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
2013 resolutions for the tech-savvy contractorby Steve Payne
Smartphone, tablet, camera. Three almost-essential tools for today’s renovation contractor.
Rob's 3 biggest mistakes as a renovation contractor (VIDEO)by Steve Payne
Rob learned the hard way as a renovator. His 3 biggest mistakes will never be yours if you watch this.
Home Hardware rolling out its contractor trade showsby Robert Koci
Home Hardware’s contractor shows are now rolling out across Canada. They offer a chance to see hot new products, watch demos, and network with your fellow construction professionals
What women want when you renovate for themby Steve Payne
Women make the majority of home improvement decisions. So you have to know how to sell to them and build for them.
What was on contractors' minds in 2012: Our top 6 stories of the yearby Steve Payne
From Mike Holmes, to double digit sales taxes, to the Ontario College of Trades, there were a lot of stories that got our readers riled up.
How your moulding is made: VIDEOby Robert Koci
See how they make moulding at Royal Woodworking, a moulding manufacturer in Bradford, Ontario.
Paul Bremer is a great renovator, and this is why I knowby Robert Koci
Referrals are like gold to any renovator, but this Christmas present trumps gold