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StatsCan building permit report


March 7, 2013 – Statistics Canada says municipalities issued building permits worth $5.8 billion in January, up 1.7 per cent from December. The increase in the residential sector more than offset a decrease in the non-residential sector. Despite the advance, the total value of building permits has been trending downwards since October 2012. The increase in construction intentions came from every province except Alberta and Quebec. New Brunswick posted the largest advance followed closely by Saskatchewan and British Columbia.