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B.C. residential development takes tax hit

The British Columbia government expects to collect about $520 million in new annual revenue through additional residential property taxes and property transfer taxes. The measures, outlined in the 2018-19 provincial budget last week, are part of an effort to deter some of the forces driving housing prices upward and find funds to maintain and bolster affordable stock.

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2. BMO opening urban campus in Toronto Eaton Centre

The Bank of Montreal is transforming a four-storey space at CF Toronto Eaton Centre into a high-tech urban campus that will also repurpose part of the old Sears Canada store. Read More »

3. New funding for women in skilled trades

Three new programs, announced earlier this week in the 2018 federal budget, will inform women about apprenticeship programs, dispense financial grants for training and provide resources as they move into the workforce. Read More »

4. New mandatory condo forms attract criticism
New mandatory forms for carrying out certain activities in condo corporations in Ontario have attracted criticism from board directors and lawyers for being hard to find, understand and use. These frustrations were on full display at a CAI Canada seminar. Read More »
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5. GBCI Canada opens in second largest market for LEED
Green Business Certification Inc. and the Canada Green Building Council have formed GBCI Canada to accelerate green building market transformation and impact in Canada. Read More »
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