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Canadian Contractor

June 1, 2018 News

Two years from now, our industry could look like this if the Ontario NDP wins a majority

by John Bleasby

This is a fictional scenario but, as John Bleasby points out, it is based on the official campaign platform and other policies of the Ontario NDP

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)

by canadiancontractor

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

May 31, 2018 News

Successful social media marketing has changed

by John Bleasby

Busting some internet myths (Part 1)

May 24, 2018 News

Education system is key to Canada’s skilled trade shortages: Opinion

by Casey Edge

Coordinated awareness programs and post-secondary electives needed

May 24, 2018 News

Summer heat: Too much of a good thing?

by John Bleasby

Workers and supervisors must work together to understand and mitigate the risks

May 23, 2018 BUILDWIRE

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

by canadiancontractor

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

May 22, 2018 News

Recruiting tomorrow’s skilled trades workforce starts today

by John Bleasby

A small town career showcase demonstrates the importance of the long game

May 17, 2018 News

Mike Holmes blasts 4-year-old for poorly constructed pillow fort, Beaverton ‘fake news’ reports

by Canadian Contractor staff

“This could collapse at any time,” claims celebrity contractor critic

May 17, 2018 News

‘Love It or List It’ producers sued for “numerous defects and deficiencies”

by John Bleasby

Actor substituted as a contractor in the filming the show

May 15, 2018 News

California mandates solar roofs on new homes starting 2020

by John Bleasby

U.S. West Coast “collective madness” is a warning to Canada

May 11, 2018 News

Confused by “Net Zero,” “Near Zero” and TRUE “Zero Energy” housing?

by Paul Duffy

There’s a lot of confusion around these terms. We asked building science expert Paul Duffy to sort it all out for us.

May 11, 2018 News

Cordless power tools so good that the Amish use them

by Steve Maxwell

Steve Maxwell talks admiringly of the Amish carpenters who have recently moved into his community on Manitoulin Island

May 10, 2018 News

Skills Canada’s Ontario Competition gets the “Wow!” factor

by John Bleasby

Housing industry notably absent at this showcase of young talent

May 7, 2018 News

Just in time for Ontario’s election! Rebates for residential solar!

by John Bleasby

$90 million in giveaways for solar generation and storage systems

May 4, 2018 News

Corrugated steel shipping containers as modular house components

by Steve Payne

Contractor Glen Donaldson’s new home in the west end of Toronto is 8.5-feet wide on a 12.5-feet wide lot. It’s built out of three 53-foot long shipping containers.

May 4, 2018 News

Ontario WSIB: Your top 5 questions answered

by Sean Baird, VP Employer Service, WSIB

This article from the WSIB contains important links to key information sources

May 3, 2018 News

New skilled workers are out there! Do you know where to look?

by John Bleasby

It’s time to get proactive about building your future workforce

May 1, 2018 News

Two notorious Toronto contractor fraud cases end with guilty pleas

by John Bleasby

The wheels of justice turn slowly, but they do turn