Renovators staying busy across Canada, CHBA Pulse Survey saysby Steve Payne
Once again, bathrooms and kitchens were the most requested projects during the past year
Mike Holmes interview Part 4 (VIDEO)by Robert Koci
Mike’s insurance and how he estimates his jobs
Are you on the first page of Google? (VIDEO)by Robert Koci
If you are not, you are a dead man… or woman. Carrie Shaw tell us why.
Apprenticeship ratios making the trades shortage worseby Steve Payne
The organized sector is making the trades shortage much worse than it should be. And qualified applicants, who want to work, can’t get jobs.
Bill 119 will help WSIB boss towards $400,000 bonusby Steve Payne
While contractors struggle to find a way to make their mandatory WSIB payments, I. David Marshall, the WSIB’s president and CEO, hopes to get his hands on a $400,000 bonus for, in part, collecting more WSIB fees
Mike Holmes interview Part 3by Robert Koci
Mike turns his beefy guns on customers
Contractors protest Ontario WSIB Bill 119by Robert Koci
Contractors from across the province are saying enough is enough and they will no longer accept the WSIB’s effort to dig into their pocketbooks to deal with the $14.5 billion unfunded liability.
The next issue of Canadian Contractorby Robert Koci
Why parents don’t want their kids to be trades people. And what to do when your customer owes you $100,000
The real battle we face: Keynes vs Hayakby Robert Koci
Do we need central planning or should we let the free market sort things out?
Mike Holmes interview Part 2by Robert Koci
The curse of TV and the help of sponsors and contractors working for free
Sign the petition to fix the WSIB disaster; Rally at Queen's Park Feb. 28by Steve Payne
The editorial position of CANADIAN CONTRACTOR is that the new WSIB rules are a shameless rip off of hard-working Ontarians. Bill 119 is insulting to self-employed small businesspeople in the trades in this province while fuelling the underground economy.
Ontario WSIB shakedown: Self-employed contractors mad as hellby Steve Payne
The protests against mandatory WSIB in Ottawa and Hamilton on Feb. 12 were very unusual events. Most of those people on the picket lines had never “protested” anything, publicly, in their lives. Renovators, in general, would rather be at work than waving banners. But they’ve had enough.
Protesting Bill 119 in Hamilton, Ontarioby Robert Koci
Independent operators in Ontario mobilize to tell the Ontario government how they feel about the increased cost of doing business as a result of Bill 119
Mike Holmes Interview Part 1by Robert Koci
What Mike really thinks about contractors
Rob and Steve VIDEO: Moonlighting firefighters. Mike Holmes answers his critics.by Robert Koci
The first segment of our exclusive interview with Mike Holmes, as he responds to a barrage of criticism from Canadian Contractor readers. And Steve and Rob talk about moonlighting firefighters doing renovations for cash in their spare time… while they pocket gold-plated, public sector benefits packages.
Polling all contractorsby Robert Koci
You are an opinionated bunch
Canada's 'largest home improvement centre' launches inspirational publicationby Steve Payne
i Magazine is published by the people who are developing Improve Canada, which will feature 400 showrooms under one roof
Reno contractors in B.C. to get boost from HST dismantlingby Steve Payne
They will only have to charge the 5 per cent GST after April 1, not the 7 per cent PST that was part of the old HST