Policy Archive - 2012

(2012-12-12) Memorandum to Local and Provincial HBAs from CHBA President Ron Olson regarding Changes to the Employment Insurance (EI) Program

(2012-12-12) Letter from Chris Fillingham, Chair of the Canadian Commission on Building and Fire Codes, to John Kenward, COO, regarding Bill 388 - Fire Fighter Safety as Code Objective

(2012-12-12) Letter to Chris Fillingham, Chair of the Canadian Commission on Building and Fire Codes, from John Kenward, COO, regarding Bill 388 - Fire Fighter Safety as Code Objective

(2012-12-04) Memo to Provincial HBA Presidents and Executive Officers, from CHBA President Ron Olson, regarding Employment Insurance (EI) Funded Training Programs and Services

(2012-11-29) Letter to the Hon. Gail Shea, Minister of National Revenue and Minister responsible for Canada Revenue Agency, from CHBA President Ron Olson, regarding the underground "cash" economy

(2012-11-29) Letter from the Hon. Diane Finley and the Hon. Dave Hancock, Co-Chairs of the Forum of Labour Market Ministers, to CHBA President Ron Olson, regarding the Canadian Council of Directors of Apprenticeship (CCDA)

(2012-11-27) Letter from Judith Andrew, Commissioner (Employers), Canada Employment Insurance Commission, Human Resources and Social Development Canada, to CHBA Past President Gary Friend, regarding the recent round-table meeting with Minister Finley

(2012-11-21) Letter from Chris Fillingham, Chair of the Canadian Commission on Building and Fire Codes, to John Kenward, COO, regarding Canadian Housing Industry - Performance and Trends

(2012-11-19) Letter to The Honourable Denis Lebel, Minister of Transport, Infrastructure and Communities, from CHBA President Ron Olson, regarding Proposed Canada Post Community Mailbox Fee

(2012-11-12) Letter to Chris Fillingham, Chair of the Canadian Commission on Building and Fire Codes, from John Kenward, COO, regarding CHBA's Canadian Housing Industry – Performance and Trends report

(2012-11-01) Letter to The Honourable Denis Lebel, Minister of Transport, Infrastructure and Communities, from CHBA President Ron Olson, regarding Proposed Canada Post Community Mailbox Fee

(2012-10-29) Letter from the Hon. Joe Oliver, Minister of Natural Resources Canada, To CHBA President Ron Olson, regarding the role of Natural Resources Canada in Canada's housing system

(2012-10-25) Letter from Steve Mennill, Vice President, Policy, Planning and Research, CMHC, to COO John Kenward, regarding CMHC's research and information transfer activities

(2012-10-23) Letter to Mr. James Rajotte, M.P., Chair of the House of Commons Standing Committee on Finance, from CHBA President Ron Olson, regarding Request to appear before the House of Commons Standing Committee on Finance

(2012-10-23) Review of Labour Market Development Agreement (LMDA) Funded Initiatives

(2012-10-22) Letter to The Honourable Keith Ashfield, Minister of Fisheries and Oceans, from CHBA President Ron Olson, regarding Bill C-38 (Amendments to the Fisheries Act)

(2012-10-19) Letter to the Hon. Diane Finley and the Hon. Dave Hancock, Co-Chairs of the Forum of Labour Market Ministers, from CHBA President Ron Olson, regarding labour mobility requirements

(2012-10-18) Letter from The Hon. Diane Finley, Minister of Human Resources and Skills Development and Minister responsible for Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation, to CHBA President Ron Olson, regarding his Inaugural Address

(2012-10-17) Letter to Chris Fillingham, Chair of the Canadian Commission on Building and Fire Codes, from John Kenward, COO, regarding Regulatory Reform – A Review of Provincial Government Approaches and Initiatives

(2012-10-16) Letter from Chris Fillingham, Chair of the Canadian Commission on Building and Fire Codes, to John Kenward, COO, regarding "Cutting Red Tape – Freeing Business to Grow"

(2012-10-16) Letter to The Hon. James M. Flaherty, Minister of Finance, from CHBA President Ron Olson, regarding Canadian Housing Industry – Performance and Trends

(2012-10-12) Letter from Chris Fillingham, Chair of the Canadian Commission on Building and Fire Codes, to John Kenward, COO, regarding BC White Paper on Uniform Building Code and Final Report – Stakeholder Consultations

(2012-10-12) Housing Affordability and Accessibility - A Synopsis of Solutions (Update)

(2012-10-11) Letter to the Hon. Joe Oliver, Minister of Natural Resources Canada, from Ron Olson, President, CHBA, regarding the "Next Generation" EnerGuide Rating System

(2012-10-10) Canadian Housing Industry – Performance and Trends

(2012-10-02) Backgrounder on Federal Policies and Regulations Related to the Immigration of Skilled Labour (Update)

(2012-09-17) Letter from Chris Fillingham, Chair of the Canadian Commission on Building and Fire Codes, to John Kenward, COO, regarding Decorum in Meetings

(2012-09-17) Letter to The Hon. Diane Finley, Minister of Human Resources and Skills Development Canada, from CHBA President Ron Olson, regarding The Federal Role in Canada’s Housing System

(2012-09-17) Letter to The Hon. Joe Oliver, Minister of Natural Resources, from CHBA President Ron Olson, regarding The Federal Role in Canada’s Housing System

(2012-09-17) Letter to Chris Fillingham, Chair of the Canadian Commission on Building and Fire Codes, from John Kenward, COO, regarding Decorum in Meetings

(2012-09-17) Letter to Chris Fillingham, Chair of the Canadian Commission on Building and Fire Codes, from John Kenward, COO, regarding Presentations on Climbability Requirements

(2012-09-13) National Long Term Plan For Infrastructure: Importance for Housing and Essentials for Success - Speaking Notes for Ron Olson's Presentation to the 2012 National Infrastructure Summit in Regina

(2012-09-10) Letter to Chris Fillingham, Chair of the Canadian Commission on Building and Fire Codes, from John Kenward, COO, regarding "Cutting Red Tape – Freeing Business to Grow"

(2012-09-10) Letter from Chris Fillingham, Chair of the Canadian Commission on Building and Fire Codes, to John Kenward, COO, regarding Terms of Reference for Joint Task Group on Step Dimensions

(2012-09-01) The Federal Role in Canada’s Housing System: An Update

(2012-08-15) Letter to Chris Fillingham, Chair of the Canadian Commission on Building and Fire Codes, from John Kenward, COO, regarding BC White Paper on Uniform Building Code and Final Report – Stakeholder Consultations

(2012-07-31) Letter from the Hon. Diane Finley and the Hon. Dave Hancock, Co-Chairs of the Forum of Labour Market Ministers, to CHBA President Ron Olson, regarding provincial programs and initiatives funded through Labour Market Development Agreements

(2012-07-25) Letter from John McDougall, President, National Research Council, to CHBA President Ron Olson, regarding CHBA's request to renew the Federal/Provincial/Territorial commitments to codes and standards harmonization

(2012-07-09) CHBA 2012 Pre-Budget Submission to the House of Commons Standing Committee on Finance

(2012-07-06) Letter to John McDougall, President, National Research Council Canada, from CHBA President Ron Olson, regarding Renewing the Federal/Provincial/Territorial Commitment to Code and Standard Harmonization

(2012-06-26) Letter to The Hon. James M. Flaherty, Minister of Finance, from CHBA President Ron Olson, regarding changes to the rules governing federally-insured residential mortgages

(2012-06-22) Letter from Chris Fillingham, Chair of the Canadian Commission on Building and Fire Codes, to John Kenward, COO, regarding Trade Agreements

(2012-06-22) Letter from Chris Fillingham, Chair of the Canadian Commission on Building and Fire Codes, to John Kenward, COO, regarding New CHBA Report on Water Use Efficiency

(2012-06-22) Letter from Chris Fillingham, Chair of the Canadian Commission on Building and Fire Codes, to John Kenward, COO, regarding Report of the Joint CCBFC/PTPACC Task Group on Water-Use Efficiency Objective and Scoping -April 2012

(2012-06-22) Letter from Chris Fillingham, Chair of the Canadian Commission on Building and Fire Codes, to John Kenward, COO, regarding Solar Ready Requirements and Code Uniformity

(2012-06-22) Letter from Chris Fillingham, Chair of the Canadian Commission on Building and Fire Codes, to John Kenward, COO, regarding National Roundtable on the Environment and the Economy and Climate Change Mitigation

(2012-06-21) Letter from Chris Fillingham, Chair of the Canadian Commission on Building and Fire Codes, to John Kenward, COO, regarding National / Provincial Harmonization

(2012-06-18) Letter to The Honourable Denis Lebel, Minister of Transport, Infrastructure and Communities, from CHBA President Ron Olson, regarding the engagement process on a Long-Term Plan for Infrastructure in Canada

(2012-06-18) Letter to Chris Fillingham, Chair of the Canadian Commission on Building and Fire Codes, from John Kenward, COO, regarding Trade Agreements

(2012-06-15) Letter to Chris Fillingham, Chair of the Canadian Commission on Building and Fire Codes, from John Kenward, COO, regarding National/ Provincial Harmonization

(2012-06-13) Letter to Chris Fillingham, Chair of the Canadian Commission on Building and Fire Codes, from John Kenward, COO, regarding Solar Ready Requirements and Code Uniformity

(2012-06-12) Letter to Chris Fillingham, Chair of the Canadian Commission on Building and Fire Codes, from John Kenward, COO, regarding Terms of Reference for Joint Task Group on Step Dimensions

(2012-06-12) Letter to Chris Fillingham, Chair of the Canadian Commission on Building and Fire Codes, from John Kenward, COO, regarding New CHBA Report on Water Use Efficiency

(2012-06-07) Letter to Chris Fillingham, Chair of the Canadian Commission on Building and Fire Codes, from John Kenward, COO, regarding Climate Change Mitigation and the model National Building Codes

(2012-05-31) Basic Urban Infrastructure for Canada: Evidence and Issues - A synthesis of five reports prepared for CHBA by Altus Group Economic Consulting between 2008 and 2012

(2012-05-31) Principles for a Smart National Infrastructure Plan

(2012-05-28) Recognizing the Residential Sector's Contribution to Greenhouse Gas Reduction

(2012-05-28) Recognizing Success  - Energy Use and Greenhouse Gas Emission Performance in Canadian Homes, 1990 -2010 Report Highlights

(2012-05-28) Letter to Chris Fillingham, Chair of the Canadian Commission on Building and Fire Codes, from John Kenward, COO, regarding Report of the Joint CCBFC/PTPACC Task Group on Water-Use Efficiency Objective and Scoping -April 2012

(2012-05-24) Water use efficiency and conservation: a discussion of the impact on new home building in Canada

(2012-05-16) Letter from Chris Fillingham, Chair of the Canadian Commission on Building and Fire Codes, to John Kenward, COO, regarding Sub-Task Group on Fall Protection

(2012-05-11) Letter from the Hon. Joe Oliver, MInister of Natural Resources, to CHBA President Ron Olson, regarding Natural Resources Canada's labeling initiatives

(2012-05-07) Letter to the Co-Chairs of the Forum of Labour Market Ministers from CHBA President Ron Olson, regarding the Red Seal Program and the Canadian Council of Directors of Apprenticeship

(2012-05-02) Letter to Chris Fillingham, Chair of the Canadian Commission on Building and Fire Codes, from John Kenward, COO, regarding CHBA’s Paper on New Home Labels

(2012-05-01) Letter from Kevin Lee, Director, Housing Division, Office of Energy Efficiency, Natural Resources Canada, to COO John Kenward, regarding  the ongoing status of NRCan Housing Activities

(2012-04-30) Letter from Karen Kinsley, President, CMHC, to CHBA President Ron Olson, regarding CMHC's research activities

(2012-04-30) Letter from Chris Fillingham, Chair of the Canadian Commission on Building and Fire Codes, to John Kenward, COO, regarding CHBA’s Request to Address the Executive Committee

(2012-04-30) Letter to Chris Fillingham, Chair of the Canadian Commission on Building and Fire Codes, from John Kenward, COO, regarding Report of the National Roundtable on the Environment and the Economy

(2012-04-27) Letter from Chris Fillingham, Chair of the Canadian Commission on Building and Fire Codes, to John Kenward, COO, regarding Water Efficiency in Buildings - Status of Protocol Development

(2012-04-26) Letter to Chris Fillingham, Chair of the Canadian Commission on Building and Fire Codes, from John Kenward, COO, regarding CHBA’s request to address the upcoming meeting of the CCBFC Executive Committee

(2012-04-26) Letter to Chris Fillingham, Chair of the Canadian Commission on Building and Fire Codes, from John Kenward, COO, regarding Water Efficiency in Buildings - Status of Protocol Development

(2012-04-25) Submission to the Office of the Superintendent of Financial Institutions Canada regarding Draft Guideline B-20 – Residential Mortgage Underwriting Practices and Procedures

(2012-04-25) Letter from Chris Fillingham, Chair of the Canadian Commission on Building and Fire Codes, to John Kenward, COO, regarding Climbability Requirements

(2012-04-25) Letter from Chris Fillingham, Chair of the Canadian Commission on Building and Fire Codes, to John Kenward, COO, regarding Water Efficiency in Buildings: Completion of Steps 3,1 to 3.5 of the Protocol for addressing new objectives in model national codes

(2012-04-20) Letter to Chris Fillingham, Chair of the Canadian Commission on Building and Fire Codes, from John Kenward, COO, regarding Climbability Requirements

(2012-04-19) Memo to Provincial and Local HBAs regarding Cross Canada Survey of Radon Concentrations in Homes

(2012-04-09) Letter from the Hon. Joe Oliver, Minister of Natural Resources, to CHBA President Ron Olson, regarding CMHC research activities

(2012-04-01) TD Economics: Canada's Aging Household Debt Burden

(2012-03-31) Health Canada: Cross-Canada Survey of Radon Concentrations in Homes - Final Report

(2012-03-30) Letter to The Honourable Denis Lebel, Minister of Transport, Infrastructure and Communities, from CHBA President Ron Olson, regarding the development of a long-term infrastructure plan for Canada

(2012-03-29) CHBA News Release: New Home Builders Say Budget Will Support Housing Stability

(2012-03-19) OSFI News Release: OSFI Releases Draft Guidance on Mortgage Underwriting Principles

(2012-03-17) Script for the Hon. Diane Finley, Minister of Human Resources and Skills Development Canada and
Minister Responsible for Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation, CHBA 69th Annual Conference

(2012-03-17) Speaking Notes for Dino Chiesa, Chair of the Board, Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation, CHBA 69th Annual Conference


 

(2012-03-17) Future Building: The Canadian Advantage - Inaugural Address of  Ron Olson, Incoming President  

 

 


(2012-03-09) Letter from Steve Mennill, Vice President, Policy, Research and Planning, CMHC, to John Kenward, COO, regarding CMHC's ongoing research and information transfer initiatives

 

(2012-03-08) Basic Urban Infrastructure and Its Community-wide Benefits

(2012-03-05) Brief to the Standing Senate Committee on Energy, the Environment and Natural Resources

(2012-03-05) Letter from Kevin Evans, Chair, Canadian Council of Directors of Apprenticeship (CCDA), to CHBA President Ron Olson, regarding concerns and questions raised in CHBA's letter of April 15, 2011 letter to the Co-Chairs of the Forum of Labour Market Ministers

(2012-03-02) Letter from the Co-Chairs of the Forum of Labour Market Ministers, to CHBA President Ron Olson, regarding CHBA's letter of April 15, 2011 regarding the Interprovincial Standards Red Seal Program and the Canadian Council of the Directors of Apprenticeship (CCDA)

(2012-02-15) Letter to The Hon. Jason Kenney, Minister, Citizenship and Immigration Canada and the Members of the Forum of Labour Market Ministers, from CHBA President Ron Olson, regarding Updates to the Economic Immigrant Program

(2012-02-15) Letter to the Forum of Labour Market Ministers, from CHBA President Ron Olson, regarding CHBA’s review of Provincial Programs and Initiatives funded through the Labour Market Development Agreements

(2012-02-15) Letter to Judith Andrew, Commissioner (Employers), Employment Insurance, from CHBA President Ron Olson, regarding the Web-based Records of Employment (ROE) Application Process

(2012-02-15) Letter to Paul Thompson, Assistant Deputy Minister, Processing and Payment Services Branch, Service Canada, from CHBA President Ron Olson, regarding the electronic format for the Record of Employment (ROE) and the online registration option

(2012-01-30) Letter to Ed Komarnicki, Member of Parliament and Chair of the House of Commons Standing Committee on Human Resources, Social and Skills Development and the Status of Persons with Disabilities, from CHBA President Ron Olson, regarding skilled labour shortages

(2012-01-30) Letter to the Co-Chairs of the Forum of Labour Market Ministers from CHBA President Ron Olson, regarding provincially designated trades

(2012-01-26) Letter from Chris Fillingham, Chair of the Canadian Commission on Building and Fire Codes, to John Kenward, COO, regarding Regulating Energy Efficiency in Home Renovations

(2012-01-26) Letter to Chris Fillingham, Chair of the Canadian Commission on Building and Fire Codes, from John Kenward, COO, regarding Regulating Energy Efficiency in Home Renovations

(2012-01-19) Letter from Chris Fillingham, Chair of the Canadian Commission on Building and Fire Codes, to John Kenward, COO, regarding Energy Efficiency Targets for the Next Edition of the NECB

(2012-01-19) Letter from Chris Fillingham, Chair of the Canadian Commission on Building and Fire Codes, to John Kenward, COO, regarding Impact of New Requirements on the Cost of a New House

(2012-01-19) Letter from Chris Fillingham, Chair of the Canadian Commission on Building and Fire Codes, to John Kenward, COO, regarding Accessiblity

(2012-01-19) Letter from Chris Fillingham, Chair of the Canadian Commission on Building and Fire Codes, to John Kenward, COO, regarding Costing Information from ENERGY STAR for New Homes (ESNH)

(2012-01-19) Letter from Chris Fillingham, Chair of the Canadian Commission on Building and Fire Codes, to John Kenward, COO, regarding Energy Efficiency Requirements for Houses - Cost Considerations

(2012-01-18) Letter from Chris Fillingham, Chair of the Canadian Commission on Building and Fire Codes, to John Kenward, COO, regarding Standards Council of Canada Presentation to the CCBFC April 11, 2011

(2012-01-18) Letter from Chris Fillingham, Chair of the Canadian Commission on Building and Fire Codes, to John Kenward, COO, regarding Building Codes – A Good Tool in the Right Context

(2012-01-18) Letter from Chris Fillingham, Chair of the Canadian Commission on Building and Fire Codes, to John Kenward, COO, regarding Mandate of the Standing Committee on Energy Efficiency in Buildings

(2012-01-18) Letter from Paul Thompson, ADM, Processing and Payment Services Branch, Service Canada, to Gary Friend, regarding electronic format for the Record of Employment

(2012-01-11) Letter to The Hon. Joe Oliver, Minister, Natural Resources Canada, from CHBA President Ron Olson, regarding the ecoENERGY – Retrofit Homes Program

(2012-01-06) Letter to Judith Andrew, Commissioner (Employers), Employment Insurance, HRSDC, from CHBA President Ron Olson, regarding How the Government of Canada Supports Apprenticeship Training

(2012-01-03) Letter to Chris Fillingham, Chair of the Canadian Commission on Building and Fire Codes, from John Kenward, COO, regarding the Impact of Climate Change of NBC Requirements

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