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2019

March 2019, CBC News Toronto: Ontario contractors say shortage of skilled labour slowing growth of companies https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/toronto/skilled-labour-construction-workers-shortage-ontario-construction-secretariat-report-1.5054456?__vfz=medium%3Dsharebar&fbclid=IwAR0cZC0J572sqB0vpS9AyTjLC41dHb2DqqXgo6wcfiUs7KXtC1TwPNCKmvY

March 2019, BC GOV News: Code changes create jobs, opportunities in B.C forest communities https://news.gov.bc.ca/releases/2019PREM0024-000383?fbclid=IwAR1fJXnAUnOGs3jN49TZPQ56UKYgXGykO_C3Lf18EmjIDBNdrogS6JPTU8o

March 2019, KJZZ.com: Less time to escape: New homes burn up to 4 times faster than older homes https://kjzz.com/news/local/less-time-to-escape-as-newer-homes-burn-up-to-4-times-faster-than-older-homes?fbclid=IwAR2HsrKLsigZdofWC5S03F70O7UPQafeM8wEAYt1bcyArUePVsziFPdu7EE

March 2019, CBC News Manitoba: Manitoba scraps legislation that would have made home warranties mandatory https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/manitoba/manitoba-home-warranty-act-legislation-1.5049584?fbclid=IwAR22Cv_gKw-On55gbsMZ52ztj-tNz6NH-n1vMY7in_lnBQn8fg_U-ltD-9s

February 2019, Western investor: Mass-timber, modular homes aim to fill a housing need https://www.westerninvestor.com/news/british-columbia/mass-timber-modular-laneway-homes-aim-to-fill-a-housing-need-1.23649241?fbclid=IwAR3aQ1xjFl0yiUSdd2ne4nQ_GrinN-5mudxAAJ7_6KyH22FABN09KHMit24

CTV News Ottawa Video: Homeowner warns of hidden damage to home from Tornado https://ottawa.ctvnews.ca/video?clipId=1628112&binId=1.1164511&playlistPageNum=1#_gus&_gucid=&_gup=Facebook&_gsc=gaDxaQT

February 2019, CBC News Ottawa: Coach home builder leaves customers in the lurch https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/ottawa/construction-coach-homes-granny-flats-lawsuits-ottawa-1.5033886?fbclid=IwAR0gc-2RD_zgHW9o4OhA6Y47_-NeWZWwU1fu6_dyCbSLv9OVTqWt74YlMek

February 2019, The Globe and Mail: Canadian, U.S regulators asleep at the switch as monopolies thrive https://www.theglobeandmail.com/business/commentary/article-canadian-us-regulators-asleep-at-the-switch-as-monopolies-thrive/?cmpid=rss&utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=twitter&fbclid=IwAR2NhyyR3_1D_7mIbYIF7031yg8G8nCv3K2prs4FxzMpsSXw_R3FHnCqk8Y

February 2019, CBC News Calgary: Leaky condo owners wonder: Where’s the accountability? https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/calgary/calgary-leaky-condo-special-assessments-city-engineer-inspections-1.5034644?fbclid=IwAR0LM7PxrYdWfyWSG8Dtkn05wj_ux67IE7fMd8r1Xs9Q7p2iWTfDdtXOduw

February 2019, The Star Halifax: In the wake of deadly Halifax blaze, fire professionals call for sprinklers in all new homes
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February 2019, National Observer: Doug Ford shuts service that helps Ontario citizens fight wealthy developers https://www.nationalobserver.com/2019/02/22/news/doug-ford-shuts-service-helps-ontario-citizens-fight-wealthy-developers?fbclid=IwAR3dgEWMwV_Z_qB6VsWxp6y8GZC7MuVRiESVpoCkbbJsKHef9_Dn2tFyAcY

February 2019, CBC News Thunder Bay: Federal government, Cat Lake First Nation reach agreement to repair, replace substandard housing https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/thunder-bay/cat-lake-minister-thunder-bay-meeting-1.5028058?fbclid=IwAR2K3L-eIk7Hp5Zx5PyMDEjyOE_LG8fMaB0QIkMfHJdpfVKD7dc5vBzHtXY

February 2019, CBC News Thunder Bay: ‘She lived on a hill of mould’: Family raises concerns after Cat Lake First Nation woman’s death https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/thunder-bay/cat-lake-death-1.5026582?fbclid=IwAR27tvev5k5ZXqHXOllJJ3_lTwJoQOzzoY88lJbjIm7WUxg9vcV9CM5-lbQ

February 2019, The Star: Province says it will fix ‘broken’ new home warranty program, may open Tarion up to competition
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February 2019, Ontario NDP: New home buyers deserve better than vague promises to improve consumer protection: NDP MPP https://www.ontariondp.ca/news/new-home-buyers-deserve-better-vague-promises-improve-consumer-protection-ndp-mpp?fbclid=IwAR1tgTajQKl7lzFl8m0eJ9DZcLrTJcXPRbNpcGAeEubJZ9G68w2–jl2uq0

February 2019, CTC News: Liberals promise $638M for urban Indigenous housing https://www.ctvnews.ca/politics/liberals-promise-638m-for-urban-indigenous-housing-1.4305101#_gus&_gucid=&_gup=Facebook&_gsc=Svf9jDF

February 2019, sudbury.com: Roof collapses near Lively due to heavy snow https://www.sudbury.com/local-news/roof-collapses-near-lively-due-to-heavy-snow-1250502?fbclid=IwAR1dYGGnf5GylAHpoaEGdSJkTIQ823SFW92MkrEYQJp4SZtVtoVvOU3w-NA

February 2019, CBC News Calgary: Calgary condo owners, facing millions in repair bills, find out their builder isn’t who they thought it was https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/calgary/calgary-condominium-repairs-cardel-panorama-west-lawsuit-1.5018766?fbclid=IwAR1ClG70QwluB7djklKH1dNEBtv8K9J0G1SRGfp3lJvTeCKiu8q_16vgZ_w

February 2019, CBC News Indigenous: ‘Nothing has been done ‘to save remote First Nation from mould, leaders complain https://www.cbc.ca/news/indigenous/nothing-has-been-done-to-save-remote-first-nation-from-mould-leaders-complain-1.5022214?fbclid=IwAR1berAy7rDXph_CWnnlTKHtqSYQ5vvSFKyKFCUyRVhxfQ-CAFkKK_tjBVs

February 2019, CTV News: ‘I trusted them’: Tiny homes-maker accused of scamming customers of hundreds of thousands https://www.ctvnews.ca/canada/i-trusted-them-tiny-homes-maker-accused-of-scamming-customers-of-hundreds-of-thousands-1.4286726?fbclid=IwAR0fvoLmViv0HR-5nfIOBRQAX4XZYMNX4qlz6gf7BaTa1pCk5u31XA2OIE0

February 2019, CBC News Toronto: Falling glass shuts down area near downtown tower https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/toronto/falling-glass-york-street-building-1.5016136?fbclid=IwAR3Az2fYiHiidqgLkAbKRVsbBYAG2MrTdCGA5tmTWkc3HufsZT4zmmRqmY4

February 2019, azfamily.com: Newer houses burn faster than older homes https://www.azfamily.com/news/investigations/cbs_5_investigates/newer-houses-burn-faster-than-older-homes/article_7025ddb0-2dbe-11e9-863e-e36217653269.html?utm_medium=social&utm_source=facebook&utm_campaign=user-share&fbclid=IwAR2bmGVKkek6XTT-NBhRgUsLWtcNKxxeUlEOeiV9ncovpW2jizgeqHqbnwg

February 2019, CBC News Indigenous: Widespread mould causing ‘health disaster’ in remote First Nation, MP says https://www.cbc.ca/news/indigenous/cat-lake-first-nation-mould-1.5009079?fbclid=IwAR0qxbiB1EVPhwOroZafInZcXJN40vGLFi9KbtRxJ2sYnfClQ052saMenN0

January 2019, Fox News: Former Olympic hockey player says radon caused stage 4 lung cancer https://www.foxnews.com/health/former-olympic-hockey-player-says-radon-caused-stage-4-four-lung-cancer?fbclid=IwAR275QkCDNjtpKmPn-SFzuWnNSXJl6QPbkGMkieHFO1Lo0WsiXW8Tcy8OpU

January 2019, CBC News Ottawa: Fresh funding for Gatineau groups providing long-term tornado relief https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/ottawa/tornado-recovery-funding-gatineau-1.4991118?fbclid=IwAR2drbeYj3bOZRiQym9KCObFjx_ZQqxkhIDDOKdxIkON5YhTw4ckgB9tznM

January 2019, The Star: Developer behind cancelled Icona condos applies to build similar project on the same site
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January 2019, The Hamilton Spectator: Burlington reaches $2-million settlement with condo owners https://www.thespec.com/news-story/9119745-burlington-reaches-2-million-settlement-with-condo-owners/?fbclid=iwar2qbuivttxrfuhdwp_9dwo9adk8ydvlnolib1a6cmhz62b9n_eongtdr2a#.XDnOadad7pA.facebook

January 2019, CBC News Nova Scotia: There’s $97M waiting for homeowners with Kitec plumbing. Why don’t they claim it? https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/nova-scotia/class-action-settlement-kitec-plumbing-1.4971290?fbclid=IwAR3LaEUU-7diJryrhB62X90p_fD7_BzmWsHM74ljY5Gw9yWxiD7cZvug03k

January 2017, REMonline.com: Home inspector ordered to pay $18,645 to buyer https://www.remonline.com/home-inspector-ordered-pay-18645-buyer/?fbclid=IwAR0kcBHhGbXZXcIHFDNaVQtbcwBXed-ZJyNpxQ2MKnP90nHUK0xHtUnAu20


2018

Toronto Star, Dec 14, 2018: McGibbon project officially cancelled due to ‘circumstances beyond our control,’ developer says
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CBC News: Dec 05, 2018: Ontario safety agency failing to do its job properly, says auditor general Lysyk said the province is falling short in its oversight of the Technical Standards and Safety Authority https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/toronto/tssa-auditor-general-report-1.4933359?fbclid=IwAR0RdvpNJ6BRsfSjilHX-_OCp48gw-qiURCNqv3bODrykz4JN2hRliRrheY

CBC News Ottawa, August 22, 2018: Cardinal Creek homeowners locked in battle with builder: Mould, cracks, leaks, mice among new homebuyers’ complaints https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/ottawa/home-construction-defects-tamarack-cardinal-creek-1.4789234?fbclid=IwAR2NP_xXcu2Rh7r9gzq2F8Su9M10DwYJYePodI-2cl3rvZRCxAn_ocAfzuw

Canadian Contractor, November 28, 2018: When it comes to building codes, we get what we tolerate Casey Edge questions Canada’s building code review process https://www.canadiancontractor.ca/canadian-contractor/when-it-comes-to-building-codes-we-get-what-we-tolerate/1003284716/?fbclid=IwAR0o0UoqbvYIwGqbZ3kSuPRPKPo3UqKttOfTV9lxHLk-BGTR9m7DITTrWKQ

November 28, 2018, CTV News: British Columbia invests in 1,100 new homes for Indigenous residents https://www.ctvnews.ca/canada/british-columbia-invests-in-1-100-new-homes-for-indigenous-residents-1.4191304#_gus&_gucid=&_gup=Facebook&_gsc=2FvZFjH

CBC News, Nov 22, 2018: Igloolik children covered in sores because of black mould in public housing unit: Nunavut gov’t has spent $12M to date inspecting hundreds of houses in the territory https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/north/mould-igloolik-nunavut-housing-1.4913795?fbclid=IwAR2E2XY3zwrA_VwTUNzfSBSrdJhsVd9-hv6_VbREVt3HfsiXKs6hqeI4B1o

Nov 17, 2018, The Guardian: Is there a crisis of quality in new-build homes? Is there a crisis of quality in new-build homes? https://www.theguardian.com/money/2018/nov/17/quality-build-homes-charles-church-buyers?CMP=share_btn_fb&fbclid=IwAR2zU5zD-3tdgeda6e28xKxSn6DvD-wW9ubaVC6LT3WOhQcqRUUrdWA1WFE

Nov 12, 2018, The Hamilton Spectator: Don’t kill the College of Trades Abolition would be a mistake and disrespectful of employment potential, writes Tim Armstrong https://www.thespec.com/opinion-story/9029009-don-t-kill-the-college-of-trades/?fbclid=iwar2q8qqmstanyyt25rozxnbntiy0vfrd1zueuhdlpfhojyn7g9ehqftvt08#.W-14HCaKXPA.facebook

Nov 9, 2018, Ottawa Sun: Almost a hundred Gatineau families are still homeless in the wake of the tornado https://ottawasun.com/news/local-news/tornadoes-add-to-rental-market-woes-in-gatineau-and-probably-in-ottawa-too/wcm/720cd140-65d0-40b1-95e4-4c16a09e2534

CBC News Ottawa, Mar 8, 2018, video: Advocate on Homeowner Stress: Karen Somerville, president of Canadians for Properly Built Homes, describes what she’s seen. https://www.cbc.ca/player/play/1303519811816/?fbclid=IwAR3yY_YsHOFRv1rmGb_Z_n4f7N_LK8oEDHr34Pd7XPyUxjF6mbRqyiQ4cQo

Ottawa Sun, Nov 7, 2018:  The only elevator in this 10-storey apartment building hasn’t worked since https://ottawasun.com/news/local-news/ontarios-new-elevator-law-is-stuck-between-floors/wcm/94d71bd1-fd9b-4c25-b3b6-9ac41a10641c

CBC News, Mar 23, 2018: Health Canada rejects claim that new radon gas standards put Canadians at risk Canadian Home Builders’ Association warns of ‘severe and immediate health problems … even death’ https://www.cbc.ca/news/politics/radon-gas-basement-homebuilders-1.4585844?fbclid=IwAR1rKQc2dyBd9dChFxw3auyi9kU3Ba5ExThbS7pJfjDrBHqRNCb58ww4N9U

CBC News, Oct 28, 2018: Quebecers indifferent to dangers of radon, need to protect their homes, expert warns

The radioactive gas is a leading cause of lung cancer, yet few willing to take its dangers seriously https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/montreal/quebecers-indifferent-to-dangers-of-radon-need-to-protect-their-homes-expert-warns-1.4881652?fbclid=IwAR2usVHrOM3xcPpiyxVy_ZTWptXZjxKDm7HeT3-l-TMmOLgPoV6PhGoovq0

The Globe and Mail, Oct 19, 2018: For some, buying a presale condo is a gamble  https://www.theglobeandmail.com/real-estate/the-market/article-for-some-buying-a-presale-condo-is-a-gamble/?fbclid=IwAR2C8qyxoS0_-3HEZG375dpX6a9jlBFX9RHIkjTsl71vaA0O3fEv7eQLxrg

CBC News, Oct 1, 2018: Asbestos found in storm-damaged Gatineau building Rain that came with Sept. 21 storms would have hindered its spread h ttps://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/ottawa/gatineau-buildings-damaged-tornadoes-asbestos-1.4844950?fbclid=IwAR0iLmtD_MFdHYg9RyMqgZMslleLeAjdwZoA3IlkDHJ72TNdmmF95fu5Muw

Toronto Star, Sept 27, 2018:This condo developer collected millions in deposits — and hasn’t built anything
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Global News, Sept 11, 2018: This small metal bracket could mitigate tornado damage https://globalnews.ca/news/4440307/planning-committee-oks-adding-building-code-staff-amidst-shortage/?fbclid=IwAR2sCnYJzVkQ4auewGHrlRdDQ_crrixzXfXPd94fQyNDFYnhJ6JrtdX_bHs

Toronto Star, Sept 19, 2018: Condo buyers call for better protections as second major Vaughan condo project killed
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CTV News, Sept 19, 2018: A new condominium development in the City of Vaughan has been cancelled, leaving more than 1000 buyers in limbo https://toronto.ctvnews.ca/luxury-condo-development-cancelled-more-than-1-000-buyers-in-limbo-1.4101233#_gus&_gucid=&_gup=Facebook&_gsc=gQqalIQ

CBC News Ottawa, Sept 19, 2018: Developers holding fundraiser for councillor on planning committee https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/ottawa/fundraiser-planning-committee-developers-1.4829928?fbclid=IwAR0jdUdIPTjvV-TXoukzo6FbMIfR1hQQvj3haNtJiSSOwXdN1Dor7tXlkRk

Ottawa Citizen, June 8, 2017: City hall’s planning boss heads out, celebrated by developers https://ottawacitizen.com/news/local-news/reevely-city-halls-planning-boss-heads-out-celebrated-by-developers?fbclid=IwAR3dB9YbHsDm0EsaC5-UfCEJkI0h-5m6QYWWGM4UWMvd3Fg-bKC_HEJUBHM

Ottawa Citizen, June 13, 2017: Jan Harder spits fire at Jeff Leiper over chief planner’s retirement party: “Next time…shut it!” https://ottawacitizen.com/opinion/columnists/reevely-jan-harder-spits-fire-at-jeff-leiper-over-chief-planners-retirement-party-next-time-shut-it?fbclid=IwAR0mPGNukBm-l9wzsNKC_HOxFIExOAwtWVznUx9q_dc3AxRImK-noNZ3mQM

CBC News, Sept 18, 2018: More inspectors needed to meet demand, building chief says https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/ottawa/city-ottawa-building-inspectors-1.4811196?fbclid=IwAR2zFtAIycdDkFivKTzDK3bMkraW2Am4MAAlNheQFBERGaWz4YwBrNAozm8

Ottawa Citizen, Sept 5, 2018: Ottawa’s desperately short of building inspectors after deciding to cut fees rather than hire building inspectors https://ottawacitizen.com/news/local-news/reevely-ottawas-desperately-short-of-building-inspectors-after-deciding-to-cut-fees-rather-than-hire-building-inspectors?utm_term=Autofeed&utm_campaign=Echobox&utm_medium=Social&utm_source=Twitter&fbclid=IwAR3_kbqnolS6pTZPAUxfNZnCzOD4RrMPKygJ7L8k4GK3aGNLYBSPOfWcJG4#Echobox=1536181122

CBC News, Aug 24, 2018: “It was just very shocking”: Faulty pipes cause headache for Toronto condo owner https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/toronto/kitec-plumbing-real-estate-toronto-1.4797120?fbclid=IwAR32lD2bu-zgpN_3q-Nkh36guQ1PRRaAfWjlrkJ18r8hijpCIwVFTeWa78o

CBC News Ottawa, Aug 22, 2018: Cardinal Creek homeowners locked in battle with builder: Mould, cracks, leaks, mice among homebuyers’ complaints https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/ottawa/home-construction-defects-tamarack-cardinal-creek-1.4789234?fbclid=IwAR13VwC8yzlDrUZxUO6sOZcnP3_0WogItZ89mhGfrEMyrADFeIy8m_Y-1Bs

CBC News, Aug 23, 2018: Tips on how to buy a newly built home: Homebuyers can’t rely on inspections or warranties, argues Karen Somerville https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/ottawa/home-buyers-safe-building-codes-1.4795759?cmp=rss&fbclid=IwAR1zcTPpehClcuiOLKtW6Hubs0Zn6K4BgXSbWKzxtJATJ-lZ1mwdtZtQ3j8

CTV News, Vancouver, Aug 3, 2018: Police investigating pre-sale development; condo buyers out hundreds of thousands https://bc.ctvnews.ca/police-investigating-pre-sale-development-condo-buyers-out-hundreds-of-thousands-1.4040568#_gus&_gucid=&_gup=Facebook&_gsc=MIdrpjY

CBC News, Edmonton, July 11, 2018: Six months before move-in date, condo developer backs away from Edmonton Tower project https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/edmonton/edmonton-signature-tower-condo-project-real-estate-1.4741464?fbclid=IwAR2QzsjWrlAng_VBmAXb6CVgsxmb8Z2GKmbWM_YQkDAEIcIyYFIF_MyinNw

Toronto Sun, July 6, 2018: City auditor general “raising the alarm” over fire inspections https://torontosun.com/news/local-news/city-auditor-general-raising-the-alarm-over-fire-inspections

CHEK News, British Columbia, July 1, 2018: Passing on home inspection turns into a nightmare for Nanaimo family “This house is ruining our lives” https://www.cheknews.ca/passing-on-home-inspection-turns-into-nightmare-for-nanaimo-family-466110/?fbclid=IwAR3KQrM1tC61LKIdYvBLt-d_q_2KkzgiA1YcQ4TQmv09UXfHB7Gi82WizQE

CBC News, Edmonton, May 23, 2018: Alberta becomes 1st province to allow wireless electricity control in new homes https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/edmonton/edmonton-wireless-technology-first-in-alberta-1.4673941?fbclid=IwAR1RGymSxNBc2mIUTyphuBlyYJntTVs10gflQ62rp70hPOLCy5G_Obc8pSM

CBC News, Manitoba, May 30, 2018: SkyCity condo buyers suing to get deposits back https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/manitoba/skycity-condo-buyers-lawsuit-deposits-1.4682100?fbclid=IwAR3ZS2jEbESO1XtILrvsCF9zyBrmHUPeEiQZeT6dC3ENpAed-y_DY0BX4q4

Evening Standard, London, UK, April 17, 2018: Leaked Grenfell dossier reveals how disastrous refurbishment turned tower into a ‘tinderbox’ https://www.standard.co.uk/news/london/shock-grenfell-dossier-reveals-disastrous-refurbishment-turned-tower-into-a-tinderbox-a3814866.html?fbclid=IwAR341SkiHVpdw0sFd-H9vS2yUC1tgpG8cO6MvScCAYAtoZHO8TWmxdr6ikk

Ottawa Citizen, May 9, 2018: Landlord demolishing more homes in Heron Gate, displacing 105 residents https://ottawacitizen.com/news/local-news/landlord-demolishing-more-homes-in-heron-gate-displacing-105-residents

Ottawa Citizen, May 7, 2018: Ottawa buyer frustrated by 15-month delay in condo move-in date https://ottawacitizen.com/news/local-news/ottawa-buyer-frustrated-by-15-month-delay-in-condo-move-in-date

Real Estate Professional Magazine, May 4, 2018: CMHC made $1.8 billion from mortgage operations in 2017 https://www.repmag.ca/market-update/cmhc-made-1-8-billion-from-mortgage-operations-in-2017-242031.aspx?fbclid=IwAR20ZITiadC3tIBM-srOUcTY7FI0Dj260dKWAXRzSsOCBQ3_gEGc-1YH2Ug

CBC News, April 29, 2018: Fired up: Why Ottawa’s deputy fire chief wants builders to use less flammable materials “These floors burn through in as little as six minutes from direct exposure to a fire.” https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/ottawa/ottawa-fire-wants-builders-to-use-less-flammable-material-1.4638671?fbclid=IwAR1SzBt9hDp_c3MEns1G3KfD0Xq3e76Bggr-tBoE5hENBJTrFKP4OdyKCdI


2017

December, 2017 The Star: Justice of the Peace slams Toronto Community Housing for latest fire code violation https://www.thestar.com/news/gta/2017/12/21/justice-of-the-peace-slams-toronto-community-housing-for-latest-fire-code-violation.html?fbclid=IwAR22Cof6NzW8HkY2MI5fU9PSnHf7q-bMTmXRjYgOidmOhccFO5uPep5m0uY

CTV Windsor: Renovation Hell https://windsor.ctvnews.ca/video?clipId=1292167&fbclid=IwAR2W-LQXolCtgd3Y80gJr2uWZ-0ZEDtwHlpDnR0e-cwZWiK6vWeQ-kF5LRw

December 2017, Ottawa Citizen: Black mould drives teams out of Kanata fire station https://ottawacitizen.com/news/local-news/black-mould-drives-teams-out-of-kanata-fire-station

December 2017, Financial Post: Regulatory overkill is driving Canada’s biggest homebuilder south https://business.financialpost.com/real-estate/regulatory-overkill-is-driving-biggest-canada-homebuilder-south?fbclid=IwAR1iC0wXfFOua_JoyoUiXs1djw0skrWnNIJv9bd8WCMwc62MnQExkzJuj64

December 2017, Business Insider Inc.: Home prices in Canada falling, and some homeowners could be in serious trouble https://www.businessinsider.com/home-prices-in-canada-fall-2017-12?fbclid=IwAR2CWP55SQUzugfmWIjJZGic9aed9xrGRVfkeJJ5JNHxm1M0u263DeG6fv8

December 2017, CTV News: Ontario offering thousands in rebates for energy-efficient home renovations https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/toronto/renovation-rebates-1.4446324?fbclid=IwAR0av0tlRc81KsbqAzxi4E5saOB_PQwYKpZbbnKywg4c1psQmybqqy47Nh4

October 2017, The Star: HVAC problems? https://www.thestar.com/sponsored_sections/poweringtomorrow/2017/10/23/hvac.html?fbclid=IwAR2AppjT1_KnrNnCauw_D2IZbTsC3kMZFdMcRcZo61DDBd6mUYmHrkEX0KI

December 2017, CBC News: Affordable housing provides build Canada’s greenest apartments https://www.cbc.ca/news/technology/passive-house-affordable-housing-1.4432331?fbclid=IwAR2CN3GNdXvI9HqQZ-G5Piygk8rho2GBH-j1EFi7jFgKNSWAS4l44DuSbdM

November 2017, Reuters: Special Report: Canada regulator ignored warnings on risky mortgage investments https://ca.reuters.com/article/topNews/idCAKBN1DU1YP-OCATP?fbclid=IwAR09pizVqfK0MI8ehZ3dnbRFFHglRFR-ZRYt_zNvMtP51yD66Rtz_u254MY

November 2017, Bracebridge Examiner: Purchasers of Bracebridge high school condo units may be reimbursed https://www.muskokaregion.com/news-story/7930547-purchasers-of-bracebridge-high-school-condo-units-may-be-reimbursed/?fbclid=iwar0litk2f_fpikpe6zvpjwb7uktz-si61lijmbsx00hylhl-yz0lxtjgkym#.Wh_vqctb938.facebook

January 2017, CBC News: Manitoba home warranty act hits another delay, won’t come into effect until 2020 https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/manitoba/home-warranty-act-manitoba-delays-1.4424009?fbclid=IwAR3Cqn_s1XVJ-SqUrGQVRtLD-iJDmjR8i_-AdhD9QY_MepBAEYvK8LK9fOQ

CTV News Toronto: Four condo elevators fail in 49 story building: repeated problems since the building opened https://toronto.ctvnews.ca/video?clipId=1270428&binId=1.3378530&playlistPageNum=1#_gus&_gucid=&_gup=Facebook&_gsc=yx8ZqYB

November 2017, Global News: Exclusive: Port Hope homeowners in the dark about dangerously high levels of lead on their property https://globalnews.ca/news/3884101/port-hope-lead-high-levels-homes/?fbclid=IwAR2j9o5K5mEmLAxLOUl1qKjHGBNoeoCaq38CZJy_b-_sztsRjgRbaA8tgYk

May 2017, GLobal News: Mattamy Homes, City of Markham under fire over new home occupancy https://globalnews.ca/video/3493895/mattamy-homes-city-of-markham-under-fire-over-new-home-occupancy?fbclid=IwAR12POlUE_MKnyTqUv4F4Ey79SoUSJYGCHVK2K3pFNMoLujwrW2i6BGZ2mk

November 2017, CBC Radio: ‘Absolutely Historic’: Federal government launches ‘human rights-based’ housing strategy https://www.cbc.ca/radio/thecurrent/the-current-for-november-23-2017-1.4414339/absolutely-historic-federal-government-launches-human-rights-based-housing-strategy-1.4415518?fbclid=IwAR2F9rZdzVGnWo9C4MBebvf7_-0EaLiZTVN633jrGC1on5PoIiKirD6kTEE

November 2017, The Tyee: Federal Housing Policy ‘Step in the Right Direction,’ says Horgan https://thetyee.ca/News/2017/11/22/Federal-Housing-Policy-Step-in-Right-Direction-Says-Horgan/?utm_source=daily&fbclid=IwAR19GhQ1uD2G-iWryYmkmhDFSoRfE3AK2NkSXo5N4fB9IGaEwiFvwlRtpwQ

November 2017, The Tyee: Federal Government Back with Big Dollars for Housing https://thetyee.ca/News/2017/11/22/Federal-Government-Back-With-Big-Dollars-for-Housing/?utm_source=daily&fbclid=IwAR1_XGe35HJvKAhCrA6dOOAwVqm5l_WMAo_acO4DTsmHZB4IwfUROFO8YMY

November 2017, CBC News: Ottawa to build 100,000 new affordable units, recognize housing as ‘fundamental right’ https://www.cbc.ca/news/politics/national-housing-strategy-1.4411717?fbclid=IwAR1liLJmqmcAlQWHZd-2Lj6m-r0ticqfPbID9Te8A4mPZJMAlANLzVNnYS8

November 2017, Financial Post: Tighter building codes are Ottawa’s next climate target – and it could cost homeowners up to $35,000 https://business.financialpost.com/commodities/energy/tighter-building-codes-are-ottawas-next-climate-target-and-it-could-cost-homeowners-up-to-35000?fbclid=IwAR2q4-VghoXSFgUPzZH1nb-qedfJkuaDr2X6OOexW-3zeLmeDB_6bxY_m2o

November 2017, The Star: Cancellation leaves buyers of pre-constructions condos prices out of market
http://canadiansforproperlybuilthomes.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/06/Nov-11-2017-Toronto-Star-Cancellation-leaves-buyers-of-pre-construction-condos-prices-out-of-market.pdf

November 2017, CBC News: Hundreds of Toronto condo buyers lose homes after development fails https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/toronto/hundreds-of-toronto-condo-buyers-lose-homes-after-developments-fail-1.4393749?fbclid=IwAR045TmbmFw-xt9Wbsq1uBhHgTQWxg4w2PyAd8ONwRdutpDk4bsIhHanOu4

November 2017, Canadian Real Estate Wealth: This could cut 70m from cost of Ontario homes https://www.canadianrealestatemagazine.ca/market-update/this-could-cut-70m-from-cost-of-ontario-homes-233500.aspx?fbclid=IwAR3UTaklkoWBwvuuyKKz9em1EUdCSlh3AWcdKi4p4y_pgRBpdhfsYCDmo1A#.WgBnrN6e408.facebook

November 2017, WHIG STANDARD: Licensing home inspectors in Ontario, the final leg https://www.thewhig.com/2017/11/02/licensing-home-inspectors-in-ontario-the-final-leg/wcm/a6e62060-0a8a-8560-c3b2-5fda752f09d4#.WfxpmI8SlDc.face

October 2017, Northern Ontario Business: Proposed bill would legalize 14-storey wood buildings https://www.northernontariobusiness.com/industry-news/construction/proposed-bill-would-legalize-14-storey-wood-buildings-743254?fbclid=IwAR2sRcQwvYFgWciptinmHVbXNRZhE77KT7H2uk-NmbZBGhDRIWF04V3SnIg

October 2017, CTV News Kitchener: Tarion to give more protection to new homebuyers’ deposits https://kitchener.ctvnews.ca/tarion-to-give-more-protection-to-new-homebuyers-deposits-1.3647104#_gus&_gucid=&_gup=Facebook&_gsc=Mc9rFFc

August 2017, CityNews: Video: Residents demand repairs at Downsview development fraught with problems https://toronto.citynews.ca/video/2017/08/17/video-residents-demand-repairs-at-downsview-development-fraught-with-problems/?fbclid=IwAR09KEOiyF40YewTikbmlaRg6qAnYBUGnRWv-mFtBxjGk1P4O0AIT94FoZo

October 2017, Canadian underwriter: Ontario government pledges ‘further study’ on insurance-type products covering new home warranties https://www.canadianunderwriter.ca/insurance/ontario-government-pledges-study-insurance-type-products-covering-new-home-warranties-1004122305/?fbclid=IwAR1DeTFPgtmaXNJ943HO3bLuiQs19UxO_XzEz3H7EnuEiffRNtCE8kzpdfQ

October 2017, Global News: Alberta introduces rules around sale, deposits on new and converted condos https://globalnews.ca/news/3800310/alberta-introduces-rules-around-sale-deposits-on-new-and-converted-condos/?fbclid=IwAR0xCSvibEwwF5ERJDbQqnSJKJPLcQmOUP5I7CbRyx7jIUVCfjsuYuRUPuc

October 2017, CBC News: Why tiny homes could become a big thing in Nova Scotia https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/nova-scotia/tiny-homes-nova-scotia-building-codes-minimalism-1.4345939?fbclid=IwAR07ilFSLw46xNMPuumVWiyt-HzqQAkVtDeAeJ82-LF1r0ZswLM9cEbjmFk

October 2017, Vancouver Sun: B.C real estate watchdog issues public alert as Langley condo development ordered into receivership https://vancouversun.com/news/local-news/b-c-real-estate-watchdog-issues-public-alert-as-langley-condo-development-ordered-into-receivership

October 2017, The Star: Province to fast-track settlement of Tarion home warranty claims
http://canadiansforproperlybuilthomes.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/06/Oct-5-2017-Toronto-Star-Province-to-fast-track-settlement-of-Tarion-home-warranty-claims.pdf

September 2017, Western Investor: Construction worker shortage drives up residential development costs https://www.westerninvestor.com/news/british-columbia/construction-worker-shortage-drives-up-residential-development-costs-1.23050365?fbclid=IwAR0QKJM7IZQ7O_dUTanNbhNXTHZ37oGfHtoxVN3mUy2xRlr7JogJuvNclhI

September 2017, Ottawa Sun: Impossible to have an ombudsman to police industry, homebuilders say https://ottawasun.com/2017/09/11/impossible-to-have-an-ombudsman-to-police-industry-homebuilders-say/wcm/beb6cb0b-3c54-420d-854b-488bfe33d533#.WbfDxHvcNZM.facebook

September 2017, Markets insider: Great Gulf & Westmount Guarantee Services Inc. – first in Ontario to offer extra deposit protection at no cost to new home buyers https://markets.businessinsider.com/news/stocks/great-gulf-westmount-guarantee-services-inc-first-in-ontario-to-offer-extra-deposit-protection-at-no-cost-to-new-home-buyers-1002370526?fbclid=iwar17tenih0vrj8h1epyx0cbdpfcnptldiyohgxlbn3fpcpxpudkebywo4no

August 2017, The REMI NETWORK: Tarion coverage for condo conversions anticipated in 2018 https://www.reminetwork.com/articles/tarion-coverage-condo-conversions-anticipated-2018/?fbclid=IwAR08W6YVDwgOGmkdW237eWVXmRrP5gTgunSoIiMZm6kGJY44hY6wvRhvkdM#.WbXidW3GPg4.facebook

August 2017, CTV Vancouver: Woodward’s building concrete crumbling: $1M lawsuit https://bc.ctvnews.ca/woodward-s-building-concrete-crumbling-1m-lawsuit-1.3565913#_gus&_gucid=&_gup=Facebook&_gsc=0mQdbne

2017, The Star: Downsview Park’s enormous potential is being squandered: Hume https://www.thestar.com/news/gta/2017/08/21/downsview-parks-enormous-potential-is-being-squandered-hume.html?fbclid=IwAR0N-qCIPWC_rbqdlgwGAWc5dhhUKnBow-BydzqFzRIYtski0zYoQq3vQTE

August 2017, Mississauga News: Luxury Lakeview townhome development cancelled, buyers frustrated https://www.mississauga.com/news-story/7503813-luxury-lakeview-townhome-development-cancelled-buyers-frustrated/?fbclid=iwar1r5o9ihq2xwhydm0tcwa2xe7lv91_iwhw9mhum-noposgzg72o5mwlkqo#.WZwKo0I_S1Y.facebook

August 2017, ebmag.com: Jail time and $50K in fines for illegal work in Milton homes https://www.ebmag.com/safety-news/jail-time-and-$50k-in-fines-for-illegal-work-in-milton-homes-19833?fbclid=IwAR0lIjU4I5ZDH6tDI0Vd6utY0Ek1E5HVfeywTJaik7VG3YH8kPwc1jpWJqo

July 2017, The Globe and Mail: Ontario’s new energy-efficient rules could save homeowners money in the long run https://www.theglobeandmail.com/real-estate/toronto/ontarios-new-energy-efficiency-rules-could-save-you-money-in-long-run/article35729094/?fbclid=IwAR1Z61wUR8CANtGLrFJ6J7ouzgrkI8MPwe_WizIgJ0btIYZvhzZ_FQkZlro

July 2017, CBC News: Falling glass from King Street East building closes portion of sidewalk, road https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/toronto/king-street-falling-glass-1.4223844?fbclid=IwAR2N-Q1pKtMYTWIfi_gJj0_ME9_98r6gf5XjxewKp4RKFeK7dM-wlnJl4bI

July 2017, CBC News: ‘There was no clue’: Woman certain radon found in basement caused her lung cancer https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/new-brunswick/radon-lung-cancer-woman-new-brunswick-1.4209186?fbclid=IwAR27kF9_R5WSoA-D3opFFMo-n4lyZJnOeGlEvbO-yEwMTDV8sC_NGwzowUc

May 2017, YorkRegion.com: New home buyers want answers after builder cancels sales in Georgina https://www.yorkregion.com/news-story/7318150-new-home-buyers-want-answers-after-builder-cancels-sales-in-georgina/?fbclid=iwar0hacjxcej6c1ea1sjnzlnlfelpwzq_qbhlkjm6jp7d9fljq6xsgkhm8jy#.WWPsBGlPu_U.facebook

July 2017, Is there too much radon in your home? Only 6 percent of Canadians test for dangerous gas https://globalnews.ca/news/3573495/is-there-too-much-radon-in-your-home-only-6-per-cent-of-canadians-test-for-dangerous-gas/?fbclid=IwAR3dNEmSnh2u8E9MtDhTtqXGXQsfPiO6dgjkL9np0sglnzHAT5_mLu0w2J

May 2017, World Economic Forum: 8 ways the construction industry can rebuild itself for the 21st century

https://www.weforum.org/agenda/2017/05/construction-industry-recruit-talent/?fbclid=IwAR1Z9w5fp2YxFrSEZodCgny3akv6Lp-tg_A8PseaTbq4cIn8-qhHKlGIu2s

June 2017, CBC News: Is developer-sponsored golf tourney a hazard for councillors, or par for the course? https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/ottawa/charity-golf-tournament-just-happy-1.4175908?fbclid=IwAR3PsJ5fID3IUzKzg2c-h_OlOkBo0dYos4agxzHzmbU30lM3JeSUFkKy9ts

June 2017, CTV News Toronto: Mayor Tory asks fire chief to conduct review in wake of London fire https://toronto.ctvnews.ca/mayor-tory-asks-fire-chief-to-conduct-review-in-wake-of-london-fire-1.3473258#_gus&_gucid=&_gup=Facebook&_gsc=oQQvEdX

June 2017, The Star: Death toll from on-reserve fires rises to 175 after death of First Nations elder
http://canadiansforproperlybuilthomes.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/06/June-23-2017-Toronto-Star-Death-toll-from-on-reserve-fires-rises-to-175-after-death-of-First-Nations-elder.pdf

June 2017, Global News: Vancouver renter warns about shoddy condo construction

https://globalnews.ca/video/3505246/vancouver-renter-warns-about-shoddy-condo-construction?fbclid=IwAR209RVBprSB3qlLhQtRKxje70sqT7c14iXVa-3ejcvVOXGdGRJE31MQKi0

June 2017, Global News: Mattamy homeowners furious with builder

https://globalnews.ca/news/3500224/mattamy-homeowners-furious-with-builder/?utm_source=GlobalToronto&utm_medium=Facebook

June 2017, CBC News: Robert Wood not guilty on Elliot Lake mall collapse trial

https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/sudbury/verdict-elliot-lake-mall-collapse-trial-1.3943318?fbclid=IwAR2hVkPMnV518kIWcqM7y1zT3_4m41dvt32WgvbP2smUlcn87JmfeQDTOGY

May 2017, Canadian Real Estate Wealth: 1 in 4 homebuyers had issues after purchase says insurer

https://www.canadianrealestatemagazine.ca/market-update/1-in-4-homebuyers-had-issues-after-purchase-says-insurer-226097.aspx?fbclid=IwAR0oBd44Sl9t6CRQZhkIAnLIbTtIEwSHSFDOjp8eZLMudeTOybA4fczEA3I#.WS1g7caeDLA.facebook

May 2017, energy vanguard: Building enclosures control freaks still needed

https://www.energyvanguard.com/blog/building-enclosure-control-freaks-still-needed?fbclid=IwAR0HFwlzyKUXRtTefRnRR4TP77YYCErZ3zFxP5_cdzFTTlntM-yi0iOa-NE

May 2017, CTV News Toronto: Stretch of Bay Street reopens in Yorkville after glass fell from Four Seasons

https://toronto.ctvnews.ca/stretch-of-bay-street-reopens-in-yorkville-after-glass-fell-from-four-seasons-1.3417165#_gus&_gucid=&_gup=Facebook&_gsc=4woPCpG

May 2017, CBC News Toronto: Elevator mishap reports reveal litany of misery, injury and frustration

https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/toronto/elevator-mishaps-ontario-1.4114734?fbclid=IwAR1eybJtjSkTnOUivU3nk0z5YueiqogRLHmpivsw5tE3bxfeBXRw4jysbDk

May 2017, CBC News: ‘Rebuild better:’ Justin Trudeau says Canada must brace for more devastation from climate change https://www.cbc.ca/news/politics/trudeau-tour-floods-gatineau-1.4109872?fbclid=IwAR1-s5Kbk0LP7xohmmvooazdhcCL0OJxm6gIuIAzDZV2O0Bxtb5F7cNHiVQ

March 2017, CBC News Toronto: Real estate lawyers say new regulator will better protect buyers https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/toronto/real-estate-lawyers-say-new-regulator-will-better-protect-buyers-1.4046743?fbclid=IwAR2a9_dyOROfnrIWxSqzV4QqD8YPJZkhbxwId2Os_qXciN-2crpkSTYZzAA

April 2017, Windsor Star: Nightmares as home buyers skip inspections in hot market https://windsorstar.com/news/local-news/nightmares-as-home-buyers-skip-inspections-in-hot-market

April 2017, CBC News Manitoba: Owners of condos with structural problems question city’s role in approving building plans https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/manitoba/riverside-glen-condo-city-building-plans-approval-1.4061675?fbclid=IwAR2Y_QnTprC4V7JOgtn1HEe1oEIXhX_941qM73TlXqDwc64lkFFhlk731w0

April 2017, CBC News Manitoba: Engineer disciplined over condos with structural issues but public not informed https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/manitoba/engineer-disciplined-condo-project-1.4058299?fbclid=IwAR2wrI-1nyYgpG5t3k1SaJBhv4SxBEtdbqp7prrQaBVFuU6d0VJhe4arxnM

April 2017, CBC News Ottawa: New bill regulating Ontario home inspectors lauded by industry as ‘terrific’ news https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/ottawa/home-inspection-bill-algonquin-college-reaction-1.4067025?fbclid=IwAR2xia6RfWBCcQicP02Wm4uvUNwU1NZqMCEjR88MBHvgwa6oG6AvGa15fss

April 2017, Macleans: Inside the taming of CMHC https://www.macleans.ca/politics/ottawa/inside-the-taming-of-cmhc/?fbclid=IwAR2pC989BdRu0uIvjaO1JZe0o-TW8Di1Ik8icYMiAc8RIl_VF_S5x3FaR1c

April 2017, 680 News Video: Action being taken on forced occupancy https://www.680news.com/video/2017/04/14/video-action-being-taken-on-forced-occupancy/?fbclid=IwAR0H0jdXKsTIS9NLEjpyYHTaszI89AlxpKqvJl_qdc6RjpXfm8oieUL6tFM

April 2017, CBC News Toronto: CBC News Toronto: Dreams of homeowners dashed but Urbancorp buyers in court seeking damages https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/toronto/urbancorp-buyers-go-to-court-for-damages-1.4070652?fbclid=IwAR0n71pyw0V2apRLH7Td4lK1-vC3uBpe3v4WsYCU2mk75tKdc70Mg-FRJRo

March 2017, TVO, The agenda: Protecting Ontario’s New Home Buyers https://www.tvo.org/video/protecting-ontarios-new-home-buyers?fbclid=IwAR2w0_rMst-1rzuxrptQziuCZbpGz40IKCCGJdAc44A2vF6wJUQd1ID6XkE

April 2017, CBC News Toronto: More than 200 condo buyers may lose homes after development fails https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/toronto/more-than-200-condo-buyers-may-lose-homes-after-development-fails-1.4056699?fbclid=IwAR24T6Y4PGW-rbq47AHa-V-IV11RiQK69S4gf97Yki1Z5oAgah73ET_R03I

April 2017, Global News: Construction of new homes in Canada hits highest level in nearly a decade https://globalnews.ca/news/3368055/construction-of-new-homes-in-canada-hits-highest-level-in-nearly-a-decade/?utm_source=%40globalnews&utm_medium=Twitter&fbclid=IwAR0qQh6wdtTv7dDx0lFiGwgGOtwfQkDPcGmsHAThpYoYXVqxNxVbv6Rw-4k

March 2017, ABC News: Leaking buildings, mould and court battles: the dark side of the apartment boom https://www.abc.net.au/news/2017-03-31/leaking-buildings-mould-court-battles-dark-side-apartment-boom/8403744?utm_content=bufferfd42e&utm_medium=social&utm_source=twitter.com&utm_campaign=buffer&fbclid=IwAR1oItO9rUerSHyTocfD3Tv28aAEEIblhI2Bqg5vxm-TAxkK2s1pmsn0uI8

March 2017, CBC News Ottawa: ‘Never buy new’: Real estate expert warns of pitfalls of buying unbuilt condos https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/ottawa/condos-real-estate-tips-1.4048400?fbclid=IwAR3FFvQBPhN_kuyCgPEqbISvJqaazDSCvDzkH2CSPXqUY4Yv4VOlZqC3y0k

March 2017, The Star: Ex-Montreal mayor Michael Applebaum jailed for one year for corruption https://www.thestar.com/news/canada/2017/03/30/ex-montreal-mayor-michael-applebaum-to-be-sentenced-on-corruption-conviction.html?fbclid=IwAR0d50DuiHptQkGgnB_78uFktb6EwxAWiFjOelS91gyjTljrHQoimAqXm4w

March 2017, Financial Post: Ontario to set up new regulator for homebuilders after conflict of interest concerns under old regime https://business.financialpost.com/personal-finance/mortgages-real-estate/ontario-government-to-set-up-new-regulator-for-home-builders-after-concerns-about-conflict-of-interest?fbclid=IwAR1xWYQZI0yPhIkXtwKSAtCYJlCc0rmO5iOWXS6Whc-oltxYVPTfFl9DIhY

April 2017, The Globe and Mail: Ontario to replace Tarion with new regulator for home builders https://www.theglobeandmail.com/real-estate/ontario-to-replace-tarion-with-new-regulator-for-home-builders/article34465468/?utm_medium=Referrer%3A+Social+Network+%2F+Media&utm_campaign=Shared+Web+Article+Links&fbclid=IwAR0s2G_csdd4AvLx7hT6Q-Bgn1pWRQRJjzzsKfoYZ4T7yf9gA64Q3PMY0Jc

March 2017, The Star: A sensible solution to Ontario’s elevator problem: Editorial https://www.thestar.com/opinion/editorials/2017/03/27/a-sensible-solution-to-ontarios-elevator-problem-editorial.html?fbclid=IwAR0Iea5CfgSegv1DdstL7lUsskGRreeC1qh2TB2w3GTnBtMPKZazmL8WoUY

March 2017, CBC News Toronto: Son is back to couch surfing a mom’s after condo buy goes south https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/toronto/son-is-back-to-couch-surfing-at-mom-s-after-condo-buy-goes-south-1.4005947?fbclid=IwAR13uJM_0TtHKygO5VnV8wjMfw-AGxQmIOR65OYox7Gl9SgxEuAPyBdkYEk

March 2017, CTV News BC: Beware of mould in Vancouver’s hot condo market https://bc.ctvnews.ca/beware-of-mould-in-vancouver-s-hot-condo-market-1.3335268?fbclid=IwAR2cB5JGwQ9MK1X8Jy3DvalXF-6yOLe3qI7bv33yTSAmlzg8X0kshnrb13M

February 2017, The Hamilton Spectator: ‘Band Aid’ settlement reached in Burlington condo lawsuit https://www.thespec.com/news-story/7153746–band-aid-settlement-reached-in-burlington-condo-lawsuit/?fbclid=iwar1pjyqjaiz1ksdpky_nbpr-3gr26euhtgnayy1adnigmkgyq-athfqm1j8#.WLpzoWLQQTc.facebook

February 2017, Global News Exclusive: Building codes across Canada to be updated to reflect climate change https://globalnews.ca/news/3276145/building-codes-changes-climate-change/?campaign_id=A100&fbclid=IwAR3LMKspYxeJFdGxgevYL5FLDe1NfEZakY1MRyMT5ALDlPxoBcj7uEux9bA

February 2017, CBC News Manitoba: ‘Why did we buy this place?’: Condo owners want developer to fix problems in new build https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/manitoba/condo-owners-developer-fix-new-build-problems-1.3976421?fbclid=IwAR2JUdkEpph0ztGxhh8WgLWub3WMjXyfEszkVoUgoqf7KwXEkoBgQJ36NXE

February 2017, The Star: $2 million in water damage not covered by insurance https://www.thestar.com/life/homes/2017/02/11/2-million-in-water-damage-not-covered-by-insurance.html?fbclid=IwAR3Tfb07OQc3qWbyTt6trhGiaRJCxGDuBmg2SRAcxK4vdJLxpYFNZ0FMHDw

CTV News Video: Toronto home buyers foregoing inspection in hot real estate market https://toronto.ctvnews.ca/video?clipId=1046661&playlistId=1.3265264&binId=1.815892&playlistPageNum=1&binPageNum=1#_gus&_gucid=&_gup=Facebook&_gsc=qndPKUO

January 2017, Macleans: How a real estate developer’s efforts to silence a critic failed https://www.macleans.ca/economy/business/how-a-real-estate-developers-efforts-to-silence-a-critic-failed/?fbclid=IwAR0BsMDAPREnnpexIbpQW4JCal2hU-TKo05lFWpmPWkDGY63MR__HlBDqdo

January 2017, Toronto Life Magazine: Screwed https://torontolife.com/city/life/anatomy-real-estate-disaster/?fbclid=IwAR1ytlgFRWCOfSIEtl_yqqM-FQ0Fm8RwWINr04fNjGDGnWku5HSytoBvNus


2016

Jan. 7, 2016 Cdn Press – Saskatchewan’s Big River First Nation – Tiny Home for Homeless

Jan. 11, 2016 Global – BC couple says home warranty insurance offers little protection

Jan. 11, 2016 Law Times – Tarion home warranty review is long overdue

Jan. 2016 Windsor ON News – Tarion review “long time coming”

Feb. 1, 2016 Cdn Press – First Nations housing called “ticking time bomb” in Manitoba

Feb. 19, 2016 CBC – Developer sold Ajax homes 5 years ago, hid reason for building delay

Mar. 12, 2016 Toronto Sun – Bizarre ban at PEO


2015

February 21, 2015 – Shine the Light on Tarion http://www.torontosun.com/2015/02/21/time-to-shine-light-on-tarion
April, 2, 2015 Reuters, Financial Post Insurers pushed away by concerns over shoddy condos in Canada
July 31, 2015 Tri-City News, BC, Letter to the Editor by CPBH Advisor John Grasty attachment.
Aug. 19, 2015 Noor Javed, Toronto Star: Legal battle pushing Vaughan, ON homeowner into poverty
Aug. 26, 2015 Noor Javed, Toronto Star: Vaughan, ON family facing poverty – CPBH facilitated opening of bank account for this family – Please donate!
June 2, 2015 – Couple fights Tarion for Home Warranty http://www.thestar.com/business/personal_finance/2015/06/02/couple-fights-tarion-for-home-warranty-roseman.html
Sept. 24, 2015 National Post Homeowner’s Kafka-esque legal battle with builder and warranty agency
October 13, 2014 – Shoddy Toronto condos http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/toronto/fears-that-shoddy-toronto-condos-could-become-future-slums-1.2796979
Oct. 27, 2015 The NY Times – Article that includes reference to approx. 2,000 homes near Quebec City with foundations that are falling apart, which have bankrupted some homeowners
Nov. 5, 2015 Toronto Star – Retired judge to probe homebuyer complaints on Tarion
Nov. 5, 2015 Law Times – Ontario appoints advisor to review Tarion
Nov. 9, 2015 Toronto Star -We need more protection for home buyers: Roseman
Nov. 28, 2015 CBC White Collar Crime – Many homeowners who purchased homes with construction defects and were unable to get their problems resolved feel that they have been victims of white collar crime
Nov. 28, 2015 Toronto Sun – Review of Tarion Long Overdue
Dec 14, 2015 – Shoddy construction in Halifax http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/nova-scotia/programs/informationmorningns/cbc-investigates-shoddy-construction-work-in-halifax-1.2873243
Dec. 2, 2015 CBC – Inspect your home inspector


2014

Jan. 29,2014 by Bruce Edwards, Calgary Herald: Alberta’s mandatory home warranty legislation finally takes effect Feb. 1.
April 12, 2014 – Leaky condos in Vancouver http://globalnews.ca/news/1267717/port-coquitlam-residents-may-lose-homes-over-leaky-condo-crisis/
April 18, 2014 – CTV News: Shingles blowing off roofs in Kanata neighbourhood
June 20, 2014 by Ellen Roseman, Toronto Star: Tarion needs more accountability: Roseman
June 27, 2014 Toronto Star letter to the editor: Make Tarion’s ‘case study’ public
Aug. 26, 2014 by Tara Deschamps, Toronto Star: Lawyer charged with failing to return $15 million in condo deposits

Sept. 12, 2014 by Bill Mah, Edmonton Journal:  Owners ordered to demolish condemned Fort McMurray condos

Sept. 19, 2014 by Craig Pearson, Windsor Star: Who’s responsible for newer home problems

Sept. 22, 2014 by Susan Pigg, Toronto Star:  Condo developer hit with $29 million class-action suit

Sept. 22, 2014 by Ellen Roseman, Toronto Star:  Home inspectors don’t catch all problems: Roseman

Sept. 26, 2014 by Susan Pigg, Toronto Star: The lawyer who is taking on Toronto’s condo developers
Oct. 13, 2014, Andrea Hopkins, Reuters: Canada condo boom rolls on as buildings fall apart
Dec. 4, 2014, Cindy Stephen, Calgary Herald:  Condo property act to bring legislation up to date (and dovetails with the New Home Buyer Protection Act, meant to provide a package of legislation protecting home buyers)


2013

Mar. 12, 2013, CBC – Winnipeg family blames 2 builders for house problems
Mar. 13, 2013, CBC – Manitoba’s new home warranty plan is weak, some say
Apr. 15, 2013 – CBC – Manitoba homeowner upset with warranty of new home
Apr. 16, 2013 – Toronto Star – Ontario government failing condo owners
June 12, 2013 – Toronto Star – Ontario must do more to protect buyers of new homes
June 23, 2013 – Ottawa Citizen – City spent $2.2M on sinking homes built over sewer
July 6, 2013 – Toronto Star – Star Investigation:  Homebuyers not getting full picture from protector Tarion
July 8, 2013 – Toronto Star – Star gets action: Minister to work with Tarion over builders’ housing records
July 15, 2013 – Toronto Star – MPPs from all parties would back value-for-money audit of Tarion
July 24, 2013 – CBC – Stucco leaves Ottawa homeowners stuck with repair bills
July 29, 2013 – Enterprise-Bulletin Dream home a nightmare for couple
Aug. 28, 2013 – Toronto Star – MPP Randy Hillier petition calling for auditor general review of Tarion
Fall 2013 – Toronto Star – Letters to the Editor – Homeowner views on Tarion, Minister MacCharles, justice and more
Oct. 24, 2013 – CBC – Don’t give up, says Winnipeg homeowner after fight with builder
Nov. 06, 2013, Adam Martin-Robbins, Vaughan Citizen:  Vaughan family driven from home ups lawsuit to $2M


2012


July 2012 – Toronto Life – The rush to build Toronto’s new condos has resulted in falling
glass, disgruntled buyers and multi-million-dollar lawsuits. An investigation into who’s to blame, by Philip Preville.

Mar. 1, 2012 – Toronto Star – Energy efficiency device remains in limbo
Mar. 3, 2012 – CTV’s W5:  Seeking answers for home heating woes
September 10, 2012 – Condo owner’s problem with leaky condo http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/calgary/condo-owners-warn-calgarians-to-be-careful-when-buying-1.1275922

Oct. 25, 2012 – Global News – Alberta government introduces mandatory warranty protection for new home buyers. Municipal Affairs Minister claims that Alberta now has the strongest home warranty protection in all of Canada.
Dec. 5, 2012 – The Intelligencer (Belleville, ON) – Government enabled Tarion


2011

Feb. 4, 2011 Edmonton Journal, Too much delay on building code
March 16, 2011 – Lawsuit against city of Vancouver for condos and its problems http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/british-columbia/olympic-village-condo-owners-file-lawsuit-1.997893

Mar. 24, 2011 – Edmonton Journal – Seven Fort McMurray condo complexes condemned, Residents will not be able to pick up belongings

Mar. 31, 2011 – Edmonton Journal – Fort McMurray condo complex has not been officially condemned, condo board making claim, but only municipality has authority to issue designation

April 30, 2011 – Vancouver Sun – With CASH gone, BC homeowners lose a strong voice, provincial group gone, but national voice remains

May 22, 2011 – Calgary Herald – Condo owners need their own advocacy group
June 28, 2011 – Shoddy construction in Calgary condos http://calgary.ctvnews.ca/shoddy-construction-stings-condo-owners-1.663216
July 15, 2011 – Poorly built condos in Alberta http://www.thestar.com/news/canada/2011/07/15/condo_woes_plague_alberta_residents.html
Aug. 14, 2011 – Ottawa Citizen – Basic rights at risk, chief justice warns

Aug. 28, 2011 – Toronto Star – Windows fall from Montreal high-rise as Irene targets Canada

Nov. 9, 2011 – CBC British Columbia – Homebuyer with huge bill not told about old leak

Nov. 19, 2011 – Moneyville – Roseman:  Heating and cooling systems can fail in new homes
November 28, 2011 – First Nations housing http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/first-nations-housing-in-dire-need-of-overhaul-1.981227

December 3, 2011- Stop building junk on reserves http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/stop-building-junk-on-reserves-says-mike-holmes-1.1083657

Dec. 5, 2011 – Moneyville – Roseman, New home warranty plan draws reader ire


2010

June 3, 2010 – CBC – Ontario home warranty may get more oversight
June 3, 2010 – Ontario home warranty may get oversight from the Ombudsman of Ontario
June 23, 2010 – Ottawa, ON – Auditor says City of Ottawa used unqualified building inspectors
July 19, 2010 – British Columbia – Leaky Condo crisis continues
Aug. 15, 2010, Edmonton Journal – Alberta fears hike in home prices.  Report urging tougher standards for builders gathers dust: critics
Aug. 19, 2010 – Alberta promises action on shoddy building practices
Sept. 23, 2010 – Alberta, Leaky homes anger buyers
Nov. 16, 2010 – British Columbia – BC couple hit with structural repairs says warranty company didn’t protect them
Nov. 24, 2010 – Supreme Court of Canada backs B.C. leaky-condo owners
Dec. 13, 2010 Journal of Commerce, Vancouver builders were slow to accept rainscreen wallsystems, expert says


2008

Jan 12, 2008, Dream home a nightmare (the Bryden’s Story), by Andrew Thomson, Ottawa Citizen
Jan. 26, 2008, Is secrecy a major structural defect in buyer protection? by Bob Aaron, Toronto Star
Feb. 21, 2008 – Soggy condo owners face $10M repair bill by Joel Kom, Calgary Herald
Apr. 12, 2008 – Beware if you’re purchasing new to flip by Bob Aaron, The Toronto Star
Apr. 18, 2008 – Gatineau knew land unstable:  Councillor
Apr. 22, 2008 – Mike Holmes has gone green by John Mackle, The Vancouver Sun

Apr. 23, 2008 – Gatineau offers $70,000 per condemned house – however, owners must agree not to sue city in exchange for cash
May 15, 2008 Why China’s buildings crumbled by Geoffrey York from the Globe and Mail
Sept. 14, 2008, Toronto Sun – New Homes Warranty Act is no guarantee


2007

Tips on how to avoid buying a leaky condo by John Grasty, Western Living Condo, Fall/Winter, 2007
Nov. 24, 2007, Excessive costs cheapen justice, Toronto Star
Aug. 24, 2007, Tri-City News (BC) Letter to the Editor – Buyer Beware, by John Grasty
Aug. 21, 2007, Business Week, Foreclosure’s Building Problem – Is shoddy home construction exacerbating the foreclosure crisis….? by Maya Roney
July 23, 2007, Globe and Mail, $25 million fire calls building codes into question by David Ebner
June 16, 2007, Warranty plan could be election issue, by Bob Aaron, Toronto Star
June 16, 2007, Behind the Tarion shield, by Gail Swainson, Toronto Star
June 16, 2007, More right than wrong with program, by Bob Finnigan, Toronto Star
June 6, 2007 Toronto Star, Tarion Warranty Corporation – Advocate named to protect new home buyers by Robert Benzie
May 24, 2007 The Hamilton Spectator – No permit, no building. Period by Lee Prokaska
May 22 and May 23, 2007 letters to the editor published in the Toronto Star relating to Bob Aaron’s May 19, 2007 column
May 19, 2007, Tarion Warranty fails to protect consumers, Toronto Star, by Bob Aaron
May 14, 2007 Ontario government takes aim at underground economy in construction by the Canadian Press
May 3, 2007, Letter to the Editor, Toronto Star, CMHC should rate home builders
Mar. 23, 2007, Advocacy group seeks increased protection for new-home buyers, by Carolyn Leitch, Globe and Mail
March 22, 2007:  Toronto Star published Letters to the Editor related to Bob Aaron’s Mar. 17, 2007 Toronto Star column
Mar. 17, 2007, Advocacy group dissatisfied with Tarion. However, minister indicates that improvements to warranty program are unlikely…..www.tarionsucks.com owned by Tarion Warranty Corporation, by Bob Aaron, Toronto Star
March 9, 2007, Top judge sounds alarm on trial delays, by Kirk Makin, Globe and Mail
Feb. 26, 2007, Ottawa man says he will sue developer and the City of Ottawa, by Julie Ireton, CBC –
here is the link with the story:

Feb. 17, 2007 – Warranty does not eliminate client’s rights – primary purpose of Tarion is to administer Ontario New Home Warranties Plan, by Bob Aaron, Toronto Star
Feb. 10, 2007 – Buyers protected – Court backs purchasers in delayed closings, by Bob Aaron, Toronto Star
Jan. 7, 2007 – Energy Primer – Be Direct and Don’t Back Down, by Kathryn Young, Ottawa Citizen

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