthening the middle class and helping those working hard to join it. Our government understands that too many workers in the construction industry face financial hardship because of payment delays. Public Services and Procurement Canada (PSPC) today announced that it will publicly disclose payments to […]

OHS Act Amendments

Worker safety should be everyone’s top priority. However, there are some companies and individuals who repeatedly ignore or break safety laws, putting workers at risk of serious injury. On June 12, 2017, amendments to the Nova Scotia Occupational Health and Safety (OHS) Act will come into effect to: Clarify the definition of an injury or […]

Occupational Health and Safety Advisory Council looking for members

The province is inviting applications from quali ed Nova Scotians who are interested in serving as members on the Occupational Health and Safety Advisory Council. The Advisory Council provides strategic advice to the Minister and the Department of Labour and Advanced Education on issues affecting occupational health and safety (OHS) in Nova Scotia. Individuals interested in this […]

Construction Productivity Expert Series Webcasts

Construction Productivity Expert Series Webcasts: Investing in human capital to drive productivity Measuring productivity in the construction industry: challenges, opportunities and dead ends Risk management for project managers

Prompt Payment: Reporting Payments to Prime Contractors

Public Services and Procurement Canada (PSPC) and Defence Construction Canada (DCC) announced June 8, 2017 that they will both begin publicly disclosing payments to prime contractors on their construction contracts valued at over $100,000. PSPC news release See payments on PSPC’s website See payments on DCC’s website

OHS Act Amendments Take Effect June 12, 2017

In April 2016, government introduced and passed Amendments to the Occupational Health and Safety Act to help keep Nova Scotians safe at work. Most employers in Nova Scotia operate safe workplaces. However, there are some who repeatedly break serious health and safety rules, putting Nova Scotians at risk of serious injury or death. The amendments […]

Smart buildings market prepares to take off

One critical factor in the proliferation of smart buildings is how security is handled. Connecting a building’s systems to the internet makes the structure and its occupants vulnerable to a new host of threats. A new Market Research report notes that managing cybersecurity threats is critical to encouraging owners and the general public to continue […]