Infrastructure investment does not yet appear to be an election issue. Taxes and contract management, particularly bridge construction is on the radar, along with waste management.
A total of 9 incumbents have registered to run in 2014 (Bob Monette, Keith Elgi, Allan Hubley, Scott Moffatt, Stephen Blais, Diane Holmes, Mathieu Fleury, Tim Tierney, Mark Taylor).
2. Provincial Activities
A follow up meeting around heavy equipment stakeholder needs, issues and concerns around Quebec mobility and access was held March 6 with Lori Ann Hay, Manager, Jobs Protection Office, MOL. Materials have been forwarded to the membership and our available on our website at https://www.nchca.ca/default/461
Ontario College of Trades launches trade classification review for construction millwright. Should this be classified as a compulsory trade or remain voluntary? Written submission on our position is due April 14. College of Trades will become a realilty, there in no question.
3. Annual General Management Meeting
Our AGM was held on Wednesday, April 9th at the Centurion Conference and Event Center, 170 Colonnade Road South. The 2014 Edition of the NCHCA Directory will be mailed toall members this week. Thumb drives with a PDF version of the 2014 Directory are available upon request as well. If any members have not received their granite “Active Member” plaque, please contact Alison Hogan at the Association office at 613.821.5940.
2013 was a busy year both operationally and financally fo rthe NCHCA. Financially the year can be qualified as a sucess as we finished the year with an excess of revenue over expenses of $12,005 which was much stronger than our draft budget/forecast which has indicated an expected loss of $15,000 in 2013. Our net and current assets both increased year over year and we are in a strong cash position, which has since been reduced with a re-investment in short term GIC’s to secure interest income.
4. The LAST of our FREE Education Series being held March 27th is Workers Safety
Our last two NCHCA 2014 NCHCA Education Series, in partnership with the City of Ottawa, the March 6th Contract Admin session was filled to capacity, while the March 27th Workers Safety was very successful in terms of 200 participants. If any members would like to provide any feedback regarding this year’s educaiton sessions or suggestions for 2015 Education Series, please forward your comments/concerns to the Association office at firstname.lastname@example.org If you would like to get involved with any of these series in the future, please contact Dale Harley at 613-882-5684.
5. Seasonal Load Restrictions
Seasonal Load restrictions for heavy vechicles wll be implemented as of 12:01 am on Monday, March 24th. Additional information including the 2014 City of Ottawa Truck Route Maps is available at www.ottawa.ca
6. Presentations to local High Schools
The NCHCA has been asked by several local high schools to make class presentations regarding careers in the Heavy Construction Industry. These presentations will be made in April.
7. Safer Roads Ottawa
Rob Wilkinson, City of Ottawa, is looking for any interest from the NCHCA and our members in helping with 2 upcoming awareness campaigns: Cycling Safety and Construction Zone Safety. Please contact Rob at email@example.com if you are interested.