Fair Construction campaign launched to stop construction labour monopolies on publically-funded construction
With competition for publically-funded construction projects now restricted in the Region of Waterloo, ON, the pool of companies who qualify to compete on one of its publically funded projects has shrunk from 9 to 2.
It remains to be seen how the changes to the B.C. building code will be applied. The head of the GVHBA has been quoted as saying the changes will add $5,000 to $10,000 to the cost of a new house.
In most countries worth living in, unions do have tax-free status. But only in Canada is that allowed without openness and audited books.
Robert Sloan, Langstaff and Sloan, weighs in Bill C-377, which would force unions to open up their books to the public.
“In my case I do flooring and I have to pay $7.50 to WSIB for each $100 I make.”
The WSIB, accused of paying safety rebates – totalling in the millions – to safety violating firms, has defended itself in this press release
Were you able to find a way to make nice with the angry neighbour, even getting them to back off and remove their formal objections to City Hall?
B.C. building code changes will add $5,000 to $10,000 to cost of constructing a new home, GVHBA head says
B.C.’s residential building code has been updated, with important new rules about HVAC/R systems, insulation, and the performance of windows and doors.
The CMHC’s report, called House Price Analysis and Assessment, will reassure some of those who think that Canada’s housing market is due for a major price correction.
Toronto’s land development and homebuilder organization, BILD, says that “ground related homes” (detached, semi-detached and town houses) have hit record high prices because of constrained land supply, an outdated planning approvals process and increased government fees.
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