Canadian Contractor


May 24, 2017 News

Tesla solar roof tiles generate more debate

by John Bleasby

Tesla has ramped up its marketing and PR on this product – which won’t hit Canada until at least next year

May 23, 2017 News

Quebec forced to cut union power over volunteer labor

by John Bleasby

Contractors involved in community goodwill projects should take heed

May 21, 2017 News

Last week to enter our Contractor Dilemma Contest: The Big Heist

by John Bleasby

Send us your solution to this contractor’s problem and you could win a DeWalt 20V XR VersaClutch Drill

May 17, 2017 News

Tariff wars: How good public relations becomes bad public policy

by John Bleasby

When it comes to tariffs on drywall or softwood, everyone loses (particularly consumers)

May 16, 2017 News

What will it take for home builders to embrace the Green?

by John Bleasby

National recognition and local policies may be needed to ‘push’ the industry into the future

May 15, 2017 News

Trying to keep up with all the Tesla solar tile hype? You’re not alone!

by John Bleasby

Equal parts of excitement and confusion arrive with each announcement

May 11, 2017 News

UPDATE: Orillia high school students begin assembly of a log cabin

by John Bleasby

Tracking the hands-on projects tackled by the next generation of skilled trades

May 10, 2017 News

Continued industry growth requires new trades workers, and fast!

by John Bleasby

The upcoming labour shortage is real. The solution is up for debate

May 10, 2017 News

Alberta proposes licenced registry for home builders

by John Bleasby

Fast-growing province sees licences as a consumer protection measure

May 9, 2017 News

Home Depot U.S. investigated by the EPA over lead paint remediation

by John Bleasby

Costly fines and penalties stateside should give pause to all Canadian renovators

May 8, 2017 News

Alberta invests $1 million in Fort McMurray plumbing apprenticeships

by John Bleasby

Anticipating skills shortages, a new pilot project expands Keyano College’s training programs

May 5, 2017 News

Self-employed tax return date is June 15

by Steve Payne

Here are some tips on minimizing your tax owed, as a renovation contractor or home builder

May 4, 2017 News

Insulation industry associations butt heads again.

by John Bleasby

Fibreglass insulation industry violated advertising’s self-regulatory procedures, U.S. watchdog says

May 3, 2017 News

High school construction majors take on a log building

by John Bleasby

Brett Carron’s class gets more hands-on, real-life experience

May 2, 2017 News

Western Canadian Drywall Tariff rebate program announced

by John Bleasby

Qualifying contractors, send in your applications! (Not as easy as it sounds!)

May 1, 2017 News

A hungry worker is less productive

by John Bleasby

Contractors can guide workers towards good food choices

April 28, 2017 News

The Toronto ‘crane girl’: Risking others’ lives for Facebook likes?

by Alec Caldwell

One false move by the brave firefighter who rescued her, and he could have died

April 28, 2017 News

We have a Dilemma Contest Winner!

by John Bleasby

Byron Emmons of Kingston, Ontario wins a DeWalt cordless reciprocating saw for his recommended actions for ‘Steve’