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April 16, 2015 - Canadian municipalities issued building permits worth $6.1 billion in February, edging down 0.9% from the previous month. This was the second consecutive monthly decline. Lower construction intentions in Quebec, Ontario and Alberta were responsible for the decrease at the national level.
March 10, 2015 - The total value of building permits issued by Canadian municipalities fell 12.9% to $6.1 billion in January, following a 6.1% increase the previous month. Lower construction intentions for non-residential buildings in Alberta, British Columbia and Ontario were responsible for much of the national decline.
Feb. 6, 2015 - Contractors took out building permits worth $7.1 billion in December, up 7.7% from November. This followed a 13.6% decline the previous month. The increase in December resulted mostly from higher construction intentions in the non-residential sector in Alberta and British Columbia.
Jan. 16, 2015 - If you hire temporary or unpaid workers, Ontario's just-proclaimed Bill 18, Stronger Workplaces for a Stronger Economy Act, has expanded your health and safety responsibilities. Some are already in effect. Here’s what you need to know.
Jan. 12, 2015 - Municipalities issued building permits worth $6.6 billion in November, down 13.8% from October, following two consecutive monthly increases. Widespread declines in both the non-residential and residential sectors in several provinces were responsible for the decrease in November.
Dec. 11, 2014 - The total value of building permits was $7.5 billion in October, edging up 0.7% from September. The increase came mainly from higher construction intentions in British Columbia, Alberta and Saskatchewan.
Nov. 27, 2014 - Industry Minister James Moore has announced $9 million to support manufacturers in southern Ontario. This investment will help manufacturers do what they do best – innovate, grow, create jobs and compete globally.
Nov. 25, 2014 - The Fair Construction campaign launched on Thursday, to forewarn municipalities that could be targeted next by construction labour monopolies - a growing and alarming trend in Southwestern Ontario.
Nov. 13, 2014 - Municipalities issued building permits worth $7.5 billion in September, up 12.7% from August, following a 27.3% decrease the previous month. The increase in September resulted primarily from higher construction intentions for both non-residential and residential buildings in Ontario.
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Oct. 7, 2014 - The total value of building permits issued by Canadian municipalities fell 27.3% to $6.7 billion in August, following three months of double-digit increases.
Oct. 2, 2014 - Delegates at the recent Glass Association of North America fall conference in Toronto viewed a video produced by the U.S. vinyl siding institute addressing recent complaints of vinyl siding melting. The video points the finger squarely at low-E glass, essentially claiming that the increased heat reflection from low-E is to blame for the problem. GANA delegates said the video's claims oversimplified the problem and the association plans its own educational presentation on the matter.
Sept. 3, 2014 - A record 1.3 million Canadians, or 1 in 14 workers, now make their living in construction, BuildForce Canada announced today, as the country gets set to celebrate Labour Day and the contribution of its workers.
Aug. 19, 2014 - Premier Kathleen Wynne was in Stratford along with Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs Minister Jeff Leal on Monday to announce how the Ontario government is going to provide small, rural and northern municipalities with stable, annual funding needed to build and repair essential core infrastructure.
Aug. 7, 2014 - Contractors took out building permits worth $8 billion in June, up 13.5 per cent from May. The June increase was mainly due to higher construction intentions for institutional and industrial buildings in Quebec and commercial buildings in Alberta. The value of non-residential building permits rose 32.5 per cent to $3.8 billion in June, a third consecutive monthly gain. Quebec was responsible for most of the growth at the national level. Declines were recorded in six provinces, with Manitoba and Ontario posting the largest decreases. Both provinces reported sharp gains in May.

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