Here's a snapshot of some of the most important issues
for the residential construction industry.
October has finally arrived - and in just over two weeks, the use of recreational cannabis will be legal in Canada.

While Wednesday, Oct. 17, 2018 will be an historical day for Ontario and all of Canada, RESCON is concerned that Ontario is not ready for how this will impact workplaces across the country as regulatory decisions in Ontario are still in the process of being rolled out.

That's why RESCON's Amina Dibe and Andrew Pariser wrote this article, which was on the cover of ReNew Canada magazine's September/October issue.

There will be a steep learning curve for all employers across the province. In an attempt to mitigate uncertainty, RESCON is offering an alcohol and drug policy template from Filion Wakely Thorup Angeletti LLP to RESCON members.

We will continue to monitor this situation closely and share information that is pertinent to our members, key stakeholders and newsletter readers.

For more information on the policy template or about Oct. 17, please contact Andrew Pariser at pariser@rescon.com.

Elsewhere: a look at Quayside, by Michael de Lint; driverless crane innovation; articles related to housing supply; a profile of our new director of government relations, Nadia Todorova; RCCAO's new video series on excess construction soil.

Thanks for reading! Enjoy the week, and happy holiday this weekend!

Richard Lyall, President
RESCON

HIGH TECH  
Quayside a gamechanger on T.O. waterfront  


The smart-city district in Toronto's vital port lands is key to fast-tracking high-tech construction and urban design for future projects in Ontario. Read the blog here.

Also, the world's first autonomous crane firm gets a boost from Israeli investors. Read the Global Construction Review article here.

HOUSING SUPPLY
Keesmaat's 100,000 plan doomed to fail


A few items ... first, Mayor John Tory quoted the headline to Lyall's Toronto Sun column during a recent televised debate. Click here to read the column.

Lyall speaks to reporter Neil Sharma for his story in Canadian Real Estate magazine: "Single-family detached market crushed under weight of bureacracy"

Lyall is quoted in the Toronto Regional Board of Trade report: "Better Housing Policy Playbook: 2018 Municipal Election"

WSIB

Unfunded liability eliminated

Employers will be happy to hear that the WSIB has paid down the unfunded liability 10 years ahead of schedule, meaning premiums will be going down next year.

Read the Daily Commercial News story here.
Read the press release here.

GOVERNMENT RELATIONS
New hire has 'passion for infrastructure'


Lyall introduces the new director of government relations for RESCON and RCCAO, Nadia Todorova, in his Lyall's Files column.

Click here to read the blog.

EXCESS SOIL

Videos promote soil as resource   

This three-part series looks at best management practices, a contractor's point of view and megaprojects. The videos were produced by RCCAO and GTSWCA.

Watch the video series here.
Read the Daily Commercial News story.

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