After a Canadian record of 29 medals at the Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang, you might think it's easy for Team Canada to rest on its laurels.
But that isn't the case as it seeks continuous improvement over time. And that's how we feel about RESCON's role for our members with innovation, streamlining red tape within the development approvals process, and informing you about changes to WSIB, among other issues. And with Toronto (representing Canada) now ranked 54th out of 190 economies in process efficiency - according to World Bank metrics based on a basic warehouse project - there is a lot of work ahead of us.
Here's what is in this newsletter: our red tape guru Michael de Lint writes about building transit, adding supply and implementing land value capture to get it all done; the reporters at HiBusiness.com write a couple of articles on our report on the development approvals process; RCCAO advocates for the Relief Line in the Toronto Star; RESCON VP Andrew Pariser and program and policy analyst Amina Dibe write about changes coming to the WSIB rate framework; and more coverage on the St. Clare's initiative to build 22 permanent apartment units for the homeless in Toronto.
Thanks for reading. Geonbae!
Richard Lyall, President