Regulations

safety compliance

CondoBusiness

Safety compliance for condo corporations

As employers, condo corporations can be prosecuted under the ‘general duty’ clause, even when complying with OHSA safety compliance regulations.
regulatory load

Canadian Property Management

OSC filers surveyed on their regulatory load

Issuers, registrants, investors and affiliated stakeholders are invited to submit written comments to the Ontario Securities Commission's Burden Reduction Task Force.
litter audit condominium apartment

CondoBusiness

Alberta introduces stronger protection for condo buyers

On October 12, the Alberta government approved the first stage of new regulations that will better protect condominium buyers in the province.
Infrared Thermal and real Image of Radiator Heater and a window on a building

Canadian Apartment Magazine

Thermal metering regulations coming to Canada

While oversight of electricity and gas metering has been in place for quite some time, thermal metering has remained unchecked in Canada. But not for long.
short-term rental

CondoBusiness

Proposed short-term rental regs see early support

Proposed regulations for short-term rentals in Toronto saw early signs of support, with a few exceptions, when a staff report went before executive committee.
liquor laws complicate retail leases

Canadian Property Management

New B.C. liquor laws complicate retail leases

Amendments to the provincial Liquor Control and Licensing Regulation allow all types of businesses to apply for a liquor license — potentially giving physical store locations an extra perk to counter online competition, but also increasing landlords' risks under the Occupiers Liability Act.
CO2 with earth globe.

Canadian Property Management

Complex alternative to carbon tax questioned

Commercial and multi-residential real estate owners will catch a significant share of the fallout from Ontario's pending cap-and-trade system, but a projected natural gas price increase in the range of $0.84 to $1.05 per gigajoule is lower than carbon tax rates in British Columbia or Alberta.
regulations

CondoBusiness

B.C. real estate consumers protected by new regs

British Columbia Finance Minister Michael de Jong recently announced new regulations that will help real estate consumers make informed decisions about contract assignments before accepting
UL Environment

Building Strategies & Sustainability

Rule tweak proposed for gas furnace retrofits

Proposed amendments to Canada's energy efficiency regulations would introduce more stringent minimum performance standards for 20 categories of appliances and equipment and modify some problematic existing requirements.
REMI

Building Strategies & Sustainability

Energy efficiency standards generate debate

Green building sector defends energy efficiency standards after Fraser Institute calls them cost inefficient and promotes direct emission caps at GHG source
Saskatchewan

REMI Network

Saskatchewan adopts new environmental code

Saskatchewan has adopted an innovative environmental code, reflecting the province’s new results-based approach to environmental regulation. Project developers will adhere to the same environmental standards