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NRC opens second round of code construction consultation

The National Research Council of Canada (NRC) has launched a public consultation on proposed changes to the national construction codes, including the National Building Code of Canada, National Energy Code of Canada for Buildings, and the National Plumbing Code of Canada, as of the beginning of 2020. This will include proposed changes that were not […]

U.S. Senate passes NAFTA 2.0

The United States’ Senate approved the new Canada-United States-Mexico Agreement – or more commonly referred to as CUSMA or NAFTA 2.0 – on Jan. 16. The vote was 89-10 in the senate. Canada is the last member of the deal to pass the agreement and is expected to do so within the coming months. It […]

NRC opens second round of consultations on construction codes

The National Research Council of Canada (NRC) has launched a public consultation on proposed changes to the national construction codes, including the National Building Code of Canada, National Energy Code of Canada for Buildings, and the National Plumbing Code of Canada, as of the beginning of 2020. This will include proposed changes that were not […]

CCA slams Supreme Court decision on reprisal clauses

The Canadian Construction Association (CCA) is “displeased” that the Supreme Court of Canada has dismissed an appeal by a Canadian contractor following a B.C. Supreme Court decision that upheld Burnaby, B.C.’s “reprisal clause” in tender documents. It excludes bids from contractors that have been in legal proceedings against the city within the previous two years. […]

Ont. launches new program to entice people into trades

The Ontario government has created a new public relations initiative to try and attract more people to the skilled trades. As part of the government’s “Open for Business, Open for Jobs” strategy, Monte McNaughton, minister of labour, training, and skills development, launched a marketing campaign on Jan. 10 to highlight the trades as a career […]