Click image below to view the slides presented at MCABC’s April 10, 2019, Vancouver Chapter Meeting by UDI’s vice president and senior policy advisor, Jeff Fisher.
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For more than a dozen years, MCABC, myself and the Council of Construction Trades Associations (COCTA) have presented governments – both Liberal and NDP – with solid arguments as to why Prompt Payment legislation is good for workers, trades, general contractors, suppliers and the provincial economy in general. Yet no sitting government has embraced, championed […]
I recently attended a one-day conference hosted by the BC Building Trades on Community Benefit Agreements. Before it began, this event was criticized by Independent Contractors and Business Association (ICBA) president Chris Gardner in a Vancouver Sun Op-Ed. His criticisms were rife with opinions and assumptions with little or no evidence to support them. This […]
Attending my association’s annual conference in late October, I glimpsed MCABC’s future, at least what it could be through the eyes of Canada’s association leaders. The conference theme was “Associations: Future Proof,” and it provided numerous presentations and workshops on existing trends in association management and operations, and some guidance of how to lead, manage […]
They’ve been the buzz since mid-July: Community Benefits Agreements. The current BC provincial government spent its first year in office addressing key public issues, some of which were required in their Confidence and Supply Agreement with the BC Green Party. Other issues, like housing affordability and superheated real estate markets, arose from campaign promises and […]
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 […]
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 […]