Construction Day 2012 - September 24, 2012
CD 2012 ADeSouza Min Jeffrey RJohnsonCOCA VP Policy & Government Relations Ashley DeSouza with Minister of Labour the Honourable Linda Jeffrey and Interior Systems Contractors Association Deputy Director Ron Johnson
CD 2012 BCA GirlsBarrie Construction Association members Anita Stacey, Alison Smith and Janet Valentine.
CD 2012 DGosen ICunningham AHorwathCOCA Chairman Don Gosen with COCA President Ian Cunninghan and NDP Leader Andrea Horwath
CD 2012 CWelch DShankToronto Construction Association representative Chris Welch with Sudbury Construction Association Executive Director Denis Shank.
CD 2012 DGosen MPP MillerCOCA Chairman Don Gosen with MPP Paul Miller.
CD 2012 DGosen PodiumCOCA Chairman Don Gosen takes the podium
CD 2012 DShank ASmithSudbury Construction Association Executive Director Denis Shank with Barrie Construction Associatin Administrative Director Alison Smith
CD 2012 DShank MPP ManthaSudbury Construction Association Executive Director Denis Shank with Algoma-Manitoul MPP Michael Mantha
CD 2012 DZ GosenDavid Zurawel, Director, Stakeholder & Partner Relations Branch, Prevention Office, Ministry of Labour with COCA Chairman Don Gosen
CD 2012 Full GVCA CrewGrand Valley Construction Association representatives Jeff Shantz, Scott Buck, Martha George, Paul Seibel and Don Gosen
CD 2012 HLindstrom SRamsay SAlyman DShankConstruction Association of Thunder Bay Executive Director Harold Lindstrom with COCA Operations & Communications Manager Sue Ramsay, Hamilton Halton Construction Association Executive Director Sandy Alyman and Sudbury Construction Association Ex
CD 2012 ICunningham MPPs Scott MunroCOCA President Ian Cunningham with MPPs Laurie Scott and Julia Munro
CD 2012 ICunningham MPPs Walker Pettapiece McDonnel RJohnsonCOCA President Ian Cunningham with MPPs Bill Walker, Randy Pettapiece, Jim McDonell and ISCA Deputy Director Ron Johnson
CD 2012 ICunningham PodiumCOCA President Ian Cunningham takes the podium
CD 2012 Jeff Lyons ERobertsElectrical Contractors Association of Ontario representatives Jeff Lyons and Eryl Roberts
CD 2012 DMattina MPPS McKenna BaileyCOCA Vice Chair Domenic Mattina with MPPs Jane McKenna and Bob Bailey
CD 2012 MGeorge SAlymanGrand Valley Construction Association President Martha George with Hamilton Halton Construction Association Executive Director Sandy Alyman
CD 2012 MPP Forster and StaffMPP Cindy Forster (centre) and staff
CD 2012 MPP Harris PSeible MGeorge CFife SBuck JShantzMPPs Michael Harris and Catherine Fife with GVCA representatives Paul Seibel, Martha George, Scott Buck and Jeff Shantz
CD 2012 MPP Hoskins DZ Sproule Shank Stacey SmithThe Honourable Eric Hoskins with David Zurawel, Merit Ontario representative Gordon Sproule, Sudbury Construction Association Executive Director Denis Shank, and Barrie Construction Association representative Anita Stacey and Alison Smith
CD 2012 MPP Miller PodiumMPP Paul Miller takes the podium
CD 2012 MPP Munro SprouleMPP Julia Munro with Merit Ontario representative Gordon Sproule
CD 2012 Pettapiece PodiumMPP Randy Pettapiece takes the podium
CD 2012 MPP PrueMPP Michael Prue is all smiles
MPP Sousa Gosen Wynne CunninghamThe Honourable Charles Sousa with COCA Chairman Don Gosen, the Honourable Kathleen Wynne and COCA President Ian Cunningham
CD 2012 Sousa Johnson HandshakeInterior Systems Contractors Association Deputy Director Ron Johnson welcomes the Honourable Charles Sousa to the podium
CD 2012 MPP Sousa ScottThe Honourable Charles Sousa with MPP Laurie Scott
CD 2012 MPPJagmeet Singh MPP ColeMPP Mike Colle and staff
CD 2012 MPPNMiller RHubbardMPP Norm Miller with Reinforcing Steel Institute of Ontario representative Roger Hubbard
CD 2012 MPPs Barret MacLarenMPPs Toby Barret and Jack MacLaren
CD 2012 MPPs Dimerla MacLarenMPPs Dipika Dimerla and Jack MacLaren
CD 2012 Hoskins JaczekThe Honourable Eric Hoskins with MPP Helena Jaczek
CD 2012 MPPs McDonnell Clark Yurek JonesMPPs Jim McDonell, Steve Clark, Jeff Yurek and Sylvia Jones
CD 2012 MPPs Nicholls Crack MillerMPPs Rick Nicholls, Grant Crack and Paul Miller
CD 2012 MPPs Pettipiece Walker Elliott SmithMPPs Randy Pettapiece, Bill Walker, Christine Elliott and Todd Smith
CD 2012 ICunningham LScott JMunroCOCA President Ian Cunningham with MPPs Laurie Scott and Julia Munro
CD 2012 MPPs Wynne Flynn SousaThe Honourable Kathleen Wynne with MPP Kevin Flynn and the Honourable Charles Sousa
CD 2012 MPPS Yurek Walker JacksonMPPs Jeff Yurek, Bill Walker and Rod Jackson
CD 2012 RHubbard DGosenReinforcing Steel Institute of Ontario representative Roger Hubbard with COCA Chairman Don Gosen
CD 2012 RHubbard MPP VanthofReinforcing Steel Institute of Ontario representative Roger Hubbard with MPP John Vanthof
CD 2012 RJohnson MPP DelDucaInterior Systems Contractors Association Deputy Director Ron Johnson with MPP Steven Del Duca
CD 2012 RJohnson PodiumInterior Sytems Contractors Association Deputy Directo Ron Johnson takes the podium
CD 2012 Shantz Buck Seibel George Roberts Ackerley GosenJeff Shantz with Scott Buck, Paul Seibel, Martha George, Eryl Roberts, Glenn Ackerley and Don Gosen
CD 2012 Sherrard Kuzz ADeSouzaCarissa Tanzola and Mike Sherrard of Sherrard Kuzz LLP with COCA VP of Policy and Government Relations Ashley DeSouza
CD 2012 Sousa Johnson Ashley Podium LookThe Honourable Charles Sousa, ISCA Deputy Director Ron Johnson and COCA VP Ashley DeSouza
CD 2012 Levac BalkisoonThe Honourable Dave Levac with MPP Bas Balkissoon
CD 2012 Levac JohnsonThe Honourable Dave Levac with ISCA Deputy Director Ron Johnson
CD 2012 SSkivsky MPPs Hillier MillerOntario Masonry Contractors Association representative Sandra Skivsky with MPPs Randy Hillier and Paul Miller
CD 2012 Staircase photoA group photo of COCA's 2012 Construction Day volunteer participants
CD 2012 Min Sousa PodiumThe Honourable Charles Sousa takes the podium
On September 24, 2012 the Council of Ontario Construction Associations (COCA) hosted its fourth annual
Construction Day at Queen’s Park.
“Construction Day is a tremendous opportunity for COCA to elevate its profile at Queen’s Park, strengthen relationships with decision makers there and to advance solutions to public policy hurdles that confront contractors” said COCA Chairman Don Gosen. “This year’s event was a huge success,” Gosen added.
The issues highlighted at the 2012 event were:
- How to modernize the antiquated Construction Lien Act;
- The case for the introduction of Prompt Payment Legislation to ensure general and subcontractors
receive timely payment for work completed; and
- Recommendations on WSIB reform to ensure it serves as a competitive advantage for Ontario
Participants were treated to breakfast with Newmarket-Aurora MPP Frank Klees who presented his ideas on infrastructure renewal, a lively exchange during question period where the group was recognized from the floor of the legislature, a luncheon address by Essex MPP Taras Natyshak who praised the good paying jobs that construction has to offer; and a visit from NDP Leader Andrea Horwath.
In the afternoon, nine volunteer teams, representing 16 COCA member associations took part in meetings with the Premier’s office, 1/3 of Cabinet, MPPs from all parties and other senior officials.
COCA’s fourth annual Construction Day concluded with a reception in the Legislative Dining Room. The Honourable Charles Sousa, Minister of Citizenship and Immigration and the Minister Responsible for the 2015 Pan and Parapan American Games delivered the keynote address. PC Party of Ontario MPP Randy Pettapiece and NDP MPP Paul Miller also spoke. A total of 72 MPPs from all three parties participated in Construction Day.
On Monday September 24, 2012 COCA held it's fourth annual Construction Day lobby day at Queen's Park.
October 5, 2012 article from the Daily Commercial News.