June 15, 2012
Bill 8, the Ontario One Call Ltd. Act, will return to the Ontario Legislature for a third reading.

“We are still pushing Bill 8 and need to pull all the strings that we can. It is very important that any of our members who have any connections to MPPs, take the time to make sure their MPP understands the Bill and its importance to saving lives in the workplace in Ontario,” says Terry Murphy, LO’s former education department manager, and current member of the board of directors on the Ontario Regional Common Ground Alliance.  
Murphy says hopes LO members contact their local MPP requesting support for the Bill, so that it becomes law.

If passed, Bill 8 would establish a non-profit, industry-funded mandatory “One Call” call centre as the single point of contact for all underground utility location services in Ontario.

Most Ontario construction associations are pushing to have the legislation passed this fall.