TEMPLATE Letter for Members to Use to Submit Responses to ERO Posting on Growth Plan February 13, 2019
The government has submitted a proposal to make Modifications to O. Reg. 311/06 (Transitional Matters - Growth Plans) made under the Places to Grow Act, 2005 to implement the Proposed Amendment to the Growth Plan for the Greater Golden Horseshoe, 2017. OSSGA has made the point to the government that the current policy framework is not working. Approvals for new mineral aggregate operations in Southern Ontario are taking up to 10 years to complete the process. There are too many overlapping policies and inconsistent approaches between the Provincial Plans, Regional Official Plans, Local Official Plans and Conservation Authority policies regarding the management of this essential non-renewable resource.
Specification Alert February 6, 2019
Please be advised that there have been changes made to Aggregate Specifications for OPSS 1002, April 2018. This revised specification has been included in several MTO tender documents recently, most notably MTO Contract #2018-2024, Hwy 400 & Hwy 89 Interchange, Closing Feb. 14, 2019 and has raised concerns with many suppliers.
Avenues Winter 2019 Issue Now Available! February 5, 2019
The newest Winter 2019 issue of Avenues Magazine is now available online!
2019 Active & Associate Member Applications Are Now Available! February 1, 2019
2019 Active & Associate Member Applications to the Ontario Stone, Sand & Gravel Association are now available. Visit ossga.com/why_join_ossga to apply!
Securing Access to Stone, Sand & Gravel: OSSGA's Recommendations for Securing Close-to-Market Aggregate January 30, 2019
Ensuring Economic Growth and Future Greenspace in the Greater Golden Horseshoe

Allstate Insurance Refuses to Remove Offensive Gravel Truck Ad

October 26, 2017 at 10:53 AM

Allstate Insurance is currently running a “Mayhem” ad campaign.  Popular in the U.S., the ads are now running in Canada.  One of the radio ads disappointingly singles out Gravel Trucks as the cause of “Mayhem”.  Click here to listen to the ad.

OSSGA wrote to Allstate to ask them to remove the ad from the rotation, they have declined to do so.  Given their response, the OSSGA Board has decided to inform the membership of the ads as well as the correspondence back and forth, and allow member companies to make their own decision as to how they wish to respond and/or whether they wish to continue doing business with Allstate.

Click below to view all the correspondence.