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‘Open for business’: Doug Ford’s Conservatives win Ontario election

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‘Open for business’: Doug Ford’s Conservatives win Ontario election

Doug Ford, whose populist message of smaller government and tax cuts drew comparisons to Donald Trump, will be the next premier of Canada’s most populous province and economic engine. Ford’s Progressive Conservatives won 76 of Ontario’s 124 districts in Thursday’s election, according to Elections Ontario. His decisive win ends 15 years of Liberal Party rule, and his majority government will be able to run the province without the support of another party. Ford, 53, a former city councilor and...

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Election Act Changes 

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Election Act Changes 

Elections Ontario would like to remind landlords and condominium corporations about changes to the Election Act that allows candidates and canvassers access to multi-unit residential buildings. Under new legislation, a candidate, or his or her representative, is legally entitled to have access to the common areas of multiple-residence buildings that contain seven or more self-contained units (such as an apartment or condominium) to distribute materials and canvass residents during an electoral...

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Greenwin Names New Chief Operating Officer

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Greenwin Names New Chief Operating Officer

TORONTO, ON –  Greenwin Inc. announced that Senior Vice President, Residential Operations, Patrick Eratostene has been appointed Chief Operating Officer, a new position within Greenwin. Since 2012, Eratostene has run Greenwin’s blended housing portfolio, which includes the following asset categories: multi-residential, non-profit, affordable and Toronto Community Housing. “Patrick is a seasoned and trusted leader within our organization,” said Kris Boyce, CEO, Greenwin. “Having been with...

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Ontario Budget 2018 supports portable housing benefits

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Ontario Budget 2018 supports portable housing benefits

On March 28, Ontario Finance Minister Charles Sousa released the 2018 Ontario Budget, which included a substantial package of pre-election commitments funded by going back into deficit starting the next fiscal year. Of note for rental housing providers, Ontario committed to cost-match the Federal‐Provincial/Territorial Housing Partnership and the Canada Housing Benefit (previously the Investment in Affordable Housing program) under the National Housing Strategy. The NHS includes a Canada-wide...

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Doug Ford, Ex-Toronto Mayor’s Brother, to Lead Ontario PC Party

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Doug Ford, Ex-Toronto Mayor’s Brother, to Lead Ontario PC Party

Doug Ford, brother of former Toronto Mayor Rob, was named leader of Ontario’s Progressive Conservative Party three months ahead of a general election in Canada’s biggest province. The result was announced more than six hours after the scheduled time in suburban Toronto Saturday, after party members were asked to leave a rented hall because of problems tallying the votes. Ford edged out attorney and former provincial lawmaker Christine Elliott, party officials said in televised remarks. Ford is...

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FRPO STAFFING ANNOUNCEMENT

Posted in Appointments, Association News, Communications, Employment, Events, Newsworthy

FRPO STAFFING ANNOUNCEMENT

We would like to take this opportunity to announce the departure of Jim Murphy as President and CEO of the Federation of Rental Housing Providers and Paul Fogolin as Vice-President Government and Industry Relations.  We wish both of them all the best in their future endeavours. On behalf of our Board of Directors, we wish to thank you for your ongoing support of FRPO and the work we together do to improve the rental housing industry in Ontario.  Our strength is our membership and our continued...

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Canada Says It Won’t Take Just Any Deal in Nafta Talks

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Canada Says It Won’t Take Just Any Deal in Nafta Talks

Foreign Affairs Minister Chrystia Freeland laid out Canada’s core objectives in a renegotiated North American Free Trade Agreement and signaled the country won’t accept “just any deal’’ as it prepares for talks to begin later this week. Speaking Monday in Ottawa, Freeland said she hopes the three sides — the U.S., Canada and Mexico — can keep what is good about the current agreement, while using the negotiations to modernize the pact. Among Canada’s six main objectives is a desire...

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NDP to form a government in B.C., Liberals out after 16 years

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NDP to form a government in B.C., Liberals out after 16 years

The NDP will form a minority government in British Columbia after the Liberals were defeated Thursday in a non-confidence vote in the legislature, sending them to the Opposition benches for the first time in 16 years. Premier-designate John Horgan emerged from a meeting with Lt.-Gov. Judith Guichon to say he was asked to form a government after reaching a deal with the Green party on a legislative agenda. Horgan, 57, had a wide smile on his face, his supporters erupting into cheers as he...

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What to expect when the B.C. legislature is recalled June 22

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What to expect when the B.C. legislature is recalled June 22

B.C. Premier Christy Clark announced last week she would recall the B.C. legislature on June 22 – about six weeks after a provincial election that saw the Liberals fail to secure a majority government.   Normally, after a government is elected, the first order of business is to secure a Speaker. No party is obligated to volunteer one of their members, but if nobody does, experts say another election will likely be called. “What we would normally expect is members would go into the legislature...

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National Apartment Association Recognizes Yardi Founder

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National Apartment Association Recognizes Yardi Founder

Award acknowledges CEO Anant Yardi’s nearly 40 years of work supporting the apartment industry The National Apartment Association (NAA) honored Anant Yardi’s service to the apartment industry with a rare Lifetime Achievement Award. The accolade was presented to Mr. Yardi, Founder and President of Yardi Systems, at a luncheon in National Harbor, Maryland, on Nov. 11. NAA Chairman of the Board Marc Ross presented the award. “The Lifetime Achievement Award is NAA’s most prestigious honor. It is...

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