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Trade war history is not on Justin Trudeau’s side

Posted in Bylaws / Regulations, Communications, Development, Employment, Finance, Housing, Industry Trends, Ministry Of Labour, Newsworthy, Tax Law

Trade war history is not on Justin Trudeau’s side

In 1969, Canadian Prime Minister Pierre Trudeau reflected on his country’s relationship with the United States in a speech to the Washington Press Club. “Living next to you is in some ways like sleeping with an elephant,” he said. “No matter how friendly and even-tempered is the beast…one is affected by every twitch and grunt.” His son Justin Trudeau, the current prime minister, might be tempted to describe the U.S. in even more colourful terms, given his recent diplomatic row with the Trump...

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Landlord Licensing Fees Result in Whopping Rent Increase

Posted in Bylaws / Regulations, Communications, Finance, Housing, Industry Trends, Legal, Legislation, Maintenance, Ministry Of Labour, Real Estate Law, Rent Control, Restoration, Retrofit, Suite Renovations, Tax Law, Tenancy Law

Landlord Licensing Fees Result in Whopping Rent Increase

The City of Waterloo is by far the greediest of all municipalities when it comes to the charges levied under its Landlord Licensing By-law.  Waterloo’s licensing fee and mandatory charges (the bulk of which go to its bureaucratic “cousin”, the Electrical Safety Authority) amount to over $1,000 per townhouse unit and are imposed on a “per bedroom” basis (the more bedrooms the higher the fee).  The fees are imposed on “converted residential dwellings”...

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Canada Post union leaders frustrated by lack of answers at annual meeting

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Canada Post union leaders frustrated by lack of answers at annual meeting

Story by: Ross Marowits in Montreal and Terry Pedwell in Ottawa, The Canadian Press Union leaders attending Canada Post’s annual meeting were left frustrated Friday as the Crown corporation refused to provide details on its calculations on the cost of the union’s latest contract proposals. Canada Post has estimated the union’s demands surrounding pensions and pay equity would cost $1 billion. CUPW president Mike Palecek repeatedly asked Canada Post officials to spell out how...

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Liberals’ Relationship With Unionized Workers Under Pressure

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Liberals’ Relationship With Unionized Workers Under Pressure

Justin Trudeau said he was convinced unionized workers would vote Liberal. The Liberal leader was about to fly to a campaign stop on the east coast instead of taking part in any Labour Day activities, and there were six weeks left in the election campaign. It was enough time to convince organized labour to back the Liberals instead of the New Democrats, he said at the time. The Liberals respected organized labour, he added, vowing a new relationship after years of abysmal relations under the...

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2014 RHB APARTMENT GUIDE: EXTERIORS

Posted in Development, Exterior Building, Industry Trends, Insurance, Maintenance, Ministry Of Labour, Newsworthy, Professional Services, Restoration, Retrofit, Roofing

2014 RHB APARTMENT GUIDE: EXTERIORS

The 2014 RHB Apartment Guide – Exteriors serves to inform Canadian apartment building owners and managers on how to maintain, renovate and upgrade their properties, with the focus on the building’s exterior. This guide provides strategies, direction and tips on what to do, what to look for and what to avoid, as well as the importance of building maintenance and capital work. To ensure that this guide contains the most current and pertinent information, RHB worked in collaboration with Geoff...

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