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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.
July 24, 2014 - Starting July 1, your ability to use email as a marketing or fundraising tool was significantly restricted. Canada’s Anti-Spam Legislation (CASL) came into effect and with it some of the world’s strictest anti-spam rules. For a better idea of how these new rules will affect your email marketing campaigns to both consumers and other businesses, download the Anti-Spam Toolkit or a checklist for CASL-compliant email marketing here.
July 10, 2014 - Municipalities issued building permits worth $6.9 billion in May, up 13.8 per cent from April. This followed a 2.2 per cent rise in the previous month. The increase in May resulted primarily from higher construction intentions for commercial buildings in Ontario and Manitoba, as well as multi-family dwellings in British Columbia. The total value of permits has been on a slight upward trend since the beginning of 2014.
May 21, 2014 - Come this July, your ability to use email as a marketing or fundraising tool will be significantly restricted. Canada’s Anti-Spam Legislation (CASL) comes into effect July 1 and with it some of the world’s strictest anti-spam rules. For a better idea of how these new rules will affect your email marketing campaigns to both consumers and other businesses, download the Anti-Spam Toolkit or a checklist for CASL-compliant email marketing here.
May 21, 2014 - Contractors took out $6.0 billion worth of building permits in March, down 3.0% from February. The March decline followed an 11.3% decrease the previous month. Lower construction intentions in the non-residential sector in six provinces, led by Ontario, more than offset a gain in the residential sector.

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