Over the past several issues of the Informer and other places I have been giving you news of progress in advancing Prompt Payment legislation here in British Columbia. With passage of Ontario’s Construction and Lien Act, the federal government’s review to bring legislation forward in Canadian parliament, recent news of progress in Manitoba, and soon-to-be […]
The following slideshow was presented at our 2018 Conference on May 4 and is reprinted here with permission from its author. Please click on the image below to view the presentation.
By Dana Taylor, MCABC Executive Vice President Construction and manufacturing are increasingly coming together with the fabrication of customized mechanical system components happening more with advances in building modeling. This practice also works as a strategy to deal with the future skilled labour shortage. For at least a decade and a half, business experts have […]
When Lorna Cloutier was in grade 10, her Burnaby middle school opened its industrial arts program to girls. The result was a drafting class made up entirely of female students that year. Lorna enjoyed the drafting and her teacher told her she was good at it, so she enrolled in drafting again when she got […]
Tax reform focuses on three issues identified in Budget 2017: Sprinkling income using private corporations, which can reduce income taxes by causing income that would otherwise be realized by a high-income individual facing a higher personal income tax rate to instead be realized (e.g., via dividends or capital gains) by family members who are subject […]
Please click the button below to see a straight-forward presentation on onerous or risky contract clauses and how to avoid them, by construction specialty lawyer and partner with JML, Tyler Galbraith.
The Next Gen Working Group was created a couple of years ago during an MCABC Board planning session that was looking to improve the association and make it sustainable into the future. When Board members tried to envision what the association would look like in 15 years, the question was asked, “Why don’t we ask […]
While the government seems to be focused on rules related to distribution and the sale of pot, the impact on workplace safety seems to fall to the contractors. They have a lot of unanswered questions. Current drug testing is limited to pre-job and post-incident and, for the most part, focuses on determining whether someone has used […]
Whistler Wildlife Experience May 3 to May 6, 2018 Four Seasons Resort Whistler, BC
A changing industry In the three working days following Boxing Day, I noticed more construction than in previous years. I wondered if it was simply that three days in a row presented a window of opportunity to complete segments of work, or if it was a sign of renewed ambition in an industry that was […]