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Record Attendance at Annual Luncheon By VINCE DI GAETANO, MCA Toronto President


The Winter season smiled upon us this year and once again provided members with an opportunity to meet and greet friends and customers. MCA Toronto started off the year with our annual Industry Luncheon held on Wed. Jan. 13, 2010 at the Crystal Fountain Banquet Hall in Markham. Mr. Derek Edwards was fantastic entertaining the record crowd. The New Year was unfolding the same as other years until that point, but what followed was somewhat surprising. The work that usually develops after mid-January did not arrive. And, as we are preparing the Pipeline for the CMX show from Mar. 25 to 27, 2010, the quantity of work still hasn’t shown any growth to speak of. Our Members inform us that there is a lot of work on the drawing Continued On Page 3


Ministry of Labour Revises Construction Regulation


Last December, the Ministry of Labour (MOL) announced some revisions to the Construction Regulation. While these revisions touch several areas of legislation, the two most affected are those regarding wooden guardrails and stilts. WOODEN GUARDRAILS As part of the recent amendments, the MOL made changes to the loading specifications for wooden guardrails. The technical loading specifications were amended to include a performance-based requirement. Now, a wooden guardrail must be:

• Constructed and installed so that it is capable of resisting all loads that it may be subjected to by workers; • Designed to meet the existing loading requirements under section 26 of the Construction Regulation. STILTS The use of stilts on construction projects was previously prohibited in Ontario. That is no longer the case. The residential sector commissioned the Department of Kinesiology at the University of Waterloo to compare the ergonomics of using conventional benches. The study Continued On Page 2

Harmonized Sales Tax and Fixed Price Contracts:


Transitional Issues

Both the British Columbia and Ontario Provincial governments have announced their intention to harmonize the existing Provincial Sales Tax (PST) with the five per cent federal Goods and Services Tax (GST) to create a single, value-added Harmonized Sales Tax (HST) effec-

tive Jul. 1, 2010. In the case of Ontario, a 13 per cent HST will replace the current eight per cent PST. It is expected that both the new B.C. and Ontario harmonized sales taxes will generally use the same rules and tax base as the current GST. As a result, in Continued On Page 3

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and planning tables scheduled to start later this year. MCA Toronto man-hours are down five per cent below our budget for Jul. 1 to Dec. 31, 2009. We do remain optimistic that the Greater Toronto Area will see an increase in work as the year unfolds. MCA Toronto, in conjunction with MCA Ontario, is currently negotiating a new Collective Agreement for May 1, 2010 until Apr. 13, 2013. There are some great things scheduled for MCA Toronto this year. As promised, we are moving forward with Building Information Modeling (B.I.M.) information and training sessions in 2010. MCA Toronto has joined the Canada B.I.M. Council and we look forward to supporting our members as we move into new areas of learning. MCA Toronto Vice President, Mr. Al Prowse, is currently representing MCA Canada on the Canada B.I.M. council. We will keep members apprised of all programs as they become available. MCA Toronto’s Education Committee is evaluating Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) programs and the Canadian Green Building Council (CaGBC). The Committee will review courses available and schedule training sessions as soon as possible. The Committee will be meeting with Mr. Larry Slaney, director of Canadian Training for the United As-

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Mr. Derek Edwards was fantastic entertaining the record crowd.

President V. Di Gaetano Royal Mechanical Inc. First Vice President D. Nayak Modern Niagara Second Vice President A.L. Prowse H. Griffiths Ltd. Treasurer L. Carinci Hi-Rise Mechanical

sociation, to review the UA approach to the LEED and Green initiative. MCA Toronto is continuing the quest to form a Student Chapter in Toronto. In February, we attended the Technology Career Fair at George Brown College in Toronto. It was an excellent event and provided MCA Toronto with an opportunity to meet with students and faculty to discuss the Student Chapter concept. MCA Toronto will be continuing discussions with interested parties this Spring. During our visit to George Brown, we had a chance to meet a student councillor who was working with a construction professional who is new to Canada and seeking employment. We were able to obtain this individual’s resume and forward it to a MCA Toronto Member who was looking for an estimator. We are pleased to say that the individual was hired by our member firm. We hope to open many more avenues to allow this kind of situation to blossom into a positive end result for both students and our Member companies.

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Ministry of Labour Revises Construction Regulation found that the force stilts put on the body’s joints is within normal and safe limits. Therefore, the MOL amended the legislation to allow the use of stilts under limited circumstances and with specified safety measures in place. Workers may now use stilts: • Only for drywall finishing, and the installation of insulation and vapour barrier; • Up to a maximum stilts height of 76 cm (about 30 inches); • On level and rigid work surfaces where all openings and open sides are adequately covered or guarded, and where debris or obstructions have been removed, guarded, placed or secured so that they do not pose a tripping or slipping hazard. • In areas where guardrails have been extended to accommodate the height of the stilts, providing adequate fall protection;


• If the stilts are in good condition and are inspected each day before use; • If they have completed a training program that includes the requirements set out in section 116 of the Construction Regulation and are carrying proof of completion. The Infrastructure Health and Safety Association developed an eight-hour training program on the safe use of stilts. The program, which fulfills the training requirement outlined in the legislation, is being offered by the Interior Finishing Systems Training Centre (IFSTC). Participants who successfully complete the program receive a certificate as proof of training. For more information about the program, visit To view a complete list of all the amendments that were made to the Construction Regulation, visit the construction section of and click on Legislation.

Past President D.G. Capotosto Gimco Ltd. Director M.J. McGarvey Ram Mechanical Ltd. Director M. Battaglia Battaglia Mechanical Director S. Munro Adelt Mechanical Works Ltd. Director B. Grist Black & McDonald Director B. White Geo. A. Kelson Director D. Belluz Bering Mechanical Ltd. Ex-officio Director (GTECA) P. Sheridan Plan Group Ex-officio Director (TSM) A. Defoe Black & McDonald Ex-officio Director (MIAO) J. Fabing Custom Insulation Systems Ex-officio Director (ORAC) D. Honsberger Ontario Refrigeration & Air Conditioning Contractors Assoc. PIPELINE is a “marketing and information periodical” published for the Mechanical Contractors Association of Toronto by Perks Publications Inc. Publisher: Mike Nosko Editor: Tanja Nowotny Sales: Cathie Fedak Advertising in PIPELINE is restricted to member companies of MCAT.


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Harmonized Sales Tax and Fixed Price Contracts one aspect, the matter might simply be treated as an increase in the current GST in B.C. from five per cent to 12 per cent and in Ontario from five per cent to 13 per cent effective Jul. 1, 2010. However, there is some concern that in the absence of clear statements as to the intended scope and operation of the new HST, and whether, in fact, the transition will proceed as announced, no assumptions can be made. THE TRANSITIONAL PROBLEM How should bidders be instructed to bid fixed price construction contracts closing prior to the announced effective date, but extending beyond that date? (i.e. a “transitional” project). a) How should the GST and HST be treated? b) What about the PST? How should it be treated by bidders? The Canadian Construction Association (CCA) has been asked by its members and the major federal government contracting authorities to provide recommendations for dealing with these “transitional” projects. When the GST was first introduced in 1991, CCA was instrumental in bringing about the bidding practices for that transition. RECOMMENDED APPROACH DO NOT have GST or HST included in bid prices. In all cases, bidders should be told to submit bid prices exclusive of any Value Added Taxes (i.e. GST or HST) as is the current recommended industry practice. And, DO NOT ask bidders to identify the amount of GST or HST that applies to their bid price. Some bid forms, including CCDC, ask bidders

to indicate the amount of GST that applies to their bid price. For transitional projects this could lead to unnecessary confusion, especially given the different timing rules that apply to progress payments and holdbacks. Have clear instructions in the bid documents directing bidders to bid based upon the transition to HST occurring as announced. This eliminates the need to seek a credit since any cost savings arising from the move away from a PST to the HST will have been factored into the bid prices as part of the normal competitive bid process. Should the transition not occur, the contractor would then be entitled, under the CCDC contract language, to recover the additional costs it incurred due to the transition to the harmonized HST and the elimination of the PST not occurring as announced. This option is preferred by CCA since it avoids having to deal with credits for the elimination of the PST and assumes the transition will occur. This would also appear to be preferred by those that read the provisions in GC 10.1.1 in CCDC standard contracts as intending that tax changes announced or known to bidders prior to the time of bid closing are in fact taxes that are “in effect at the time of bid closing” even if not applicable until a future date. BASIC FACTS AND CONSIDERATIONS Here are some statements of fact that are important to understand before considering possible options: (1) For owners/construction purchasers who are also GST/HST registrants, the move to a 12 or 13 per cent HST will NOT increase construction Continued On Page 4

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Harmonized Sales Tax and Fixed Price Contracts costs. Most purchasers of construction in the nonresidential construction industry are GST registrants and, as such, are entitled to a full GST input tax credit on all GST paid on their taxable inputs. It is expected that this will continue with the new HST. As a result, the move to a 13% HST will NOT increase construction costs for GST/HST registrants. The one notable exception is the Municipalities, Academic Institutions, Schools and Hospitals (MASH) sector which is typically not a GST registrant, but are entitled to partial or full rebates of the GST they pay on their inputs. Where such MASH owners are entitled to partial rebates only, the move to a 13 per cent HST from a five per cent GST may increase the cost of construction. (2) Under Construction Supply and Install Contracts, contractors must not, when calculating the GST applicable to their selling price, exclude any amount that represents the PST they paid on their inputs. Contractors may include the PST they paid on material in the price provided to their customer. Canada Revenue Agency (CRA) bulletins make it clear that, for the purposes of calculating the GST, contractors are not to exclude any portion from their prices that represents PST paid by them. The GST is calculated on the full selling price regardless of the PST content of that selling price. (3) How do standard industry fixed price contracts deal with post-bid changes in applicable taxes? General Condition 10.1 of CCDC2 2008 states the following: GC 10.1 Taxes and Duties. 10.1.1 The Contract Price shall include all taxes and customs duties in effect at the time of the bid closing except from Value Added Taxes payable by the Owner to the Contractor as stipulated in Article A-4 of the Agreement – CONTRACT PRICE. 10.1.2 Any increase or decrease in costs to the Contractor due to changes in such included taxes and duties after the time of the bid closing shall increase or decrease the Contract Price accordingly.” Note that GC 10.1.1 says that the Contract Price should include all taxes in effect at the time of the bid closing. If a new tax or tax change is announced prior to the bid closing time but is not applicable until after the bid closing time, is it a tax that is “in effect” at the time of bid closing? While arguments can perhaps be made either way, it is nonetheless important that this is clarified in the Bid Documents. Note that the “extra” or “credit” contemplated by GC 10.1.2 is the amount of any increase or decrease in costs to the Contractor due to post-bid changes in taxes and not the amount of PST content in the Con-

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tract Price. TRANSITIONING TO THE HST Some transitional rules have already been released for New Housing. Additional general transitional rules for the HST have also been released and are available at To support small businesses, Ontario will provide up to a total of $400 million in one-time transition assistance to small business in the form of a transition credit. Most businesses, other than financial institutions, with less than $2 million in annual revenue from taxable sales, will be eligible for the Small Business Transition Credit of up to $1000. Businesses that are registered for GST will be required to collect the HST. To reduce the administrative burden for small

businesses, Ontario will parallel the federal small supplier threshold. In general, businesses with sales under the threshold will not be required to register and collect tax. Small suppliers that choose not to register will not be required to file a tax return and will not be eligible to claim input tax credits. If a small supplier chooses to register, it will be eligible to claim input tax credit related to its taxable supplies when it files its tax return. PROGRESS PAYMENTS/HOLDBACKS The HST would generally apply to progress payments on contracts to construct, renovate, alter or repaid (hereafter referred to as “construct”) real property progress payment can reasonably be attributed to property delivered or service performed on or after Jul. 1, 2010. For progress payments that become due or are Continued On Page 8


Signs of Economic Recovery Starting To Emerge By KATHERINE JACOBS, Director of Research and Analysis, Ontario Construction Secretariat


The global economic downturn is beginning to stabilize in response to unprecedented and synchronized monetary and fiscal stimulus. Most economies, including Canada’s, are now transitioning towards recovery. However, Ontario will continue to struggle given its strong dependence on the manufacturing sector and export ties to the United States. Ontario’s economy will grow modestly in 2010, but will continue to lag behind the national economy as the beleaguered manufacturing sector works to find a new ‘normal’. However, we should not take this recovery for granted. Aggressive public spending has provided a strong dose of economic stimulus that is expected to continue through 2010, but won’t last indefinitely. We need to see the private sector take over this stimulus lead for the recovery to gain a strong foot-hold. Corporate profits have taken a beating over the past three quarters, and tight cash and credit will likely hold back a strong recovery in private investment until 2011. So, how does this emerging recovery affect the construction industry? As is often the case with construction, there isn’t one simple answer. Looking at Ontario’s non-resi-

dential building construction investment, we saw a drop of 4.2 per cent to $3.9 billion in the third quarter of 2009. All three sectors (industrial, commercial and institutional) de-

Aggressive public spending has provided a strong dose of economic stimulus that is expected to continue through 2010, but won’t last indefinitely. clined in the third quarter, but the Commercial sector was the prime contributor to the drop. Declines in commercial investment are primarily attributed to lower spending on office

buildings, shopping centres and warehouses. Surprisingly, institutional spending also declined in the third quarter, primarily due to lower spending on healthcare facilities and homes for the aged. This decline points to the lag in identifying projects for stimulus funding and getting those projects started. As we look into 2010, we can expect to see continued weakness in the industrial and commercial sectors of the construction industry. The commercial construction category is already experiencing a slow-down. Private sector funding is critical to the commercial sector and with constrained credit, rising vacancy rates, and lower consumer confidence, new commercial construction will be negatively impacted over the next year. Most of these factors are cyclical in nature and will turn around as the economy picks up, but that will take time. Only modest improvement in commercial work is to be expected in 2010, with much better prospects coming in 2011. It is in the institutional category of non-residential buildings that is a clear winner given government stimulus. Hospital projects and additions to institutions of higher learning are getting the additional federal and provincial funds. Many of these projects are now getting underway and we anticipate the bulk of the benefit of Continued On Page 6

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focus on green

United Association Canada Signs

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Signs of Economic Recovery Starting To Emerge government stimulus will be realized next year. So, the outlook for construction is mixed. Those contractors and employees who work predominantly in the institutional sector or on civil engineering projects will benefit from the significant stimulus dollars the government has allocated. Residential, commercial and industrial projects, which are funded through private investment, will see drastic reductions in activity over the next couple of years. The uncertainty as we move

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forward and out of the recession revolves around the private sector’s ability to pick up the torch and replace the government stimulus that has been supporting the economy. Without renewed private sector strength, we risk a ‘double dip’ recession. This year will be a transitional year as the provincial and federal governments articulate their ‘exit’ strategies and we start to see improved opportunities from the private sector.

National Agreement with the Canadian Green Building Council


UA Canada has recently finalized a national agreement with the Canadian Green Building Council (CaGBC) and 35 local unions as members of the CaGBC for a two-year term. This agreement will see the two organizations working together to develop training programs across the country that meet the requirements for CaGBC, as well as industry standards. This is an opportunity to deliver CaGBC certified training to over 50,000 UA members in Canada. UA Canada has developed a “Green Construction 101” Train the Trainer course that will provide the information required for certified instructors to prepare tradespeople and construction workers with the knowledge, skills and abilities necessary to participate fully in “Green” sustainable construction projects in Canada. This course of action will be implemented under the requirements of the National Association of Union Schools and Colleges (NAUSC) who will audit and certify the individuals participating. The CaGBC is also there to make sure that the content and testing requirements meet the strict standards for sustainable construction projects in Canada. The Green Construction 101 course will include how to identify critical practices while working on sustainable project sites and the project management process for Green construction. Roles and Responsibilities of the Green Construction Worker will be identified as well for the Commercial, Institutional and Residential construction sectors. The Integrated Green Project Team concept will be studied throughout the course to enable workers to navigate within sustain-

able project requirements, and will include concepts of the Green Building Standards rating system. This course will serve as a knowledge foundation upon which to continue the necessary education process for participants to move to the next level of training and to fulfill the prerequisites to qualify to write LEED Green Associated Professional (AP) credentials examinations in the future. The next phase of this new agreement with the CaGBC will be to work with Industry groups as the UA has already done with the Mechanical Contractors Association of Toronto (MCAT) to develop the necessary profile for a course that will fit the needs of the workplace for the Contractor side of the equation, with a program for “Green Standards for Construction Professions” that will be available for the Engineers, Designers, Auditors, Administration and all of the other professionals that are part of the process of developing and delivering finished construction projects. The provision of these training programs for all groups involved in the construction process is required to ensure that industry partners deliver a quality product to clients. The UA mandate has always been to deliver on time and on budget, but it now includes the sustainability factor of green technologies, and the UA and MCAT need to meet this new challenge as partners in progress. The UA intends to work with MCAT and the CaGBC and NAUSC to deliver qualified and certified “Green” professionals to the industry. The UA looks forward to a sustainable future for the construction industry.


An Update for New Credentials for LEED Accredited Professionals


January 2010 marked the beginning of a new chapter in the evolution of the LEED credentials with the introduction of a new three-tiered system. Also, the global administration of the new LEED AP credentialing system now falls under the auspices of the Green Building Certification Institute (GBCI). Changes will affect Canadians in one of two ways. For those wishing to attain one of the new credentials there will be new exams and a new registration process. For those that have already written and passed a LEED exam, they will soon be provided with an opportunity to opt in to the new credentialing maintenance program. These changes are explained by CaGBC as follows: • LEED Associate: A LEED professional will begin their credentialing with the LEED Green Associate exam, which will demonstrate their knowledge and skill in understanding and supporting green design, construction and operations. This tier is ideal for those that do not need to demonstrate technical expertise in green building or LEED, and is now available across Canada (see to register). • The LEED AP: This credential signifies an extraordinary depth

of knowledge in green building practices and specialization in a particular field: commercial building design and construction, commercial operations and maintenance, commercial interiors, residential design and construction, and neighbourhood development. The specialization exams are not yet available in Canada, and the CaGBC will be releasing updates regularly as information comes available. • LEED Fellow: The individual enters an elite class of leading professionals who are distinguished by their years of experience, and a peer review of their project portfolio. Existing LEED AP’s will have the option to become a LEED AP with specialization by ‘opting in’, or not, to the new Credential Maintenance Program (CMP) in 2010. Those that opt in will be expected to earn continuing education credits to improve their knowledge and experience, while those that ‘opt out’, will remain a

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Harmonized Sales Tax and Fixed Price Contracts paid without becoming due after Oct. 14, 2009 and before Jul. 1, 2010, the supplier would be required to account for the Ontario component of the HST, where applicable, in the GST/HST reporting period of the supplier that includes Jul. 1, 2010. Similarly, the recipient of the supply would be able to claim any available input tax credits with respect to the Ontario component of the HST in the GST/HST reporting period of the recipient that includes Jul. 1, 2010. In the case of written contracts to construct real property where it can be reasonably expected that the contract will require more than three months to complete, if the construction is substantially completed before June 2010, the construction would be deemed to have been substantially completed on Jun. 1, 2010. Pursuant to the general GST rules1, any consideration or part of the consideration payable on such a contract that had not been paid or becomes due on or before Jul. 31, 2010 would be deemed to have become payable on Jul. 31, 2010 and any portion of such payment attributable to construction on or after Jul. 1, 2010 would be subject to the HST. In this context, “substantially completed” generally means 90 per cent or more. A holdback from a progress payment would be considered to be part of the progress payment from which it was held back. The holdback would therefore be sub-

ject to the same allocation under the progress payment rule as the progress payment itself, even if the holdback becomes due or is paid on or after Jul. 1, 2010.2 The progress payments rule would not apply to sales of newlyconstructed or substantially renovated homes, which would be subject to the transitional rules for new residential housing. For information about the transitional rules for new residential housing, see Information Notice No. 2, Helping Homebuyers and the Housing Industry with an Enhanced New Housing Rebate, a New Rental Housing Rebate and Transitional Rules (Jun. 18, 2009). FOOTNOTES (1) Under the general GST/ HST rules, where a construction, renovation, alteration or repair contract is substantially completed in a particular month and the consideration or part of the consideration has not been paid or becomes due on or before the last day of the month following the particular month, the consideration or part of the consideration is deemed to have become due on the last day of the month following the particular month. (2) Under the general GST/ HST rules, tax is payable on holdbacks made pursuant to statute law or contract on the earlier of the day the holdback, or any part thereof, is paid and the day it becomes payable.

A Plan for Change

Reform of the Ontario WSIB By LES LIVERSIDGE, L.A. Liversidge LLB

right recommendations, could start to change this.

In the last issue we reviewed the Case for a Large Scale Review of the Ontario WSIB. While the “global financial crisis” has impacted the Board, trouble was brewing before. The real problem? Benefits are up, injury rates are down, and injuries cost more. There’s no quick fix. These are my suggestions to the Board’s Chair: (1) Recognize the need for fundamental change; (2) Admit that the primary problem is claim duration, and the reasons must be investigated and understood; (3) Move quickly on the easy changes; (4) Recommend major reform processes as that is the ticket to the future; and (5) Get the funding and sustainability dialogue going – NOW.

A WSIB PRIMER The 1970s responded to an environment of growing “rights based” discontent through the establishment of the Aird Task Force, which championed customer service changes at the Board. Even with a senior member of the Aird Task Force becoming Chair (the Honourable Michael Starr), the Board was unable to respond to increasing discontent. By the end of the decade, the government of the day commissioned an in-depth review by Prof. P.C. Weiler, which presented the blueprint for the next two stages of massive structural reforms. The 1980s saw a focus on worker equity. After an extensive (and unprecedented) public consultation process, which included the publishing of a reform White Paper, legislative committee debates culminating in an extensive Standing Committee Report, significant change focused principally on worker equity. Bill 1010, introduced in 1985, made great strides in accountability and fairness with the establishment of the Appeals Tribunal and a Representative Board of Directors. Coincident with this design change were complementary administrative changes, and a corre-


BIG REFORMS ARE DRIVEN BY BIG PROCESSES While the system has made substantial progress over the last 30 years, that change has generally been reactionary. This remains true today. The Mahoney Report, if presenting the 8 MCAT PIPELINE - Winter 2010

sponding “changing of the guard.” The mid-1980s gave rise to a new stakeholder empowerment. Make no mistake. This was not a Board initiative. It was a stakeholder demand. It didn’t last long. Demands for a fairer deal for workers during the late 1980s culminated in a dramatic adjustment of the benefit delivery model [1990’s Bill 162]. In the early 1990s as political direction for change was confused and without deep rooted stakeholder support, legislative reforms of 1995 (Bill 165) were not sustained. With a re-ordering of WSIB priorities – financial sustainability, prevention and individual responsibility – fuelled by a Minister responsible for WSI reform (a first), a period of significant change and restructuring took root. Yet, as we neared the end of the decade, we witnessed the re-emergence of many of the old problems, heightened by contemporary challenges. Five lessons are gleaned from the past 35 year history. First, all reform has been externally driven – the WSIB did not drive change, it administered it. Second, each WSI reform era was distinct and identifiable. Third, each reform phase was preceded by a long Continued On Page 10


OPIA 2010 Annual Meeting & Educational Seminar


Sep. 19 to 22, 2010 Kempenfelt Conference Centre, Barrie

The Ontario Plumbing Inspectors Association Inc. (OPIA) will be holding its 2010 Conference at the Kempenfelt Conference Centre on the scenic shores of Lake Simcoe in Barrie, Ont., Sep. 19 to 22, 2010. This year the conference fee will include registrant rooms, meals (breakfast, lunch, dinner, and the Tuesday night event) and seminar fee. Lunch and breakfast will consist of a hot and cold buffet, while dinner is a three-course meal served with three entrée selections. OPIA plans to host a BBQ and bonfire on Tues. Sep. 21, weather permitting. There are also 24-hour beverage stations

and an evening snack will be delivered to the common area around 9 p.m. The Meet and Greet Sunday will consist of a full dinner, so arrive ready to eat. The educational portion of the program will include a Backflow Prevention course and Plumbing Inspection for the House course. Additionally, there will be Sponsor Trade Show displays and a Plumbing Code Tech Panel to “answer your questions.” The cost of the 2010 Annual Meeting and Educational Seminar is $990 (tax included), which can be paid in two instalments - $495 when booking the conference ($595 after Jul. 29) and $495 on arrival. Retired members will be charged $640 – no de-

duction for rooms or meals. The companion’s program will be $200 (all meals included) and the cost of a daily registration will be $150 and includes coffee, lunch and the daily seminar. Daily attendees must pre-register. All bookings for the conference, including rooms, are done through the OPIA 2010 AMES Committee c/o Dan Gunn, 191 Church St., Keswick, Ont. L4P 1J6. Registration forms, delegate and companion programs, along with golf information will be published in future OPIA Bulletins and on the OPIA web site. For more information, contact Dan Gunn at or John Gunn at

CSA Standards Announces Canadian Adoption of ISO 31000 Risk Management – Principles and Guidelines Standard


CSA Standards, a leading standardsbased solutions organization, has officially announced Canada’s adoption and availability of the ISO 31000 Risk Management standard. CAN/CSA ISO 31000 Risk Management – Principles and Guidelines is a national standard that provides principles, framework and process for managing risk in a transparent, systematic and credible manner. ISO 31000 is not specific to any country, industry or sector and can be used by any public, private or community enterprise, association, group or individual. “These principles and guidelines in ISO 31000 Risk Management serve as an overarching guide for organizations and individuals to help incorporate internationally-recognized best practices for identifying and managing risks across financial, strategic and operational areas,” said Doug Morton, director, Life Sciences and Business Management, CSA Standards. “The Canadian adoption of the ISO 31000 Risk Management standard will enable Canadian organizations to compare their practices with an internationally-recognized benchmark, providing them with sound principles for effective risk management.” Risk management is the identification, assessment and treatment of “risks” that may affect an organization, business or municipality negatively, including

those which can occur through accidents, disasters, natural causes, legal or financial liabilities or opportunities, or positively, such as new technologies, business ventures or continual improvement. The standard will help users manage such risks through careful consideration and awareness of vulnerabilities and opportunities arising from potential and existing risk sources so that they can implement and continuously improve a risk management framework as an integral component of their organization’s governance and management system. ISO 31000 can be integrated with other management systems such as ISO 14001 Environmental Management; Z1000 Occupational Health and Safety Management; the OHSAS 18001 Occupational Health and Safety Management System Requirements; and Z1002 Occupational Health and Safety – Hazards and Risks – Identification, assessment, elimination and control (currently under development). It can also be applied throughout the life of an organization, and to a wide range of activities, including strategies and decisions, operations, processes, functions, projects, products, services and assets. The ISO 31000 Risk Management Standard was initially developed by the International Organization for Standardization (ISO), a worldwide federation

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Five Things Employers Should Do 1. Look around your site with safety in mind. Are there obvious hazards? Are any guardrails missing? Are workers at heights tied off? Do workers have the safety equipment they need? Are they aware of possible dangers? 2. Talk to your crew about safety, especially falls and being hit by vehicles. Give them a five-minute “Safety Talk” at least every week. Our web site - - features over 70 free safety talks. 3. Enforce the rules. Show your

workers by your actions that you take health and safety seriously. 4. Take the time for safety. To prevent injuries, successful contractors put injury prevention of their work schedule. 5. Fulfil your legal duties under the Occupational Health and Safety Act and Regulations for Construction Projects. To learn more, order the “green book” of these documents from IHSA, or read them online for free at

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A Plan for Change period of stakeholder discontent, eventually acquiring political potency. Fourth, WSI reform has been divisive and tumultuous. Fifth, the end of one era of reform simply marked the beginning of another. The system does not progress smoothly – it moves in “jerks.” But, it doesn’t have to be this way. I am firmly convinced that one of the weak links of the current scheme is untapped stakeholder insight and ideas. Goodness knows there is not an absence of complaints, criticisms and advice. But, to change the detractor from critic to partner requires some structural adjustments. In the last article, I suggested three main reform planks: Stability, Sustainability and Empowerment. On Stability: The “Back to Basics” theme starts with an immediate commitment to do just that – not with words, but with actions. By the end of the First Quarter 2010, the Board should have a list of programs destined for the chopping block, and unveil a recalibrated approach to prevention. An announcement to hold premiums steady until at least 2012 should be made this year. The Strategic Administrative Review should start now, with a formal report on Mar. 31, 2010, and quarterly reports thereafter. On Sustainability: The “Funding Summit” must start now, with the Board committing to an 18- to 24-month open process. Guide10 MCAT PIPELINE - Winter 2010

lines for Future Benefit Indexing should be presented to the government by Mar. 31, 2010. A commitment that all programs will be viewed against the backdrop of the Unfunded Liability should form an integral part of Chair Mahoney’s Report. The Labour Market Re-entry Bi-partite Task Force can be struck immediately and report by Jun. 30, 2010. On Empowerment: a new Board of Directors with full-time expert worker and employer members requires no legislative change. The establishment of Permanent Stakeholder Advisory Committees is easy. Most already exist, and simply require formal recognition and a new approach. Enhancing WSIB Accountability can be done tomorrow by publishing a Business Plan on the WSIB website. While the government must also commit to a new way for future reforms, the Board can strike the WSIB Legislative Reform Advisory Committee in early 2010. All said and done, the main ingredients to change are will, commitment and one more, opportunity. The stars have aligned. First, the numbers speak for themselves. Second, the Board’s Chair is soon to report. Third, the Auditor General has commented on the WSIB’s unfunded liability. Fourth, the WSIB has announced that a new president has been nominated. I expect a strong effort.

Government Creates Expert Panel to Review Workplace Safety System Government commits to comprehensive review of prevention and enforcement By LES LIVERSIDGE, L.A. Liversidge LLB

On Jan. 27, 2010 the government announced it will appoint Tony Dean as chair of an Expert Advisory Panel to conduct a comprehensive review of the province’s occupational health and safety prevention and enforcement system. The announcement is as follows: Dean will lead a panel, comprised of safety experts from labour groups, employers and academic institutions to recommend options for structural, operational and policy improvements. The panel will research bestin-class approaches to improving workplace safety in national and international jurisdictions. It will also look at a range of issues including: Continuum of safety practices in a workplace and entry-level safety training; impact of the underground economy on health and safety practices; and how existing legislation serves worker safety. Part of the review will be supported by the Institute for Work & Health, an independent research centre for occupational health and safety. The Expert Advisory Panel will report back to the Minister of Labour in the Fall of this year. Dean is a professor in the School of Public Policy and Governance at the University of Toronto, and a Senior Research Fellow at the Havard Kennedy School. He is a former Secretary of the Cabinet and has also served as Deputy Minister of Labour. Dean is a recipient of the Order of Ontario. THE PROCESS: CONSISTENT WITH LAL’s STAKEHOLDER EMPOWERMENT THEME I have been promoting the increased Stakeholder Empowerment for years. Most recently, in “A Plan for Change” on page eight, I repeated my suggestion for the creation of Stakeholder Advisory Committees. I have long held the view that sound

reform process will, over time, give rise to the best ideas, allow for broad participation, and most importantly, assist in solidifying a policy partnership with the key players, labour, management and government. In fact, the prevention review model is precisely the approach I suggested on another pressing issue – increasing time on a claim. The prevention Expert Advisory Panel is exactly the type of process I have had in mind. So, strong kudos to the government for this process. If successful, and there is no reason why it shouldn’t be, it could well serve as a template negotiable

rience rating, Workwell, safety groups, safe communities, safe workplace association (“SWA”) programs, etc. are all programs with the same objectives, but which suffer from a systemic disconnect. While all chase the same goals, there is a dearth of program coordination. Each program operates in a de facto policy vacuum while being administered independently. With some simple realignment, a coordinate administration program limitations, will enhance success. Recommendation: Link the administration and policy objectives of all prevention

The prevention Exper Expertt Advisor Advisoryy Panel is exactly the type of process I have had in mind. So, strong kudos to the government for this process. for other pressing policy issues. In fact, I would suggest that this model be deployed now for the claims persistency issue. THE SUBSTANCE OF THE REVIEW: NO ONE SHOULD QUARREL WITH A WIDE-RANGING APPROACH More than six years ago, I suggested almost precisely the same approach to review the myriad of programs tied to occupational health and safety. While I did not link the enforcement elements, there is every reason to address all programs focused on OH&S. This is what I said in a 2004 letter to the (then) Minister of Labour: On the question of linking WSIB programs to a occupational health and safety: it is time to think “outside the box” and coordinate a new approach with existing tools. At present expe-

focused programs. CHANGE ALWAYS FUELS APPREHENSION Notwithstanding concerns with the status quo of any system, change will always fuel apprehension. This is a very rational response. Change is risky. But, a sound process, with an inclusive approach, reduces that risk. More to the point, by involving key stakeholders, with capable and strong leadership, fuelled by a will to consider alternatives, a strong partnership is formed. I have long argued that this, more than anything else, is the essential component to positive reform. Change isn’t to be feared. Stagnation in the guise of blind adherence to the status quo is the real culprit and impediment to progress. My preliminary reaction? Thumbs up.

MCAT 2009 / 2010 Public Relations Committee The following individuals comprise the 2009 / 2010 MCAT Public Relations Committee: Mike McGarvey, Chair Ram Mechanical (416) 742-4470

Bruno Rossi Gimco Ltd. (905) 475-2920

John Stewart VR Mechanical (905) 426-7551

Scott Munro Adelt Mechanical (905) 812-7900

Brent White Geo. A. Kelson (905) 898-3400

Randy Chew S.M.S. Ltd. (905) 428-6900

Lloyd Moore Desco Plg. & Htg. (416) 213-1555

March 25 – 27: CMX-CIPHEX 2010 National Trade Show and Learning Forum, Metro Toronto Convention Centre – North Building, Booth 636. March 28 – April 1: MCAA Annual Convention – San Francisco, Calif. For additional information and to register, please visit April 10 – 17: MCA Ontario Annual Meeting / Conference, Guanacaste, Costa Rica. May 2 – 9: Ontario Refrigeration & Air Conditioning Contractors Association (ORAC) 43rd Annual General Meeting, Paradise Island, Nassau. June 17: MCA Toronto Golf Classic, Deer Creek Golf Club, Ajax. July 7: Canadian Mechanical Contracting Education Foundation (CMCEF) golf tournament. July 8: Joint Trade Association Dinner Cruise. July 15: Ontario Refrigeration & Air Conditioning Contractors Association (ORAC) Golf Tournament, Richmond Hill Golf Club, Richmond Hill, Ont. August 20: Master Insulators’ Association of Ontario Inc. 12th Annual Golf Classic, Nobleton Lakes Golf & Country Club, Nobleton. Monies raised will go to Mesothelioma Early Detection and Research at Princess Margaret Hospital. September 17 – 19: MCA Toronto 47th Annual General Meeting – The Rousseau, a JW Marriott, Minett, Ont. September 22 – 25: MCA Canada 69th Annual General Meeting – Halifax, NS. * Courses / seminars will be held in MCA Toronto’s classroom located at 50 Acadia Ave., Suite 302, Markham, (Warden & Steeles). For more information regarding the above, contact: The Mechanical Contractors Association of Toronto (MCAT), Tel: (416) 491-9004, Fax: (416) 491-9007, E-mail:

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CSA Standards Announces Canadian Adoption of ISO 31000 Risk Management – Principles and Guidelines Standard of national standards bodies representing approximately 140 countries. Following approval by the Standards Council of Canada, the CAN/CSA ISO 31000 Risk Management – Principles and Guidelines standard is now being offered by CSA Standards as a National Standard of Canada. This standard is not a certification standard. While providing principles and guidelines, it also enables organizations the flexibility to develop and implement risk management in a uniform way that also meets the needs of the organization and its stakeholders. ISO 31000 provides generic guidelines for the design and

implementation of risk management plans and frameworks that take into account the varying needs of a specific organization, its particular objectives, context, structure, operations, processes, functions, projects, products, services or assets, and specific practices employed. The CAN/CSA ISO 31000 is available for purchase in both English and French at CSA Standards is also developing a new edition of its existing risk management standard to supplement the international standard. CSA A850-10 Risk Management – Implementation of CAN/CSA ISO 31000

will provide further guidance to implementing the international standard taking into account the need of Canadian stakeholders. CSA Q85010 is available for public review until Mar. 21, 2010. Publication is expected in late summer 2010. Additionally, CSA Standards is offering a series of training programs to assist organizations in adopting and implementing the standard through its Education and Training area. The programs include an introduction to ISO 31000, organizational risk assessment and an implementation workshop. For more details, visit MCAT PIPELINE - Winter 2010 11

AC Mechanical Contractors Ltd. Mr. C. Pickard Tel: 905-829-1705, Fax: 905-829-1706

Dolvin Mech. Contrs. Ltd. Mr. I. DiBonaventura Tel: 416-653-6504, Fax: 416-653-9798

W. Mitchell & Son Mechanical Ltd. Mr. C. Mitchell Tel: 905-831-7691, Fax: 905-831-4673

W.A. Stephenson Mech. Cont. Ltd. Mr. G. Duncan Tel: 905-886-0934, Fax: 905-881-7655

Van Mechanical Inc. Mr. D. Di Tullio Tel: 905-793-9444, Fax: 905-793-9411

Active Mechanical Services Mr. W. Parkes Tel: 416-679-8410, Fax: 905-238-6203

Wm. Elliott Ltd. Mr. G. Elliott Tel: 416-755-3371, Fax: 416-755-3165

Modern Niagara Toronto Inc. Mr. B. Silberstein Tel: 416-749-6031, Fax: 416-749-4673

Sutherland Schultz Mr. K. Burrow Tel: 519-653-4123, Fax: 519-653-3232

Ultimate Mechanical Services Inc. Mr. G. Henderson Tel: 905-868-8001, Fax: 905-868-8009

Adelt Mechanical Works Ltd. Mr. S. Munro Tel: 905-812-7900, Fax: 905-812-7907

English & Mould Mech. Contractors Inc. Mr. D. Smith Tel: 905-857-7778, Fax: 905-857-9150

Torek Plg. & Mech. Ltd. Mr. D. Kite Tel: 416-789-1139, Fax: 416-244-8909

Vanguard Mechanical Contracting Inc. Mr. J. Fisher Tel: 416-783-5936, Fax: 416-781-1798

Aecon Mr. J. Berg Tel: 519-653-3200, Fax: 519-621-8430

E.S. Fox Ltd. Mr. E. Downes Tel: 905-354-3700 , Fax: 905-354-5599

Motion Mechanical Contractors (2002) Inc. Mr. P. Carinci Tel: 905-850-2911, Fax: 905-850-2673

Ainsworth Inc. Mr. L. Bonazzo Tel: 416-751-4420, Fax: 416-751-9031

Tormac Mechanical Contractors Ltd. Mr. M. Costante Tel: 905-828-7222, Fax: 905-828-9997

VR Mechanical Services Inc. Mr. V. Rankine Tel: 905-426-7551, Fax: 905-426-7164

GH Medical Inc. Mr. M. Paquette Tel: 905-455-6771 , Fax: 905-455-5088

Accubid Systems Ltd. Mr. G. Marcelli Tel: 905-761-8800, Fax: 905-761-1234

ITT Residential & Commercial Water Canada Mr. R. Hotrum Tel: 519-821-1900, Fax: 519-821-5316

Aldin Industrial Inst. Ltd. Mr. G.A. Green Tel: 905-849-6688, Fax: 905-845-2468

Aqua Mechanical Contracting Ltd. Mr. M. Rizzo Tel: 905-461-2782, Fax: 905-461-2783

Y.A. Gibb Inc. Mr. A. Gibb Tel: 905-436-7591, Fax: 905-436-6950 Gimco Ltd. Mr. D. Capotosto Tel: 905-475-2920, Fax: 905-475-8249 Gorbern Mechanical Ltd. Mr. K. Collins Tel: 416-292-4277, Fax: 416-292-0961

Aquasafe Mechanical Ltd. Mr. E. Lorenzon Tel: 416-674-7373, Fax: 416-674-7374

Grace Instrumentation & Controls Ltd. Mr. T. Grace Tel: 519-583-0807, Fax: 519-583-3702

BSG Systems Group Inc. Mr. S. McLean Tel: 905-829-1655, Fax: 905-829-5996

Greenock Mechanical Ltd. Mr. D. Salmon Tel: 416-439-5962, Fax: 416-291-0073 H. Griffiths Co. Ltd. Mr. A. Prowse Tel: 905-850-7070, Fax: 905-850-7091

Analysts of Pneumatic Sys. Ltd. Mr. D. Strain Tel: 905-640-2333, Fax: 905-640-2444

Baragar Mech. Inst. Ltd. Mr. S. Petruccelli Tel: 416-232-1777, Fax: 416-232-1239 Battaglia Mech. Services Mr. M. Battaglia Tel: 905-415-2136, Fax: 905-415-2137 Bennett Mechanical Inst. Ltd. Mr. A. Quinn Tel: 905-689-7242, Fax: 905-689-7289 Bering Mechanical Ltd. Mr. D. Belluz Tel: 416-231-1414, Fax: 416-234-0827 Bird Mechanical Ltd. Mr. B. Bird Tel: 905-888-9339, Fax: 905-888-9240

Grist Mechanical Inc. Mr. D. Grist Tel: 905-277-5316, Fax: 905-277-6816 GTA Mechanical Mr. F. Turano Tel: 416-621-9991, Fax: 416-621-9983 Heritage Mechanical Ltd. Mr. B. Dalimonte Tel: 905-738-0433, Fax: 905-738-6257 Hi-Rise Mechanical Inc. Mr. L. Carinci Tel: 905-851-5644, Fax: 905-851-9987

Multiwide Mechanical Contractor Ltd. Mr. C. Favrin Tel: 905-761-0777, Fax: 905-761-5790 Municipal Mechanical Contractors Ltd. Mr. U. Morresi Tel: 905-794-0800, Fax: 905-794-1146 Nelson Welding Ltd. Mr. A. Bokma Tel: 416-742-9180, Fax: 416-742-6897 NMI Technical Services Inc. Mr. S. Newlands Tel: 905-666-8213, Fax: 905-666-3079 Pankhurst Mechanical Company Mr. S. Pankhurst Tel: 416-892-0195, Fax: 289-240-6564 Peeltown Welding Ltd. Mr. M. Cliche Tel: 905-677-4437 Pipe-All Plumbing Mr. F. Caschera Tel: 905-851-1927, Fax: 905-851-2002 Piping Solutions Inc. Mr. S. Rugg Tel: 416-778-5151, Fax: 416-466-3986 Pivot Systems Mr. K. Sarich Tel: 416-466-5127, Fax: 416-466-7122 Plan Mechanical Ltd. Mr. B. McDonnell Tel: 416-635-9635, Fax: 416-635-9764

Anvil International Canada Mr. R. Ellis Tel: 800-661-8998, Fax: 519-426-5509 Aon Reed Stenhouse Inc. Mr. G. Mussell Tel: 519-430-7440, Fax: 519-672-3425 S.A. Armstrong Ltd. Mr. W. Gubler Tel: 416-755-2291, Fax: 416-757-9377 Barantas Inc. Ms. E. Carter Tel: 416-410-4470, Fax: 905-875-3582 Bibby-Ste-Croix Mr. G. Stuempfle Tel: 416-818-2946, Fax: 519-249-0404 Blaney McMurtry LLP Mr. M. Geiger Tel: 416-593-1221, Fax: 416-593-5437 C.I.B.C. Wood Gundy Mr. P. O’keeffe Tel: 416-369-2224, Fax: 416-369-7683 Conbraco Industries Inc. Mr. J. Cooper Tel: 905-761-6161, Fax: 905-761-6666 Corporate Safety Management Mr. R. Partington Tel: 416-720-8704, Fax: 905-686-9131

Honeywell Ltd. Mr. L. Traynor Tel: 416-758-2683, Fax: 416-758-2740

Pneumatemp Systems Ltd. Mr. J. Dawe Tel: 416-746-4883, Fax: 905-478-8667

Impact Mech. & Elec. Ltd. Mr. D. Gorman Tel: 416-596-8123, Fax: 416-596-8174

Pro-Tek Mechanical Inc. Mr. J. Zarb Tel: 905-683-8315, Fax: 905-683-6231

Desco Plg. & Htg. Supply Mr. L. Moore Tel: 416-213-1555, Fax: 416-798-9541

J.G. Mechanical Contracting Inc. Mr. J. Gervasio Tel: 905-660-5740, Fax: 905-660-4674

Ram Mechanical Ltd. Mr. G. Inglis Tel: 416-742-4470, Fax: 416-742-3704

Dobbin Sales Ltd. Mr. B. Laing Tel: 800-606-7636, Fax: 800-565-8515

K & S Plg. & Htg. Ltd. Mr. K. Mautner Tel: 416-439-9904, Fax: 416-439-0512

Robert B. Somerville Co. Ltd. Mr. K. Abraham Tel: 905-833-3100, Fax: 905-833-4368

Emco Corporation Mr. P. Silverberg Tel: 416-748-4000, Fax: 416-747-7968

Geo. A. Kelson Co. Ltd. Mr. R. Kelson Tel: 905-898-3400, Fax: 905-898-5491

Roberts Group Inc. (The) Mr. B. Voisin Tel: 519-578-2230, Fax: 519-578-2979

Engineered Air Mr. B. Reynolds Tel: 905-602-4430, Fax: 905-602-4546

Kent McWatters Welding Co. Ltd. Mr. K. McWatters Tel: 905-477-5772, Fax: 905-775-9012

Rogers & Assoc. Ltd. Mr. J. Rogers Tel: 416-663-5077, Fax: 416-663-3222

Leeson Mechanical Ltd. Mr. G. Wilson Tel: 416-746-1817, Fax: 416-746-6978

Rom-Tal Mechanical Inc. Mr. J. Romano Tel: 905-951-7057, Fax: 905-951-6495

Leslie Danhart Inc. Mr. A. Defoe Tel: 416-291-8200, Fax: 416-291-2282

Royal Mechanical Inc. Mr. V. DiGaetano Tel: 905-857-7002, Fax: 905-857-8002

Lisi Mechanical Ltd. Mr. B. Lisi Tel: 416-674-8333, Fax: 416-674-5399

Sayers & Assoc. Ltd. Mr. S. Sayers Tel: 905-821-4500, Fax: 905-821-0664

Lockerbie & Hole Eastern Inc. Mr. N. Fiore Tel: 416-461-3148, Fax: 905-793-5147

M. Schultz Mechanical Mr. B. Hickman Tel: 905-881-6444, Fax: 905-881-3849

Con-Trak Mech. Services Mr. R. Colmer Tel: 416-332-0335, Fax: 416-332-0447

Mapleridge Mechanical Contracting Ltd. Mr. R. Allingham Tel: 905-831-0524, Fax: 905-831-1628

Shewfelt Construction Corporation Mr. P. Shewfelt Tel: 905-304-4396, Fax: 905-304-8548

Culliton Brothers Ltd. Mr. T. Culliton Tel: 519-271-1981, Fax: 519-273-4885

Masen Mechanical Inc. Mr. M. Seca Tel: 905-264-2012, Fax: 905-264-2013

Sprint-Insight Inc. Mr. A. Salvatore Tel: 416-747-6059, Fax: 416-747-6903

Danton Mech. Contrs. Ltd. Mr. D. Claramunt Tel: 905-683-8054, Fax: 905-683-7398

McWatters Mechanical Ltd. Mr. A. McWatters Tel: 905-727-2420, Fax: 905-727-7280

Stellar Mechanical Inc. Mr. T. Di Giuseppe Tel: 416-748-8088, Fax: 416-748-8288

Delta Mechanical Ltd. Mr. B. McDonnell Tel: 905-771-0777, Fax: 905-771-0717

Metrin Mech. Contrs. Ltd. Mr. M. Morin Tel: 416-747-9562, Fax: 416-747-5061

The State Group Industrial Limited Mr. K. Lewis Tel: 905-293-7420, Fax: 905-672-1919

Black & McDonald Ltd. Mr. B. Grist Tel: 416-366-2541, Fax: 416-361-3170 Brady & Seidner Assoc. Mr. D. Brady Tel: 416-661-1981, Fax: 416-661-8351 S. Breda Plumbing Ltd. Mr. S. Breda Tel: 416-663-5711, Fax: 416-663-6168 Brooklin Mechanical Inc. Mr. B. McKenzie Tel: 905-425-0512, Fax: 905-425-0710 Brown & Huston Contractors Ltd. Mr. H. Meissner Tel: 905-649-3031, Fax: 905-649-3032 Christal Mechanical Mr. J. Raspa Tel: 416-740-8818, Fax: 416-740-8987 Class 1 Inc. Mr. C. Over Tel: 519-650-2355, Fax: 519-650-2366 Clima Mech. Contrs. Ltd. Mr. C. Defulviis Tel: 905-851-1562, Fax: 905-851-1631 CMS Commercial Mech. Srv. Ltd. Mr. C. Lacey Tel: 416-609-9992, Fax: 416-609-9597 Comstock Canada Ltd. Mr. B. Quinn Tel: 905-335-3333, Fax: 905-335-3169

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Crane Supply Mr. G. Kellaway Tel: 416-244-5351, Fax: 416-244-1734

Federated Insurance Company of Canada Mr. M. Di Tullio Tel: 800-361-0790, Fax: 450-687-6663 Garth Industrial Mr. B. Buckley Tel: 416-747-0511, Fax: 416-747-0445 Glaholt LLP Mr. C. Wiebe Tel: 416-368-8280, Fax: 416-368-3467 Goodmans LLP Mr. H. Wise Tel: 416-979-2211, Fax: 416-979-1234 GSW Water Heating Mr. G. Gottschalk Tel: 519-843-1610, Fax: 519-787-5525 Hill Supplies Mr. A. Perry Tel: 905-883-0633, Fax: 905-883-0777

Jay R. Smith Inc. Mr. S. Santamaria Tel: 416-736-9610, Fax: 416-736-3789 Kilmer Environmental Inc. Mr. T. Kilmer Tel: 905-890-8908, Fax: 905-890-8915 LynCar Products Ltd. Mr. C. Davies Tel: 905-453-2400, Fax: 905-453-2404 Marks Supply Inc. Mr. M. Verge Tel: (519) 578-5761, Fax: (519) 743-2364 Masco Canada Ltd. Mr. P. Ashton Tel: 905-712-3030, Fax: 905-712-1456 Mifab Manufacturing Inc. Mr. T. Hanna Tel: 416-679-0380, Fax: 416-679-0350 N-Two Cryogenic Enterprise Inc. Mr. W. Chuck Tel: 416-410-6487, Fax: 905-660-1635 Noble Trade Mr. M. Wilks Tel: 905-760-6858, Fax: 905-760-6801 Nuroc Plg. & Htg. Supplies Mr. M. Jamil Tel: 416-746-2171, Fax: 416-746-0795 Ogilvy Renault Mr. R. Charney Tel: 416-216-4000, Fax: 416-216-3930 Perks Publications Inc. Mr. M. Nosko Tel: 905-430-7267, Fax: 905-430-6418 Rheem Canada Ltd. Mr. A. Howell Tel: 800-268-6966 x.227, Fax: 800-200-5393 Sherwood Plumbing Supplies Inc. Mr. G. Iaboni Tel: 905-677-8088, Fax: 905-677-5730 Smillie, McAdams & Summerlin Ltd. Mr. R. Chew Tel: 905-428-6900, Fax: 905-428-6598 Tickner & Assoc. Inc. Mr. R. Tickner Tel: 905-508-9123, Fax: 905-508-9124 Trane Central Ontario Mr. J. Boyce Tel: 416-499-3600, Fax: 416-499-3615 Trisura Guarantee Insurance Company Ms. J. Mascitelli Tel: 416-214-2555, Fax: 416-214-9597 Uponor Ltd. Mr. N. Ljiljanic Tel: 905-458-4698, Fax: 905-458-5615 Vibro-Acoustics Mr. J. Chmielewski Tel: 416-291-7371, Fax: 416-291-8049 Victaulic Co. of Canada Mr. B. Pinnock Tel: 905-884-7444, Fax: 905-884-7446

Hilti (Canada) Limited Mr. B. Parkinson Tel: 800-363-4458, Fax: 800-363-4459

Watters Marketing Inc. Mr. G. Watters Tel: 905-668-2135, Fax: 905-430-1654

HKMB International Insurance Brokers Ms. K. Parker Tel: 416-597-0008, Fax: 416-221-9684

Watts Industries Mr. D. Petrie Tel: 905-332-4090, Fax: 905-332-8551

Independent Mechanical Supply Mr. G. Tester Tel: 416-291-0048, Fax: 416-291-4565

Wolseley Mr. R. Gardner Tel: 416-746-2171, Fax: 416-746-0795

IPEX Inc. Mr. M. Mercurio Tel: 905-670-7676, Fax: 905-670-4999

Zurn Industries Ltd. Mr. A. Russell Tel: 905-405-8272, Fax: 905-405-1292

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