Growth Plan Consultation Period June 16, 2020
Ministry of Municipal Affairs and Housing has released ERO # 019-1680 that opens a consultation period for changes to the Growth Plan. Most of these changes relate to the building and development industry, but there was also an amendment with respect to aggregate. The posting provides a 45-day comment period.
Submit your Health & Safety Award Nominations! November 11, 2019
The OSSGA Health & Safety Committee invites all active OSSGA members to recognize individuals and operations within their organizations that have excelled at making safety a part of their daily responsibilities. The deadline for submissions is Friday, December 13th. The awards and certificates will be presented at the 2020 Operations, Health & Safety Seminar on January 22 & 23rd.

OSSGA Submits Untangling Red Tape: Addressing Duplication in the Aggregate Industry OSSGA

January 21, 2019 at 11:03 AM

Over the past 15 years, steady and incremental changes in legislation, policy and regulation have led to significant duplication and redundancy in the various approval requirements and processes related to the aggregate industry.  Recently, the PC government announced that Ontario is “Open for Business”. In its economic outlook statement, A Plan for the People, the government promised to “create an environment across the province that will help reduce costs for businesses, strengthen their ability to invest and grow, and stimulate job creation.” The Ontario Stone, Sand & Gravel Association (OSSGA), applauds this new approach and is looking forward to working with the government to present its concerns about the barriers to aggregate businesses in Ontario that have been created by the increasing amount of Red Tape.  As a first step, OSSGA has provided Deputy Minister Giles Gherson, responsible for Ontario’s Red Tape Initiative, with the attached brief outlining our issues.  Over the next weeks and months OSSGA will be meeting with individual bureaucrats and politicians in all relevant Ministries to develop solutions to this important red tape issues.

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