Movers' Edge, May 4, 2005

CAM’S ON TV!

Industry Canada has just produced a video in English and French that’s going to help consumers find a mover.

See the video in English at www.mover.net/movingengtv.wmv or in French at www.mover.net/movingfrtv.wmv. Steve Sharpe of All Continent is the moving-company consultant in the video.

Industry Canada will distribute these videos to television stations across Canada for use in consumer-related shows. They will appear as interviews or as news announcements or program items.

THE CANADIAN MOVER

CAM has changed publishers for its magazine and membership directory, The Canadian Mover. The next issue of the magazine is scheduled for delivery to members in mid-summer and then twice a year after that.

The Canadian Mover is the only moving-industry magazine in Canada. It provides the industry with contact information for CAM members and a unique advertising venue for companies interested in contacting the leading movers in Canada. Companies interested in advertising should contact the CAM office.

View your record on CAM’s website and update it so that we can provide the best information possible in the magazine.

CAM’S WORKPLACE SAFETY AND INSURANCE BOARD SEMINAR

The WSIB seminar originally scheduled for April 7 will now be held on Thursday, May 12, in the CAM office. There is room for one or two more attendees. Anyone interested should register immediately. Space is limited.

The original April 7 flyer has been posted on the website (pdf).

The presenter will be Greg Sathmary of Industrial Mediation in Ottawa. His presentation on workers’ compensation at CAM’s 2004 Annual Conference was very highly rated.

ONTARIO’S CONSUMER PROTECTION ACT

Ontario’s Consumer Protection Act will come into force on July 31, 2005. The Ontario government held a webcast on April 14 to present the legislation and regulations to the business community. It addressed:

  1. Consumer Rights and Warranties
  2. Unfair Practices
  3. Specific Consumer Agreements
  4. Advance Fees
  5. Cancellation of Consumer Agreements
  6. Powers and General Provisions

The webcast and a written transcript can be seen on the government’s Consumer and Business Services website at www.cbs.gov.on.ca using the link marked “Webcast: Consumer Protection for the 21st Century.” Additionally, the regulations and legislation can be seen at www.e-laws.gov.on.ca or in the members-only area of CAM’s website (pdf).

ONTARIO’S WORKPLACE SAFETY & INSURANCE BOARD POLICY CHANGE — REMINDER

Ontario’s Workplace Safety & Insurance Board has advised CAM that movers who were previously classified under RG 570 (trucking) will be eligible to separately classify storage under RG 560 and moving under RG 570. You have until May 31, 2005 to make your request to the WSIB. Changes will be retroactive to January 1, 2004. The letter documenting this classification can be seen in the members-only area on CAM’s website.

2005 ANNUAL CONFERENCE AND GOLF TOURNAMENT

Mark your Calendars!

CAM’s 2005 Annual Conference will be combined with the annual golf tournament and will be held on Monday and Tuesday, September 19 and 20, 2005, in Toronto. The conference and awards dinner will be held on Monday and the golf tournament on Tuesday. The event is scheduled to coincide with other moving-industry events that will take place in the Toronto area.