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Crisis control: How the industry is dealing with Covid-19

As we so fittingly termed it when it broke, the Covid-19 pandemic is the biggest change order the contracting industry has ever faced. While we solicited opinions of contractors across the country (many of which will be seen online), we’ve focused on four award-winning firms, and provide their valuable input.

Happy Birthday, Canadian Contractor!

Canadian Contractor turned 20 this year. First published in the spring of 2000, the magazine has had a wonderful journey, bringing relevant content to contractors across Canada.

Renovation Contractor acquired by Annex Business Media

Renovation Contractor magazine has been acquired by Annex Business Media, publisher of Canadian Contractor.

Is your website ready for the Jan. 1 AODA deadline?

The Access for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA) will require websites for non-profit, public and private companies with over 50 employees to meet a wide-ranging set of requirements for accessibility or face fines of up to $100,000 per day for corporations and $50,000 per day for directors and owners.

Ontario MOL announces more money for trades training, new panel to reform apprenticeship system

Monte McNaughton, Ontario Minister of Labour, Training & Skills Development, announced an additional $75 million for trades training in Ontario and the formation of a committee to oversee winding down the Ontario College of Trades and reforming apprenticeship training in the province.

HCRA releases new licensing fees and conduct guidelines

In preparation for its launch early next year, the Home Construction Regulatory Authority has posted new licensing fees along with guidelines for builder conduct and consumer complaints.

Tariffs dropped, retaliation avoided, but quotas implied

The U.S. government announced it has dropped a 10 percent tariff on Canadian aluminum exported to the U.S. hours before Canada was set to impose retaliatory tariffs on manufactured aluminum U.S. imports, including aluminum windows and door components.

Speech from the throne includes support for housing, retrofits, green projects

The Justin Trudeau government intends to create thousands of jobs by supporting retrofits of homes and buildings and investing in reducing the impact of climate-related disasters, like floods and wildfires, as part of a modest green agenda announced in the speech from the throne Sept. 23.

B.C. begins new round of affordable housing projects

Government officials in B.C. are asking non-profit and Indigenous housing societies, First Nations, housing co-operatives and municipalities to submit ideas for new affordable housing projects.

$30-million rebate for renovations, new home construction in Newfoundland and Labrador

A rebate on home renovations and construction from the provincial government seeks to boost the economy during the COVID-19 pandemic.
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The Buildings Show

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