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1. New fines for turning away canvassers take effect

With the writ due to drop in Ontario’s provincial election this week, apartment landlords and condo corporations that turn canvassers away from multi-residential buildings risk fines under recently changed rules. Ontario’s Election Act has been updated since the last provincial election to establish administrative penalties starting at $500 for first-time infractions and escalating up to $1,000 and $2,000 for second and third infractions, respectively.

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2. Rebuilding the rental housing industry

Despite the silent majority of satisfied tenants living in quality accommodations across Canada, often it’s the ugly side of the rental housing industry that fills our news feeds. Unforeseen rent hikes, squalid conditions, lax security, wrongful evictions, gentrification, and the tyranny of money-hungry management. Read More »

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3. Commercial buildings stuck at GHG status quo

Commercial buildings aren’t making much contribution to Canada’s efforts to reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions to 30 per cent below 2005 levels by 2030. Read More »

4. The Cannabis Act: What employers need to know
The impending legalization of recreational marijuana presents challenging and unchartered territory for many employers in Canada. The forthcoming Cannabis Act, AKA Bill C-45, raises a number of questions regarding workplace safety and impairment, particularly for jobs that have the potential to place employees in harm’s way. Read More »
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5. 2018 Governor General’s Medals in Architecture
The 2018 Governor General’s Medals in Architecture celebrate outstanding projects that span the country from rural Nova Scotia to Whistler, B.C. Read More »
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