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

Aggregate Recycling Promotion Act (Bill 56) passes Second Reading with All-party Support

September 27, 2013

The bill has now been referred to the Standing Committee on Finance and Economic Affairs – where it will be further studied by MPPs before returning to the Legislature for third and final reading.

During the course of debate on Bill 56, eight MPPs spoke in favour of the proposed legislation, including MPPs from urban (aggregate consumption) as well as rural (aggregate production) ridings. The Best Practices Guide for Recycling Aggregate that was developed by OSSGA and the Toronto Area Road Builders Association (TARBA) was referenced by one MPP in his remarks while another MPP quoted the recent letter of support for Bill 56 signed by OSSGA, the Ontario Road Builders’ Association (ORBA), the Ready Mixed Concrete Association of Ontario (RMCAO), Ontario Hot Mix Producers Association (OHMPA) and Ontario Sewer & Watermain Construction Association (OSWCA).

For further details, please read the news release distributed by Aggregate Recycling Ontario (ARO).