Policy Archive - 2003

(2003-12-09) Building More Competitive Cities - Giving Effect to an Urban Agenda for Canada

(2003-12-01) CHBA has been trying to make progress on resolving the serious and growing problem of skilled labour shortages in the residential construction industry for 15 years. It believes that the following workplan describes an effective approach to deal with this issue

(2003-11-05) Performance Regulation and Regulatory (Market-Based) Alternatives - Pat Keindel's Presentation to the IRCC Global Policy Summit

(2003-11-01) "Building Codes: A Good Tool in the Right Context" presented by Bruce Clemmensen to the Global Summit on Performance-Based Building Codes

(2003-11-01) "Towards a New Model of Performance: The Role of Standards and Market-Driven Solutions" A Canadian Perspective - Presentation by Pat Keindel

(2003-11-01) Talking Points for Media Questions to CHBA Members on Urban Sprawl

(2003-10-31) Proposed Work Plan and Budget for a Human Resource Development initiative for the New Home Building and Residential Renovation Industry

(2003-10-23) Letter from Bruce Clemmensen, Chair, Canadian Commission on Building and Fire Codes, to the CHBA's Don Johnston, re: National Building Code and Related Issues

(2003-10-20) Overview of Municipal Appeal Mechanisms by Province

(2003-09-26) Letter from CHBA President Jim Thomson to the Honourable Elinor Caplan, re: Underground Economy and the Contract Payment Reporting System

(2003-09-15) Letter from CHBA President Jim Thomson to Gaetan Lussier, Chair External Advisory Committee on Smart Regulation, Privy Council Office, re: Development of a Regulatory Strategy for Canada

(2003-09-08) Memorandum from Consultant Greg Lampert to CHBA's John Kenward, re: Changes in CMHC Mortgage Insurance Practices for Rental Housing

(2003-09-05) Letter from Deborah Taylor, CMHC Director, Assisted Housing Division, to the CHBA's Don Johnston, re: New Program Guidelines for Housing Renovation Programs

(2003-09-04) Letter from Sharon Matthews, CMHC Acting Vice-President, Insurance and Securitization, to CHBA President Jim Thomson, Re: The Elimination of Price Ceilings for Mortgage Loans

(2003-09-01) "The Need for Action" - Pre-Budget Submission

(2003-08-29) Proposal to Prepare a Comparison and Analysis of Provincial Builder/Renovator Industry Programs - Terms of Reference

(2003-08-27) Memorandum to Provincial HBA Presidents and Executive Officers from CHBA President Jim Thomson regarding Electrical Code Requirements

(2003-08-13) Letter from President Jim Thomson to the Honourable John Manley on price thresholds for eligibility of the GST rebate

(2003-08-13) Letter from President Jim Thomson to Steve Mahoney, the Secretary of State responsible for CMHC, re: Government Imposed Costs on New Housing

(2003-07-23) Memorandum and Briefing Note from CHBA President Jim Thomson to Provincial HBA Presidents and Executive Officers on the National Energy Code for Houses

(2003-07-21) Letter from John Manley, Minister of Finance, to CHBA Past President Greg Christenson, Re: Underground Economy and GST Small Supplier Threshold

(2003-07-18) Letter from John Manley, Minister of Finance, to CHBA President Jim Thomson, Re: GST Price Thresholds

(2003-07-14) Letter from Karen Kinsley, CMHC President, to CHBA President Jim Thomson, Re: Reduction of Premiums for Mortgage Insurance

(2003-07-03) Memo from CHBA Presidnet Jim Thomson, to Provincial HBA Presidents and Executive Officers, regarding intergovernmental issues

(2003-07-01) Australian Building Regulation and Liability Reforms - Update

(2003-06-26) Letter from John Manley, Minister of Finance, to CHBA Past President Greg Christenson, Re: Municipal Opportunity Bonds

(2003-06-20) Letter from President Jim Thomson to M. Roger Legere, Commissioner (Employers), Human Resources Development Canada, re: Employment Insurance Rate Review

(2003-06-19) Summary of Federal Government Spending on Housing

(2003-05-20) Letter from Sharif Darakat, Director General, Institute for Research in Construction, to CHBA President Jim Thomson, Re: Indoor Air Quality

(2003-05-07) Letter from Steve Manoney,the Secretary of State responsible for CMHC, to President Jim Thomson, re: CHBA Submision to Federal/Provincial/Territorial Ministers of Housing

(2003-05-01) Overview of Federal Infrastructure Programs

(2003-04-01) CHBA Briefing Note on the Costs of the Model National Energy Code for Houses

(2003-04-01) The Opportunity for Action: Submission to the Federal/Provincial/Territorial Ministers of Housing

(2003-04-01) Home Ownership Rates, Tax Expenditures, RRSP Home Buyers Plan, Affordability and Market Trends in Major Centres

(2003-04-01) CHBA Position Paper on Proposed Code Changes Affecting Housing Built Under Part 9 of the National Building Code

(2003-04-01) Adapting the NAHB Profitability Benchmarking Model, prepared for the CHBA by IBI Group, in association with GGA Management Consultants

(2003-04-01) CHBA Position on the Implementation of Objective-Based Codes

(2003-03-27) "Letter from President Jim Thomson to the Honourable John Manley on price thresholds for eligibility of the GST rebate"

(2003-03-27) Letter from President Jim Thomson to the Honourable Elinor Caplan following a face-to-face meeting on March 17, 2003

(2003-03-19) Letter from the Honourable Allan Rock to President Greg Christenson, responding to February 12, 2003 letter on opportunity Bonds for Financing Municipal Infrastructure

(2003-03-01) What Does Occupational Licensing For Builders Actually Mean?

(2003-02-04) Letter from The Honourable John Manley, Minister of Finance, to Greg Christenson, President, regarding fuel tax and infrastructure investment


 

(2003-02-01) Inaugural Address of Jim Thomson, Incoming President    

 

 


(2003-02-01) CHBA Briefing Note: Capital Grants for Rental Housing

(2003-02-01) Briefing Note: Valuation of Rental Projects for GST

(2003-01-06) Environmental Scan on the Use and Effectiveness of Geographic Information in the Housing Sector in Canada

(2003-01-01) CHBA Position Paper on Objective-Based Codes

(2003-01-01) Levies, Fees, Charges and Taxes on New Housing: 2002

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