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Prompt payment legislation passes second reading in Manitoba

Manitoba Prompt Payment (MBPP)—a coalition of 32 trade associations and unions across the province—has reason to applaud, as Bill 38, The Builders’ Liens Amendment Act (Prompt Payment) received unanimous support and passed second reading. “This may be the single most powerful and impactful legislation ever introduced within Manitoba’s construction sector, certainly since the creation of the Builders’ Liens Act,” said Brad Mason, MBPP co-chair.

Purolator thinks your small business could use an extra $25,000

Purolator launched its True North Small Business Grant Contest (2023) “with more prizing than ever for small businesses”. “Canadian small businesses are facing numerous challenges, including the rising cost of inflation and labour shortages,” said Stacey Cummings, director, Marketing, Purolator. “That’s why we continue to run Purolator’s True North Small Business Grant Contest and, this year, we are giving more funding to small businesses.”

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Housing affordability continues to deteriorate – CMHC outlook

“Affordability will continue to deteriorate through 2023, in both the ownership and rental markets,” declared Bob Dugan, chief economist, Canada Mortgage and Housing Corp., as CMHC published its latest Housing Market Outlook (Spring 2023). The annual HMO provides overviews and forecasts for Canada overall, as well as 18 major housing markets, through the end of 2025. Recent Canadian home price declines—from historic highs during the pandemic—are expected to cease in mid-2023, CMHC finds, but will then start increasing again. » Learn more

Cambrian College builds out its EV charging infrastructure

Natural Resources Canada is providing $100,000 in funding to Cambrian College of Applied Arts and Technology to install 20 electric vehicle chargers on its Sudbury, Ont., campus. The funding comes through NRCan’s Zero-Emission Vehicle Infrastructure Program (ZEVIP). Cambrian, meantime, contributed over $247,000 toward the project. » Read more

Manitoba Building Trades names Tanya Palson executive director

“Building on the history and success of MBT, we were extremely pleased to bring Tanya Palson on board to help pave the path for the organization’s future growth,” said Marc Lafond, MBT president, and business manager, Operating Engineers 987. Palson has worked for MBT for several years in a variety of roles, says the organization, and played a crucial role in the design, development, and opening of the Manitoba Building Trades Institute. » Meet Tanya


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