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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.
Dec. 15, 2014 - Ontario Auditor General, Bonnie Lysyk, late Wednesday December 9th, released her 2014 Annual Report.  Figuring prominently in the report is the assessment that Ontario is paying significantly more for its public infrastructure using public-private- partnerships (Alternative Financing and Procurement) than it would if it were to contract out the work and manage the projects itself.
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. 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.
Oct. 21, 2014 -Paul Bélanger, Commissioner of the Elliot Lake Inquiry, recently released his final report in to the Algo Centre Mall parking deck roof collapse of June, 2012. The Inquiry Report makes 71 recommendations; many that would significantly strengthen the regulation of Ontario’s engineering profession.
I adopted the term “Urban Everest” after reading about the distinct trend in some very large cities around the globe, including some in Canada, to build tall – very tall.
The OGMA’s support for Canadian veterans strikes a nerve.
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.

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