Canadian Contractor


March 27, 2015 News

Ontario Sunshine List published: Check out the $100,000+ club at the WSIB

by Steve Payne

465 employees of Ontario’s WSIB are in the six-figure income club, plus 36 employees of WSIAT.

November 5, 2014 Voice

Opinion: Could Bill C-377 expose the darker side of union activities?

by Alec Caldwell

Bill C-377 would force unions to publicly disclose their spending, including their executives’ salaries over $100,000. The bill has been called “undemocratic” Alec Caldwell, on behalf of renovation contractors at CARAHS, begs to differ.

April 2, 2014 News

Ontario College of Trades: Ten employees on the $100k "Sunshine List"

by Steve Payne

The Ontario “Sunshine List” of government and government-agency employees making big bucks has lots of OCOT employees therein. Next week, the gigantic list of Sunshine employees at the WSIB.

December 20, 2013 Voice

Contractors beware: Banks’ line of credit insurance may not pay out on your death

by Alec Caldwell

Two recent stories in the media detailed how benefits were denied by TD Canada Trust on line of credit insurance programs

December 20, 2013 Voice

Contractors beware: Banks' line of credit insurance may not pay out on your death

by Alec Caldwell

Two recent stories in the media detailed how benefits were denied by TD Canada Trust on line of credit insurance programs

October 2, 2013 News

Ontario College of Trades violates privacy laws: Doug Leitch, Ontario Contractor and Small Business Association

by Steve Payne

This is a copy of a letter sent by Doug Leitch, and electrical contractor in Eastern Ontario, founder of the Ontario Contractors and Small Business Association, to the Ontario College of Trades, asserting that the College is in violation of federal privacy laws. This is a serious charge.

June 11, 2012 News

Do we need energy audits?

by Robert Koci

Gord Miller, Environmental Commissioner for the Province of Ontario, thinks we do

May 8, 2012 Voice

To Systemize or Not To Systemize

by Mike Draper

With all the articles lately on systemizing your business, you might be feeling like all the creativity of building is being removed.  In fact, it should be more fun.  You should be able focus more on creating and building your ideas than worrying