Policy Archive - 2009

(2009-12-31) Year-End Reflections on Housing - Altus Group

(2009-12-17) Letter from the Hon. Jim Watson, Minister of Municipal Affairs and Housing, Ontario, to Gary Friends, CHBA President, regarding a comprehensive long-term affordable housing strategy for Ontarians

(2009-12-04) Speaking Notes for CHBA President Gary Friend to the Senate of Canada Standing Committee on National Finance regarding Bill C-51

(2009-12-02) Letter from the Hon. Yvonne Fritz, Minster of Housing and Urban Affairs, Alberta, to Gary Friend, CHBA President, regarding affordable rental housing

(2009-12-01) Development of a New EnerGuide Rating System - Questions and Considerations

(2009-12-01) CHBA Background Paper on Cap and Trade

(2009-11-26) Letter to Bruce Clemmensen, Chair of the Canadian Commission on Building and Fire Codes, regarding the National Energy Code for Buildings

(2009-11-20) Letter to Bruce Clemmensen, Chair of the Canadian Commission on Building and Fire Codes, regarding observations and concerns related to the Joint Task Group - Energy Efficiency Objective

(2009-11-16) Letter from Bruce Clemmensen, Chair of the Canadian Commission on Building and Fire Codes, regarding Work of the Joint CCBFC PTPACC Group on Energy Efficiency in Houses

(2009-11-16) Letter from Bruce Clemmensen, Chair of the Canadian Commission on Building and Fire Codes, the addition of an Objective for Energy Efficiency in the National Building Code

(2009-11-13) MP Kit for CHBA’s GST Rebate and Home Renovation Tax Rebate Campaign

(2009-11-13) Letter to the Hon. Jim Flaherty, Minister of Finance, from CHAB President Gary Friend, regarding a permanent Home Renovation Tax Rebate

(2009-11-03) Speaking Notes for CHBA President Gary Friend to the House of Commons Standing Committee on Finance regarding Bill C-51

(2009-11-02) Letter to the Hon. Jim Flaherty, Minister of Finance, from CHBA President Gary Friend, regarding the GST New Housing Rebate

(2009-10-31) Canadian Housing Industry - Performance and Trends

(2009-10-31) HST New Housing Rebate Thresholds - Indexation is Very Important

(2009-10-29) Letter to Joe Black, Chair of the Canadian Council of Directors of Apprenticeship, regarding a review of the Apprenticeship system in the Residential Construction Industry

(2009-10-28) Letter from Bruce Clemmensen, Chair of the Canadian Commission on Building and Fire Codes, regarding proposed research on Current Construction Practices Related to Energy Efficiency in Part 9 Housing

(2009-10-27) CHBA Discussion Paper on the Canadian Construction Materials Centre and Code Conformity Assessment October 2009 - Supplement

(2009-10-26) Letter from Bruce Clemmensen, Chair of the Canadian Commission on Building and Fire Codes, regarding post-occupancy test for Radon

(2009-10-26) Speaking Notes for CHBA President Gary Friend to the House of Commons Standing Committee on Finance regarding Pre-Budget Consultations

(2009-10-20) GTA Condominium Apartment Market Risk

(2009-10-13) Rating and Certification Report from U.S. National Institute of Building Sciences

(2009-10-13) Letter to the Hon. Lisa Raitt, Minister of Natural Resources, from CHBA President Gary Friend, regarding Integrated Community Energy Solutions

(2009-10-10) Harmonization in Ontario and British Columbia

(2009-10-06) Letter to the Hon. Jean-Pierre Blackburn, Minister of National Revenue, from CHBA President Gary Friend, regarding the underground "cash" economy and the residential construction industry

(2009-10-05) Letter to Janice Charette, Deputy Minister, HRSDC, and Karen Kinsley, President, CMHC, from Gary Friend, President, CHBA, regarding 2009 Consultation on Federal Housing and Homelessness Investments. Report, Housing Affordability and Accessibility

(2009-10) Hoiusing Affordability and Accessibilty: A Synopsis of Solutions - CHBA

(2009-09-15) Letter to Bruce Clemmensen, Chair of the Canadian Commission on Building and Fire Codes, regarding observations and concerns related to the work of the Standing Committee on Energy Efficiency in Buildings

(2009-09-15) Letter to Bruce Clemmensen, Chair of the Canadian Commission on Building and Fire Codes, regarding follow-up points discussed during the recent CCBFC Executive Committee meeting

(2009-09-14) CHBA Pre-Budget Submission

(2009-09-14) Indexation and Rental Housing - Altus Group Memo

(2009-09-10) CHBA Builder Information Bulletin – WaterSense

(2009-09-07) Briefing Note: Valuation of Self-Supply Rental Projects for GST

(2009-09-03) Letter from George Gritziotis, Executive Director, Construction Sector Council, regarding Contractor 101 e-learning courses.

(2009-09-02) Importance of Indexation of the HST New Housing Rebate Thresholds

(2009-08-07) The Potential Impacts of Sales Tax Harmonization on the Residential Renovation Sector in Canada

(2009-08-07) CHBA Briefing Note: Valuation of Rental Projects for GST

(2009-08-06) Letter to Bruce Clemmensen, Chair of the Canadian Commission on Building and Fire Codes, regarding issues of concern to the CHBA pending the next CCBFC Executive Committee meeting

(2009-08) CHBA Pre-Budget Submission

(2009-07-30) Review of Federal and Provincial/Territorial Government Grant and Incentive Programs for Homes Renovations to Increase Energy Efficiency

(2009-07-28) Long-Term Housing Demand in Canada

(2009-07-27) Letter to George Gritziotis, Executive Director, Construction Sector Council, regarding E-Learning Efforts

(2009-07-23) Tax Pyramiding in Canada: A Growing Concern

(2009-07-21) Letter to Bruce Clemmensen, Chair of the Canadian Commission on Building and Fire Codes, regarding the British Government's approach to energy performance regulations

(2009-07-20) Letter to Bruce Clemmensen, Chair of the Canadian Commission on Building and Fire Codes, regarding ENERGY STAR Qualifed Homes 2011 Draft Requirement

(2009-07-16) Letter from the Hon. Lisa Raitt, Minister of Natural Resources, regarding the ecoENERGY Retrofit - Homes program

(2009-07-15) Memo to Members regarding Radon

(2009-07-14) Energy Use and Greenhouse Gas Emission Performance in Canadian Homes Since 1990 - 2006 (Update)

(2009-07-14) New Report on LEED® Canada for Homes and Provincial Energy Requirements

(2009-07-14) New Health Canada Guidelines for Radon in the Home - An Update

(2009-07-10) Letter from the Hon. James M. Flaherty, Minister of Finance, to John Hrynkow, CHBA President

(2009-07-03) Letter to The Hon. Jason Kenny, Minister of Citizenship and Immigration, from CHBA President Gary Friend, regarding Arranged Employment Opinion requirements

(2009-06-15) GST Impacts by Province of Various Rebate Options - Altus Group Memo

 (2009) CHBA Summer MP Campaign Materials

(2009-05-22) Letter to Bruce Clemmensen, Chair of the Canadian Commission on Building and Fire Codes, regarding questions arising as a result of the meeting of the Standing Committee on Energy Efficiency in Buildings

(2009-05-22) Letter from CHBA President Gary Friend to Prime Minister Harper, regarding the proposed harmonized sales tax in Ontario and its affect on renovation and the underground (cash) economy

(2009-05-22) How Recent Changes to the National Model Codes Process Help Deal with Urgent and Emerging Issues

(2009-05-19) Letter to Bruce Clemmensen, Chair of the Canadian Commission on Building and Fire Codes, regarding recent information underpinning the importance of a disciplined approach to building standards and codes

(2009-05-19) Letter to Bruce Clemmensen, Chair of the Canadian Commission on Building and Fire Codes, outlining how recent changes to the National Model Codes process help deal with urgent and emerging issues

(2009-05-19) Letter to Bruce Clemmensen, Chair of the Canadian Commission on Building and Fire Codes, regarding information available to decision-makers and the public about the cumulative costs of changes to Part 9 of the NBC

(2009-05-19) Memo from CHBA President Gary Friend regarding the latest Update on Economic Impacts of the Housing Industry in communities across Canada

(2009-05-14) Letter to Bruce Clemmensen, Chair of the Canadian Commission on Building and Fire Codes, outlining further concerns about work on the protocol for new Code objectives

(2009-05-13) Letter to Bruce Clemmensen, Chair of the Canadian Commission on Building and Fire Codes, from CHBA President Gary Friend, regarding the protocol for addressing new objectives in model codes

(2009-05-13) Letter to Bruce Clemmensen, Chair of the Canadian Commission on Building and Fire Codes, from CHBA President Gary Friend, regarding the May 4/09 Meeting of the Joint Task Group on Energy Efficiency in Housing

(2009-05-12) Letter from CHBA President Gary Friend to Prime Minister Harper, regarding GST indexation and the proposed harmonized sales tax in Ontario

(2009-05-01) Big Hit on GTA Middle-Class Home Buyers with the Ontario Budget's HST Proposals - Altus Group

(2009-04-30) Message from the Prime Minister on New Homes Month

(2009-04-14) The EnviroHome Opportunity

(2009-04-14) Letter from Karen Kinsley, President & CEO, CMHC, to Michael Moldenhauer, Past President, BILD, regarding financing issues and CMHC provision of Motrgage loan insurance for construction financing

(2009-04-09) Letter from Gary Friend, CHBA President, to the Hon. John Baird, Minister of Transport, Infrastructure and Communities, regarding the Building Canada Fund

(2009-04-09) Letter from Gary Friend, CHBA President, to Bruce Clemmensen, Chair of the Canadian Commission on Building and Fire Codes, regarding energy efficiency as a new objective in the National Building Code

(2009-03-24) Letter to CHBA President John Hrynkow, from the Hon. John Baird, Minister of Transport, Infrastructure and Communities, regarding the Building Canada Fund

(2009-03-23) Cost Impact of CHBA Involvement in the Development of the 2010 National Building Code

(2009-03-16) The Time Is Right: Alternatives to Development Charges - prepared by Altus Group Economic Consulting for CHBA

(2009-03-09) New Housing Is Different: Implications for Sales Tax Harmonization in Ontario

(2009-03-03) Letter from Michael Moldenhauer, Past President, BILD, to Karen Kinsley, President & CEO, CMHC, regarding financing issues and CMHC provision of Motrgage loan insurance for construction financing

(2009-03-01) Memorandum of Agreement Concerning a Canada-Ontario Comprehensive Integrated Tax Co-Ordination Agreement

(2009-02-28) Economic Impacts of Residential Construction - prepared by Altus Group Economic Consulting for CMHC

(2009-02-28) Government-imposed Charges on New Housing in Canada (CMHC Research Highlight)


 

(2009-02-28) Now Is The Time To Act  -  Inaugural Address of Gary Friend, Incoming President   

 

 


(2009-02-18) Letter to the Right Honourable Stephen Harper, Prime Minister of Canada, from CHBA President John Hrynkow, regarding New Homes Month

(2009-02-13) Letter to the Hon. James Flaherty, Minister of Finance, from CHBA President John Hrynkow, regarding commercial lending markets

(2009-02-06) Letter from the Hon. Diane Finley, Minister of Human Resources and Skills Development, to John Hrynkow, CHBA President, regarding the 2009 Budget

(2009-02-05) Letter from the Hon. Lisa Raitt, Minister of Natural Resources, to CHBA President John Hrynkow, regarding the updating of the R-2000 and the EnerGuide Rating System

(2009-02-03) Letter to the Hon. Jim Flaherty, Minister of Finance, from John Hrynkow, regarding the Home Renovation Tax Credit

(2009-02-02) Letter from Heidi Smith, Director of Permanent Resident Policy & Programs, Citizenship and Immigration Canada, in response to a letter from John Hrynkow to the Minister in August 2008

(2009-01-28) Memo to CHBA Renovator Members from Don Johnston, Senior Director, Technology & Policy, regarding New Federal Home Renovation Tax Credit and ecoEnergy Retrofit Grants

(2009-01-27) Letter to the Prime Minister from the County Clerk of the County of Simcoe

(2009-01-15) Letter from the Hon. Leona Aglukkaq, Minister of Health, to CHBA President John Hrynkow, regarding Health Canada's National Radon Strategy

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