Prompt Payment Ontario – Ontario Construction Act – Trade Contractors Guide

Prompt Payment Ontario – Ontario Construction Act – Trade Contractors Guide

As you are likely aware, the OGMA has been an active participant in the Prompt Payment Ontario (PPO) initiative for the past six years, where forty or so trade-related associations banded together to lobby for improvements in the laws, liens, payment terms, and arbitration process related to construction contracts. As a result, the legislation went into practice on October 1, 2019.

As one would expect, the Act is long and legalistic, but knowing the contents, and your rights and remedies, could be essential to the successful operation of your business. To help you with this, PPO’s legal team took the Act and restated the key points in language we can understand.

We are pleased to make the Ontario Construction Act – Trade Contractors Guide available for use by our members. Download a copy for your reference.

It’s All In Your Attitude

Originally published in Glass Canada Magazine, April 2020 Issue Unlike Mr. Trump, I like to read.  I find myself checking the news feeds on my phone whenever there’s a break in the action and I must read at least a dozen news columns a day on a range of topics I’m interested in: Trudeau, all the […]

OGMA Newsletter – April 2020

SAD NEWS: It is with sadness that we bring the news of the passing of a long time contributor to our industry and to the OGMA. ARCHIE McINNES left us on January 21, 2020, following a lengthy struggle with deteriorating health. Archie grew up as the ninth kid in the family on a farm and only […]

How Safe Is Your Pension?

Originally published in Glass Canada Magazine, February 2020 Issue I realize that accounting practices and pension management are not the spellbinding, on the edge of your seat topics you’re accustomed to reading in You Bet Your Glass, but there is a big unsettling bubble that has been building for years, is now on the verge of […]

V.I.G. – Secret in a Bottle

Originally published in Glass Canada Magazine, December 2019 Issue The next major advancement in glazing will soon be coming as the result of an invention by Sir James Dewar in the early 1890’s. The Scottish scientist Dewar you see needed to find a way to keep his laboratory chemicals cold and came up with the idea […]

OGMA & CSC Team Up

Originally published in Glass Canada Magazine, October 2019 Issue In February 2019, the Ontario Glass & Metal Association and the Toronto chapter of Construction Specifications Canada entered into a Memorandum of Understanding between the two parties for the purpose of enhancing mutual awareness, co-operation, and the promotion of the organizations’ events and initiatives. The associations share […]

OGMA Newsletter – August 2019

ENERGY SURCHARGES: Please read Frank Fulton’s You Bet Your Glass column then do your part by calling your glass supplier to lobby them to do the right thing by dropping their ESC. Send your feedback to Frank at FISH ON: Be ready to get on a boat bright an early in Port Credit on […]

The Last Word on ESCs

by Frank Fulton Originally published in Glass Canada Magazine, August 2019 Issue In the last edition we found that starting benchmark values used by glass manufacturers to calculate energy surcharges were far lower than what the actual costs were at the beginning of the surcharge program in 2002, meaning that surcharges can be vastly overstated […]

OGMA Newsletter – June 2019

OGMA President Andrew Dolphin and former director Steve Gusterson had the honour of presenting the prestigious Awards of Excellence at the Top Glass show on April 17. The award for execution was presented to Angelo Cairo of Stouffville Glass for the Rob and Cheryl McEwen Graduate Study Building at the Schulich School of Business at […]

The Smoking Gun of Energy Surcharges

by Frank Fulton Originally published in Glass Canada Magazine, June 2019 Issue Energy surcharges – the smoking gun In the last edition we took an overview look at the business ethics of adding service fees and the energy surcharge (ESC) on glass products. We questioned why there is such a wide ranging discrepancy between the […]