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1. Ontario aims to relax scrutiny of accessibility
Proposed new instructions for land use planning in Ontario would downgrade the required scrutiny of accessibility. Where municipal Official Plans have been expected to give directions for “identifying, preventing and removing land use barriers” that could keep people with disabilities and seniors from fully participating in society, the modified policy would call for the less specific step of “addressing land use barriers”.

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2. Condo sales lead record quarter in Quebec

It was a significant quarter for residential sales in Quebec. According to a report by the Quebec Professional Association of Real Estate Brokers (QPAREB), the province experienced an 8 per cent uptick in residential property sales compared to the same period in 2018 – the largest quarterly increase in sales since the third quarter of 2005.  Read More »

3. More Canadians seeking properties for investment or recreation

A new survey of RE/MAX brokers and agents has found that recreational properties across Canada are seeing a healthy year-over-year price increase, with 74 per cent of regions surveyed experiencing an uptick.
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4. Legal challenge of B.C.’s labour model proceeds

The legal challenge of the B.C. NDP’s Community Benefits Agreement (CBA) model will proceed to the B.C. Supreme Court. The decision is positive news for the petitioners, which include a broad range of industry stakeholders. Read More »

5. Quebec postpones sprinkler requirement for private seniors’ homes
Owners of privately owned retirement homes will have an extra two years to meet a sprinkler requirement set by the province in the wake of a major fire in January 2014 that claimed the lives of 32 seniors in L’Isle-Verte, Quebec. Read More »
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