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  • Construction Lien Act Review Updates, April 3, 2017 

    Consulting Engineers of Ontario is pleased to report that all member issues it submitted to the expert review of the Act will be included in the reform legislation, expected to be tabled with the legislature late this spring.

    The expert report of the review included 100 recommendations to modernize the lien and holdback process, introduce a prompt payment system and create an adjudicative dispute resolution process. In reviewing this feedback, the Attorney General has stated that the government’s reform legislation will address all of the review reports recommendations except for those proposing: a pilot project for trust accounts in the public sector; providing for a single property identifier number for common elements of condominiums; and, removing the provision that permits liens to expire on a lot-by-lot basis.

    CEO is continuing to communicate with the Attorney General and his staff.  Work continues to develop the finer details of the prompt payment system, including the definition of what constitutes a “proper invoice”, the trigger to start the payment clock.  Also important is the ongoing discussion of freedom of contract, given that this is something consultants to not currently have.

    CEO is preparing for a busy summer dealing with this issue as extensive public consultations are expected on the bill.  We will keep you up-to-date with details as they become available.

  • Province expected to finalize updated asset management regulation. April 3, 2017 

    CEO is expecting the government to soon finalize the update to its asset management regulation.  To qualify for provincial funding for public infrastructure projects municipalities must have submitted an asset management plan with the Ministries of Infrastructure and Municipal Affairs.

    CEO, as part of a small group of sector stakeholders, has been working with the province for more than a year to help guide the update of the regulation.  Having already held one round of public consultations, advice has been gathered on how to improve the plans by requiring a standard format and more uniform data collection and reporting.

    More information on this issue will be provided as it becomes available.

  • Slate of Nominees for the CEO Board of Directors, March 22, 2017 

    On behalf of the Peter Mallory, CEO Chairman and Christine Hill, CEO Secretary, and the Chair of the Nominating Committee, we are pleased to advise you of the slate of seven candidates for five available positions on the CEO Board of Directors. The election will be held at AGM on Thursday, June 15, 2017 at the Royal Canadian Military Institute in Toronto.  More information on the AGM will be available in the coming weeks.

    The individuals standing for election are:

    Bill Allison

    Dillon Consulting Limited

    “N” = 208

    Khaled El-Delati

    HDR Corporation

    “N” = 94

    Christine Hill

    XCG Consultants Ltd.

    “N” = 49

    Don Holland

    Stantec Consulting Ltd.

    “N” = 1,126

    Steven Pilgrim

    McIntosh Perry Consulting Engineers Ltd.

    “N” = 123

    Ron Scheckenberger

    Amec Foster Wheeler Environment & Infrastructure Division

    “N” = 391

    Richard Waite

    Black & Veatch Canada Company

    “N” = 30

    Click here to read the full report of the Nominating Committee. Click here to download the document for Filing of Nominations from the membership.  Additional nominations must be received by Monday, May 1, 2017.

  • Client requests for Litigation/Claims History

    March 3, 2016

    This communiqué brings to members’ attention the growing trend of clients demanding consultants provide them with their litigation/claims history and in some cases, current/unsettled claims and disputes.…

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  • Prime Minister Justin Trudeau's Ministerial Mandate Letters

    November 18, 2015

    Prime Minister Justin Trudeau took the unprecedented step of publicly releasing all ministerial mandate letters. …

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  • Liberal Party of Canada Responses to Association of Consulting Engineering Companies – Canada

    October 26, 2015

    With the Liberals wining the solid majority government, this will bring a great change of direction with respect to government policy and the legislative agenda. In order to address the concerns of the membership of the Association of Consulting Engineering Companies –Canada, the ACEC has submitted questionnaires on policy and legislative agenda on infrastructure to the Liberal Party of Canada. …

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  • Premier and Finance Ministers Finally Provide Details on the Ontario Retirement Pension Plan

    August 13, 2015

    Premier Kathleen Wynne, Finance Minister Charles Sousa and Associate Minister of Finance Mitzie Hunter Tuesday unveiled key details defining the impending Ontario Retirement Pension Plan (ORPP). …

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  • Ministry of Labour Form 1000

    March 19, 2015

    In light of recent inquiries from members, CEO is re-issuing this advisory originally published in May, 2009. …

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  • CEO invited to participate in Ontario Government’s expert review of the Construction Lien Act

    March 12, 2015

    Identified as an important stakeholder, Consulting Engineers of Ontario has been invited to participate in the province’s independent review of the Construction Lien Act. …

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  • Client requests for Litigation/Claims History

    March 3, 2016

    This communiqué brings to members’ attention the growing trend of clients demanding consultants provide them with their litigation/claims history and in some cases, current/unsettled claims and disputes.…

    Read More
  • Prime Minister Justin Trudeau's Ministerial Mandate Letters

    November 18, 2015

    Prime Minister Justin Trudeau took the unprecedented step of publicly releasing all ministerial mandate letters. …

    Read More
  • Liberal Party of Canada Responses to Association of Consulting Engineering Companies – Canada

    October 26, 2015

    With the Liberals wining the solid majority government, this will bring a great change of direction with respect to government policy and the legislative agenda. In order to address the concerns of the membership of the Association of Consulting Engineering Companies –Canada, the ACEC has submitted questionnaires on policy and legislative agenda on infrastructure to the Liberal Party of Canada. …

    Read More
  • Premier and Finance Ministers Finally Provide Details on the Ontario Retirement Pension Plan

    August 13, 2015

    Premier Kathleen Wynne, Finance Minister Charles Sousa and Associate Minister of Finance Mitzie Hunter Tuesday unveiled key details defining the impending Ontario Retirement Pension Plan (ORPP). …

    Read More
  • Ministry of Labour Form 1000

    March 19, 2015

    In light of recent inquiries from members, CEO is re-issuing this advisory originally published in May, 2009. …

    Read More
  • CEO invited to participate in Ontario Government’s expert review of the Construction Lien Act

    March 12, 2015

    Identified as an important stakeholder, Consulting Engineers of Ontario has been invited to participate in the province’s independent review of the Construction Lien Act. …

    Read More