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June 8, 2018 Voice

Contractor reaction to the Ontario election results (1)

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One contractor’s view on Premier Doug Ford: “Not good for social stability.”

June 1, 2018 Voice

New generation of residential trades doesn’t want to do the grunt work, he argues

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Tim Wills finds it hard to located good young people with which to share his 17 years of residential construction knowledge

June 1, 2018 Voice

Electrical contractor can’t hire the staff he needs because of Ontario’s apprenticeship ratios

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“We sometimes decide not to bid on jobs because we can’t get enough people to do the work,” says Dale McDonald, who blames the ratios system.

June 1, 2018 Voice

On the brink of an Ontario election, here’s one contractor’s take on construction unions (and it’s not pretty)

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“The worst part is, they flat out lie to us. And offer to pay employees to testify against their employer.”

May 25, 2018 Voice

Here’s something we haven’t yet published: Praise for Ontario’s GreenOn program!

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“I look forward to anything that elevates the committed tradesman from the not-so-committed tradesman.”

May 25, 2018 Voice

Net Zero is easier once we ditch wood frame construction, he argues

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“Our (home building) methods and materials have taken us back as far as the 1900s – and nobody has noticed…”

May 23, 2018 BUILDWIRE

CertainTeed partners with George Brown College to study blown-in insulation and membrane performance

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The products being put through their paces are CertainTeed MemBrain™ and InsulSafe XC™ Fiberglass Blown-In Insulation

May 18, 2018 Voice

Why weren’t there any representatives from the home building industry at Skills Canada’s Ontario competition?

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Len Rance, a staunch proponent of apprenticeships and developing the next generation of contractors, wants to know

May 18, 2018 Voice

Legalization of marijuana will NOT lead to increased impairment on construction sites, Scott argues

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All that the legalization of marijuana will do is “keep current users on the right side of the law,” this commenter claims

May 11, 2018 Voice

Alberta apprenticeship ratios frustrate his job search

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“I am finding nothing but a million apprenticeship listings,” Shane says

May 11, 2018 Voice

This contractor fought a four-year battle with Ontario’s Tarion new home warranty program.

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“Tarion has a reputation for trampling on builders’ legal rights,” says Doug Abbott. In particular, they can come after you PERSONALLY, even if you have an incorporated company, he says.

May 4, 2018 Voice

Why is it so difficult for Ontario contractors to work in Quebec?

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A Montreal contractor explains this mysterious state of affairs in down-to-earth terms

April 30, 2018 BUILDWIRE

IKO ShieldBase specialty cover board for low slope roof applications (VIDEO)

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An excellent choice for recover applications, ShieldBase 180 reduces the dead weight load of the roofing system

April 27, 2018 Voice

“Canada’s safety profession is a make-work project”

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The real goal of the safety industry, says Chris Langman, is to create a “Hoover Dam” of rules and red tape – and more government jobs.

April 27, 2018 Voice

Roofer: “Majority of roofing injuries are CAUSED by ‘safety’ equipment”

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Anyone care to comment on this claim. We really don’t know what to say.

April 20, 2018 Voice

“We should put Justin and Kathleen on a worksite as labourers, and have the machine operators stoned.”

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“They would change the legalized marijuana laws the same day.”

April 20, 2018 Voice

He had a locksmith show up, stinking of pot

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Another of our many comments from contractors very worried about the potential for increased marijuana use on their job sites

April 20, 2018 Voice

He doesn’t think increased marijuana use on the job site will lead to safety issues

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Ray says that weed causes well-known short-term memory issues – but not actual safety hazards.