Ontario contractors and industry suppliers have expressed concern about the increasing use by buyers of construction of third-party verification services to offload their responsibilities for health and safety on their construction projects.
COCA is opposed to the use of third party verification companies because they fail to improve the health and safety performance on construction projects, they impose a significant administrative burden and undue expense on contractors who are bidding work and in the end add little value and drive up the cost of construction.
Public Infrastructure InvestmentPublic infrastructure is critically important to our way of life in Ontario. Without our roads, highways and bridges, hospitals, colleges, universities and schools, water and sewage delivery systems and treatment plants, parks, community centres and arenas and other public infrastructure, we would not enjoy the same high standard of living. Governments at all levels must continue to invest in the maintenance and development of our public infrastructure to maintain and improve our standard of living.