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Looking for a new pickup or panel van in the pre-EV era? There's still plenty of ICE around. Let's take a look at some options. The New Tacoma The 2024 Tacoma has a new look. Toyota Canada says the medium-sized pickup has been redesigned. The V6 is gone, replaced by two turbocharged four-cylinder engines. One of them is a hybrid, the...
The Liberal government has passed yet another piece of legislation that holds a place in “outrageous examples of wishful thinking by the Liberal government.” The Fighting Against Forced Labour and Child Labour in Supply Chains Act (the “Act”), formerly known as Bill S-211, comes into force after two derailed efforts from the Liberals to eradicate “modern slavery.” Earlier, Bill S-216 and Bill C-423 attempted to solve this issue, but never saw the light of the day.
The residential construction industry is facing the most challenging period it has ever encountered. The housing supply and affordability crunch continues, due to red tape, bureaucracy, excessive taxation, fees and levies and high interest rates, among myriad other reasons.
In researching and co-writing the book, Building Toronto's Skyline: Toronto Condominiums Through the Decades, I was fascinated by how the development of the condo and housing in the city were spurred by social, legislative, technical and economic factors.
By Sarah Caron, Director of Renovation Services, CHBA Renovators are a core group within CHBA’s membership. There are more than 1,000 renovator companies and nearly as many trade contractors in the association from coast to coast. At the national level, CHBA is your voice with the federal government, doing critical advocacy work to help your business. And we’re always looking...
By Leah Nord, Senior Director, Operations, CHBA We have a skilled labour shortage in Canada. The federal government has stated that we need to build 5.8 million homes over the next decade to address housing affordability and chronic lack of supply, which is double the housing starts annually we’d normally have. Yet, according to BuildForce Canada, 20 per cent of...
By Myha Truong-Regan, Head of Climate Research, RBC Climate Action Institute While towering steel-and-concrete structures once symbolized economic growth, they are now emblematic of the climate challenge that needs to be scaled. The extensive use of carbon-intensive cement, steel and aluminum in buildings has made it the third most emissions generating sector in Canada, accounting for 92 MT of CO2e, or...
Canadian Home Builders’ Association (CHBA) members have been building, developing, and renovating Canadian homes for generations. We are sharing the extraordinary contributions CHBA members make in their communities every day through our ongoing #CdnBuilt for Generations campaign. Here are a few recent stories. To read more stories follow our hashtag or visit blog.chba.ca/category/giving-back. CHBA Edmonton Region members complete two-day renovation...
Housing is a major concern of governments these days, particularly Canada’s chronic lack of housing supply. But it a took a lot of advocacy from CHBA at all three levels to help draw the link between deteriorating housing affordability and a shortage of supply.
So far through 2023, headline housing starts using seasonally adjusted rates have been stronger than anticipated – under much higher interest rates. However, data from the Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation (CMHC) shows that housing starts for the year to date (to October) in Canadian centres with a population of more than 10,000 people is down seven per cent compared to last year.