Construction Business

Alberta prompt payment comes into effect

Alberta has a new prompt payment framework, saying it ushers in payment timelines and a dispute resolution proces.
Ontario mulls its site redevelopment potential

Canadian Property Management

Ontario mulls its site redevelopment potential

A centralized agency will be tasked with identifying provincially owned sites with redevelopment potential, placing a priority on new uses that align with infrastructure initiatives.
Rent relief program targeted to mortgage commercial properties

Facility Cleaning & Maintenance

Cleaning tax credit proposed for U.S. businesses

The cleaning tax credit would allow businesses to expense equipment, staff training, PPE, and other related products until the end of March 2021.

Canadian Facility Management & Design

Ontario legislation ensures fair pay for government contractors

Ontario has introduced legislation to ensure that government contractors in building security, cleaning services and construction will be paid fair wages.


Ontario passes legislation to strengthen consumer protection

The Ontario government recently passed the Strengthening Protection for Ontario Consumers Act to strengthen protection for home buyers.


Ontario legislation replaces OMB with local appeal panels

Earlier this week, the Ontario government passed the Building Better Communities and Conserving Watersheds Act, 2017, legislation that will provide communities with a stronger voice in land-use planning.


Province strengthens consumer protection with new rules: OREA

The government of Ontario has introduced legislation that, if passed, will implement North America-leading rules in the province around how real estate professionals can represent consumers.


Proposed Alberta bill promotes buyer protection

New legislation was proposed in Alberta last week that would establish a builder licensing program to help consumers identify which home builders they can trust, and which they should avoid.


Ontario plans to regulate home inspectors

Ontario plans to introduce legislation this fall that would regulate the province’s home inspectors in order to provide better consumer protection.


Ontario passes Smart Growth legislation

On Dec. 3, the Ontario government passed legislation that intends to give the province’s residents more say in how the land in their communities will
Adrian Liu

Canadian Property Management

Understanding Canada’s new anti-spam law

Adrian Liu of Borden Ladner Gervais LLP discusses the Canada's new anti-spam law and shares three important things every property manager needs to know.

Canadian Property Management

Real estate industry tags Ontario election issues

The real estate industry names Ontario election issues that will affect the sector, and outlines how this election has killed some proposed bills.