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Covid-19 and contractors, April 1 news roundup

The Residential Construction Council of Ontario thinks the province is handling the Covid-19 crisis appropriately

April 1, 2020
By Rob Blackstien

Here is a roundup of the latest news related to the contracting industry and the Covid-19 pandemic:

Rescon stands behind Ontario’s Covid-19 action plan.

Ontario extends working-at-heights certifications an extra year.

RBC projects that the Canadian housing market will take a serious hit this year.


The Ontario Construction Consortium is lobbying Ontario to shut down non-essential construction sites for 14 days.

The British Columbia Safety Alliance has published guidelines for employers performing work within private residences.

Hey Contractor Nation, we know you’re all trying to figure out how to navigate the current landscape, but we are counting on getting updates from the front lines to help us understand the situation. Please let us know in the comments below how the pandemic is affecting your business.

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1 Comment » for Covid-19 and contractors, April 1 news roundup
  1. Ellen says:

    We are only taking care of no heat emergencies and no hot water and only if my technician is okay with it and clients have been deemed safe. We all know there is no guarantee of anyone’s safety. Business has dropped 95 per cent and I hope we are still standing after this one and our technicians and families are safe.

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