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August 7, 2016 Voice

Reply to Caldwell on dangerous scaffolding: “I find it laughable how precious everyone has become.”

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Chris Langman posted a comment in favour of “survival of the fittest.” He said the Ministry of Labour inspectors are only looking for “profit.”

August 4, 2016 Voice

Douglas Cardinal’s new CLT system leads to “plastic bag buildings,” reader says

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The solution to the problem is wood fiber board insulation, says

August 4, 2016 Voice

Everyone wins when we restrict bidding on municipal jobs, reader argues

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We can build better infrastructure and have a better economy by limiting competition on public works projects, Big Jay argues.

August 4, 2016 Voice

“What we need is an easier way to obtain permits.”

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Justin says that, if permits were easier to obtain, there would be no excuse not to obtain one.

July 15, 2016 Voice

Certification doesn’t protect you from being undercut on price

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“We are competing against companies that are paying 1990 wages to licensed journeymen.”

July 6, 2016 Voice

“Customers who are least likely to trust you…

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… are the ones most ready to screw you!” So says our reader, Kevin Szoke.

July 6, 2016 Voice

Alberta contractor calls for Red Seal carpenters to stick together, coast to coast

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Jamie strongly supports the licensing of all carpenters in Canada

June 22, 2016 Voice

Can a client sue a renovation contractor for damages re: “mental distress”?

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When is a contractor legally liable for a client’s peace of mind? Vancouver lawyer Alexander C. Bjornson explains.

June 15, 2016 Voice

Edmonton firm recruiting for Fort McMurray clean-up not messing around, reader says

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$15 an hour, 12-hour-days, and the threat of a taxi back to Edmonton “if you complain” with your wages cut to minimum wage, Christopher claims.

June 7, 2016 Voice

Home flipping in haste – and the risks of fatal structural errors

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“An interior renovator tackling an old Toronto structural renovation is a recipe for a major disaster.”

June 7, 2016 Voice

Victim of “greed and lack of service” while he tries to do his second apprenticeship

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Jordan Beechey says the Ontario Youth Apprenticeship Program of 15 years ago worked just great. Enter the Ontario College of Trades… and it’s a mess.

June 1, 2016 Voice

“I don’t see what’s wrong with a man getting old pushing a wheelbarrow instead of a pen.”

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Steve Maxwell’s editorial, “Avoiding The Young Contractor Trap,” touched a nerve with one 50-year-old tradesman.

May 25, 2016 Voice

Shell Busey weighs in on contractor referral services

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… including a plug for his own. Good marketing, sir.

May 18, 2016 Voice

Thoughts on Time and Materials versus Lump Sum

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This contractor prefers Lump Sum, saying Time & Materials gives “clients bullets to shoot us.”

May 18, 2016 Voice

New electrical regulations in Ontario… why isn’t the ENTIRE code available as a free download?

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“The ESA is determined to BILL us to DEATH!”

May 18, 2016 Voice

My personal experiences with lead generation services

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Neil Damackine, Construction ND, Terrebonne, Quebec, gives his frank views about paying for leads – and the damage he believes it can do to our industry

May 11, 2016 Voice

“The supposition that this is a grow-op is not a fair one…”

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“Might make some good business out of the mess!”

May 11, 2016 Voice

OCOT award from International Association of Business Communicators: “Thieves and scam bags”

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Mike says that if Obama can get a Nobel Peace Prize, an organization with a “diabolical agenda” can get an IABC award, too…