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
Revised Sample Safety Data Sheets (SDS) Now Available for OSSGA Members January 18, 2019
Under the Federal Government's amended WHMIS legislation, Material Safety Data Sheets (MSDS) have been renamed Safety Data Sheets (SDS).

Ontario Cabinet Shuffle

January 14, 2018 at 10:45 AM

A recent cabinet shuffle has resulted in a new Minister for OSSGA!

Former MNRF Minister Kathryn McGarry has now become Minister of Transportation. 

Ottawa-Vanier MPP Nathalie Des Rosiers is taking her place as Minister of Natural Resources and Forestry. Des Rosiers is a former dean of law at the University of Ottawa and former executive director of the Canadian Civil Liberties Association, who won a byelection in late 2016. She received the Order of Canada in 2013 and the Order of Ontario in 2012. She was named one of Canada's 25 most influential lawyers by Canadian Lawyer in 2011 and in 2012.The political staff at MNRF is remaining for the moment and have already reached out to OSSGA for help in the transition. We will be setting up meetings shortly.

Steven Del Duca leaves Transportation to become Minister of Economic Development and Growth. Other changes include Mitzie Hunter becoming Minister Advanced Education and Skills Development and Eleanor McMahon who will take over as President of Treasury Board.