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April 22, 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 24, 2015 - The Small Business Challenge is back, shining a spotlight on Canada’s brightest entrepreneurs and the challenges they face. The annual contest is an opportunity for Canadian small business owners to showcase their unique business ideas to a nationwide audience and get help overcoming the barriers standing in their way.
If you are an architectural glass and aluminum glazing contractor, a fabricator of glass products or a manufacturer of aluminum architectural metal products, it’s looking like you are in for one wild ride in 2015.
As urban noise levels have steadily increasing over the past two decades, window, door and sealed glazing unit manufacturers have done a remarkably good job in their efforts to improve the acoustic performance of their products.
Certification programs should focus on worker education.
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.
In November, the Ontario Glass & Metal Association hosted a multi-topic seminar where the 65 people who attended took away a ton of informative, valuable and eye opening information. 
The well-publicized collapse of the Algo shopping mall
Glass Canada is reaching out to those who design our great glazing projects.
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 - Economic Action Plan 2014 proposes to create the Canada Apprentice Loan by expanding the Canada Student Loans Program to provide apprentices registered in Red Seal trades with access to over $100 million in interest-free loans each year.
Dec. 17, 2014 - Mattamy Homes Ltd.  has entered into an agreement to purchase Monarch Corporation, the Canadian division of U.S. homebuilder Taylor Morrison Home Corporation.
I recently received a communiqué from the Canadian Glass Association (CGA) stating that a group from the United States named The Green Advantage Environmental Certification Organization is in the process of putting together the “Green Advantage International Glazier Certification” program that they intend to promote throughout the U.S. and Canada.
The federal government and, to a somewhat lesser degree, non-profit agencies have been actively stimulating research and development activities for many years using provisions within the Income Tax Act.
Industry legend Bob Maltby has shared his knowledge in a new book.

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