Policy Archive - 2005

(2005-12-21) CHBA submission on the draft Government Directive on Regulating

(2005-12-01) Background Paper on Smart Regulation and the Housing Sector

(2005-12-01) "GST Cut Means Substantial Savings for New Home Buyers" - Government of Canada Press Release

(2005-11-29) Review of Changes to Apprenticeship Training

(2005-11-28) "Harmonization and Housing: A Guide for Provincial Associations in Addressing Key Issues in the Harmonization of Provincial Sales Taxes with the GST" CHBA Revised, November 2005

(2005-11-28) Analysis of CRA's Contract Payment Reporting System Evaluation

(2005-11-25) Letter from Don Johnston to Jeff Vasey, Chair of The Provincial/Territorial Policy Advisory Committee on Codes, regarding the Canadian Construction Materials Centre and Code Conformity Assessment

(2005-11-22) Letter from Joe Fontana, Minister of Labour and Housing, to President David Wassmansdorf, regarding the R-2000 Standard

(2005-11-21) Letter from Joe Fontana, Minister of Labour and Housing, to President David Wassmansdorf, regarding an Action Working Group between CMHC, CHBA and Infrastructure Canada

(2005-11-18) Letter from Joe Fontana, Minister of Labour and Housing, to President David Wassmansdorf, regarding the Federal/Provincial/Territorial Ministers responsible for housing meeting

(2005-11-18) Deductibility of Interest and Other Expenses

(2005-11-15) Letter to Jim Robar, Director - Technical Research Division, CMHC, from Don Johnston, regarding new requirements for residential ventilation

(2005-11-07) Letter to Pat Keindel, President - Standards, Canadian Standards Association, from David Wassmansdorf, regarding the CHBA Discussion Paper on the Canadian Electrical Code - CSA C22.1

(2005-10-26) Letter from The Hon. Joe Fontana, Minister of Labour and Housing, to John Kenward, regarding the first meeting of the Canadian Housing Framework Advisory Board

(2005-10-26) Letter from The Hon. David Morse, Minister of Community Services, Nova Scotia, to David Wassmansdorf, regarding the CHBA Pre-Budget Submission

(2005-10-18) Letter from Doug Stewart, Vice President, Policy and Planning, CMHC, to the CHBA's John Kenward regarding proposals for Industry Environmental Performance Review, Insurance Guide, Taxes, and Fees & Levies

(2005-10-14) Letter to the Hon. John McCallum, Minister of National Revenue and Acting Minister of Natural Resources, from David Wassmansdorf, regarding R-2000 and CPRS Evaluation

(2005-10-13) The R-2000 Program: An Important Continuing Investment for Canada

(2005-10-12) Letter from the Hon. Reg Alcock, President of the Treasury Board, to David Wassmansdorf, regarding climate change programs within the federal government.

(2005-10-11) Letter from Bruce Clemmensen, Chair, Canadian Commission on Building and Fire Codes, to John Kenward, COO, regarding Definitions in the new National Building Code

(2005-10-07) Letter from John McCallum, Minister of National Revenue, to CHBA President David Wassmansdorf, regarding completion of the evaluation of the Contract Payment Reporting System

(2005-10-04) Remarks by CHBA President David Wassmansdorf to the House Of Commons Standing Committee On Finance

(2005-09-30) Letter from the Hon. Joe Fontana, Minister of Labour and Housing, regarding 'October is Renovation Month' statement in the House of Commons

(2005-09-28) Letter to Jim Robar, Director, Technical Research, CMHC, from Don Johnston, Senior Director of Technology and Policy, regarding depressurization requirements

(2005-09-26) Letter from Dr. Don Figley, Vice Chair of the Canadian Commission on Construction Materials Evaluation, to the CHBA’s Don Johnston regarding the CHBA Discussion Paper on the Canadian Construction Materials Centre and Code Conformity Assessment

(2005-09-25) Letter to David Wassmansdorf from Doug Stewart (Vice-President, Policy and Planning, CMHC) regarding Pre-Delivery Inspection Protocol For New Homes

(2005-09-23) Letter to CHBA President David Wassmansdorf, from Joseph Volpe, Minister of Citizenship and Immigration, on the shortage of skilled workers

(2005-09-16) Letter from CHBA President David Wassmansdorf to The Hon. John Efford, Minister of Natural Resources Canada, and Reginald Alcock, President of the Treasury Board, regarding federal support for the R-2000 Program

(2005-09-15) Letter from CHBA President David Wassmansdorf to Diane Lafleur, Director, Financial Sector Division of the Department of Finance, regarding a Consultation Paper on Enhancing Canada’s Anti-Money Laundering and Anti-Terrorist Financing Regime

(2005-09-15) Letter from the CHBA’s Paul Gravelle to François Blouin, Director of CMHC’s Market Analysis Centre (MAC),outlining gaps in data as part of CMHC’s MAC Product and Service Review

(2005-09-14) Letter from CHBA President David Wassmansdorf to Joe Fontana, federal Minister of Housing, and David Morse, Nova Scotia Minister of Community Services, highlighting the CHBA’s Pre-Budget Submission in advance of a meeting of Federal/Provincial/Territorial Ministers responsible for Housing

(2005-09-13) Report on Federal Infrastructure Programs and Spending

(2005-09-12) Letter to Chris White, Chief of Staff for the Minister of Human Resources and Skills Development, from John Kenward, COO, regarding CHBA's proposal for a human resource development initiative to address skilled labour shortages in the residential construction industry. Also includes a Summary of the proposed initiative, a rationale behind the preferred approach, and a history of the initiative.

(2005-09-06) Briefing Note on CHBA's position regarding CMHC Retained Earnings

(2005-09-06) Review of the Provincial Nominee Program (Immigration)

(2005-09-02) Focusing on Housing Priorities - CHBA's Pre-Budget Submission (September 2005)

(2005-08-11) Letter from Ark Tsisserev, Chair, Executive Committee on the Canadian Electrical Code, Part I, to Don Johnston, Senior Director of Technology and Policy, regarding the CHBA's Discussion Paper on the Canadian Electrical Code, Part I

(2005-08-08) Briefing Note on the Question of Protection of Private Property Rights. A review based on comparison of the Canadian and US experiences

(2005-08-04) Letter from the Hon. John Godfrey, Minister of State (Infrastructure and Communities) to CHBA President, David Wassmansdorf, regarding the Six-Point Action Plan

(2005-07-29) Letter from the Hon. Joe Fontana, Minister of Labour and Housing, to CHBA President David Wassmansdorf, regarding CMHC's Mortgage Loan Insurance for Energy Efficient Homes

(2005-07-22) Letter from CHBA President David Wassmansdorf to Minister Fontana (Labour and Housing) and Minister Godfrey (Minister of State (Infrastructure and Communities)) regarding the formation of a CHBA, CMHC and Infrastructure Canada Working Group to pursue public-private cooperation between the residential construction and development industry and the Federal Government

(2005-07-19) Letter from the Hon. Anne McLellan, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Public Safety and Emergency Preparedness Canada to CHBA President David Wassmansdorf regarding the CHBA's Six-point Action Plan

(2005-07-18) Letter from Michel Dorais, Commissioner, CRA, to David Wassmansdorf, regarding results of the evaluation of the Contract Payment Reporting System

(2005-07-14) Letter from the Hon. R. John Efford, Minister of Natural Resources Canada, to CHBA President David Wassmansdorf on R-2000 and the Association's Six-Point Action Plan

(2005-07-14) "Builders must adapt, CHBA President says" - Article from the Daily Commercial News, July 14, 2005

(2005-07-13) Private Sector Solutions to Assisting Renters in Need

(2005-07-11) Letter from the CHBA’s John Kenward to Doug Stewart, CMHC Vice-President, Policy and Planning Sector, regarding a comprehensive environmental performance review of residential development

(2005-07-11) Letter from CHBA COO John Kenward, to Samy Watson, Deputy Minister of Environment Canada, regarding potential collaboration between CHBA and the Ministry

(2005-07-07) Letter from CHBA President David Wassmansdorf to Joe Volpe, Minister of Citizenship and Immigration, on the shortage of skilled workers

(2005-07-07) Letter from CHBA President David Wassmansdorf to John McCallum, Minister of National Revenue, on the evaluation of the Contract Payment Reporting System (CPRS)

(2005-06-28) Letter from CHBA President David Wassmansdorf to John McKay, Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Finance, on improving access to homeownership for first-time homebuyers

(2005-06-27) Letter from CHBA Past President Mary Lawson to Joe Fontana, Minister of Labour and Housing, re. proposal for a “Virtual Showcase for Canadian Housing Excellence” in conjunction with the World Urban Forum

(2005-06-27) Concept Paper for Canadian Housing Online - A Virtual Resource Centre for International and Domestic Housing Practitioners

(2005-06-22) "Reurbanization: Making it Happen," Remarks by CHBA President David Wassmansdorf at the 2005 Reurbanization Conference, Kitchener, Ontario

(2005-06-20) Brief on Tax Increment Financing

(2005-06-17) Letter from Doug Stewart, Vice President, Policy and Planning, Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation, to John Kenward, regarding Bill C-363 and CMHC Mortgage Insurance Activity Retained Earnings

(2005-06-17) Letter from the CHBA’s Don Johnston to J. W. MacLean, Chair of the CCME, regarding the CHBA Discussion Paper on the Canadian Construction Materials Centre and Code Conformity Assessment

(2005-06-16) Letter from CHBA President David Wassmansdorf to Ed Komarnicki, MP (Conservative Critic for Labour and Housing) re. the use of tax credits to assist in the production of housing for low-income people

(2005-06-16) Letter from CHBA President David Wassmansdorf to Joe Fontana, Minister of Labour and Housing, re. the use of tax credits to assist in the production of housing for low-income people

(2005-06-02) CHBA President David Wassmansdorf's Speaking Notes to the Standing Committee on Finance

(2005-05-26) Canadian Housing Industry - Performance and Trends

(2005-05-24) Letter from CHBA President David Wassmansdorf to Ralph Goodale, Minister of Finance, re. opposition to the removal of the statutory requirement for mortgage insurance on high-ratio mortgages

(2005-05-20) Letter from John Kenward to Doug Stewart, CMHC Vice-President, regarding CHBA's position on valuation of GST on self-supply rental projects

(2005-05-20) Briefing Note: Valuation of Self-Supply Rental Projects for GST

(2005-05-18) Letter from the Hon. Joe Fontana, Minister of Labour and Housing, regarding SCPI and RRAP

(2005-05-10) Summary Notes of the meeting of the Canadian Electrical Code's National Public Safety Advisory Committee

(2005-05-09) Letter from CHBA President David Wassmansdorf to John Godfrey, Minister of State (Infrastructure and Communities) re. public-private partnerships, infrastructure and innovative urban development

(2005-05-06) Open Letter to Canadian Municipalities from Stephen Harper

(2005-05-04) Article entitled "Who really owns your property?" by Garth Turner (Halifax Chronicle, April 9, 2005) and legal response

(2005-05-02) Letter from The Hon. Joe Fontana, Minister of Labour and Housing, to David Wassmansdorf detailing CMHC's enhancements to its Rental Residential Rehabilitation Assistance Program

(2005-05-02) News Release on creation of Residential Rehabilitation Assistance Program

(2005-04-29) Letter from Karen Kinsley, CMHC President, to David Wassmansdorf inviting him to participate in a discussion regarding Statutory Requirements for Mortgage Insurance on High Loan to Value Residential Mortgages

(2005-04-28) News Release on the renewal of the ACT Program (Affordability and Choice Today)

(2005-04-22) Letter from the Hon. Joe Fontana, Minister of Labour and Housing, to David Wassmansdorf regarding changes to CMHC's mortgage insurance programs

(2005-04-22) News Release: Home Builders' President welcomes CMHC mortgage insurance changes

(2005-04-15) Briefing Note on Australian Policies to Encourage Tax Compliance

(2005-04-12) Letter from Mary Lawson to the Hon. Joe Fontana, Minister of Labour and Housing, regarding the 2006 World Urban Forum in Vancouver

(2005-04-04) Letter from David Wassmansdorf to the Hon. John Efford, Minister of Natural Resources, regarding R-2000

(2005-03-29) Letter to David Wassmansdorf from Karen Kinsley, CHMC President, regarding Mr. Wassmansdorf's Presidential term and Ms. Kinsley's meeting with Mary Lawson on December 2nd

(2005-03-21) Legal Opinion on Constitutional Rights and Private Property


 

(2005-03-05) David Wassmansdorf's Inaugural Address, 2005 CHBA National Conference in St. John's, NL      

 

 




(2005-03-05) The Hon. Joe Fontana, Minister of Labour and Housing's Speech to the 2005 CHBA National Conference

(2005-03-03) Letter from Doug Stewart, CMHC Vice-President, to John Kenward regarding CMHC's research program on residential construction insurance

(2005-02-25) CHBA Discussion Paper on the Canadian Electrical Code - CSA C22.1

(2005-02-25) CHBA Discussion Paper on the Canadian Construction Materials Centre and Code Conformity Assessment

(2005-02-23) Letter from the Hon. John Efford, Minister of Natural Resources, to Mary Lawson regarding NRCan/OEE's commitment to R-2000

(2005-02-22) Letter to Mary Lawson from Joe Fontana, Minister of Labour and Housing, regarding the creation of a foundation for affordable housing

 

(2005-02-03) Letters to Jim Robar, Director, Technical Research, Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation, from the Alberta New Home Warranty Program, regarding A Discussion Paper on the Feasibility of a National Builder Rating System

(2005-01-31) Proposal Under The Knowledge-Building, Outreach And Awareness Initiative Of Infrastructure Canada

(2005-01-28) Letter to Mary Lawson from John Efford, Minister of Natural Resources Canada regarding the R-2000 program

(2005-01-17) Letter from Mary Lawson to HRSDC Minister, Lucienne Robillard, regarding skilled labour shortages

(2005-01-13) Letter from the Hon. Joe Fontana, Minister of Labour and Housing, to Mary Lawson outlining the upcoming 2006 World Urban Forum

(2005-01-13) Comments by CHBA on the December, 2004 Draft Report of the CCME Task Group on Contaminated Site Liability and Brownfields

(2005-01-13) Letter from Mary Lawson to the Hon. John McCallum, Minister of National Revenue on continuation of the Get it in Writing! campaign

(2005-01-13) Letter from Joe Fontana to David Crenna regarding Roundtable on Aboriginal Housing Issues

(2005-01-12) CHBA Toolkits on Key Issues Affecting Provicial and Local HBAs: Main Messages (Generation 1)

(2005-01-12) CHBA Toolkit on GST Rebate Indexation

(2005-01-10) Letter from CHBA President Mary Lawson to John Efford, Minister of Natural Resources, regarding changes to the R-2000 Program

(2005-01-06) Letter to Mary Lawson from the Hon. Joe Fontana, Minister of Labour and Housing, regarding the Federal/Provincial/Territorial Ministers of Housing meeting November 30, 2004 and Canadian Housing Framework Consultations

(2005-01-06) Letter from CHBA/NRCan to R-2000 Builders

(2005-01-05) Letter to Mary Lawson from Karen Kinsley regarding CMHC Publication, "Evolving Housing Conditions in Canada's Census Metropolitan Areas 1991-2001"

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