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Element5 is first local CLT supplier to the Ontario marketplace
October 7th, 2021 9:28 pm

By Paul De Berardis/RESCON
 
RESCON is pleased to be engaged as a foundational partner in the Workforce 2030 initiative, which is a coalition effort to fast-track the workforce needed to build a low-carbon future Ontario....  Read more...
RESCON tackled a number of critical issues in September
October 7th, 2021 9:22 pm

By Grant Cameron/RESCON
 
RESCON tackled some critical issues in September, namely the housing crisis, our disappointment with a court ruling against the province on MZOs, and why we support the rollout of vaccine passports....  Read more...
We must remove obstacles that are hindering progress
October 7th, 2021 9:09 pm

By Richard Lyall/RESCON
 
Home and condo building has persevered during COVID-19. Yet, there remain obstacles that hamper ongoing supply.

For example, the end of extended construction hours, ...  Read more...
Keeping up with COVID-19
October 4th, 2021 11:45 pm


By Andrew Pariser & Ahd AlAshry/RESCON

If your company is still trying to decide between strong promotion; be vaccinated or be tested; or mandatory mandatory vaccination, you are not alone. When it comes to employer COVID policies, workplaces and employers are still living with uncertainty ...  Read more...
Federal Election 2021
September 8th, 2021 3:59 pm

Sept. 8, 2021
By Amina Dibe/RESCON
 
We are just over two weeks away from the federal election. RESCON has been following the campaign and keeping track of issues that affect our industry. Following is a rundown of the issues, pledges and platforms and our take on them....  Read more...
Hurricane straps – the great debate soldiers on
September 2nd, 2021 11:27 pm

Sept. 2, 2021
By Paul De Berardis/RESCON
 
The great debate on hurricane straps soldiers on. The tornado that hit Barrie on July 15 left approximately 60 homes either irreparably damaged or rendered uninhabitable. With wind speeds reaching up to 210 kilometres an hour, the tornado was categorized as an EF-2 by Environment and Climate Change Canada....  Read more...
We need to keep housing crisis on the front burner
September 2nd, 2021 11:21 pm

Sept. 2, 2021
By Grant Cameron/RESCON
 
As a public relations professional, it’s my job to ensure that RESCON’s issues and points of view on matters are kept on the front burner and articulated clearly to relevant audiences....  Read more...
COVID-19: Why is it still here and what to do about the fourth wave
September 2nd, 2021 11:13 pm

Sept. 2, 2021
By Andrew Pariser/RESCON
 
As spring turned to summer and headlines provided positive updates on vaccine availability and record inoculation rates, there was optimism in the air that this pandemic may be coming to an end. Some jurisdictions like Israel, England and New York State relaxed their mask mandates and the parts of the world where vaccine rates soared dreamed of a return to normal....  Read more...
Many opportunities for women in trades over next decade
September 2nd, 2021 10:59 pm

   By Amina Dibe
   Sept. 2, 2021
 
Last month, I represented RESCON at a roundtable for Ontario’s Task Force on Women and the Economy  to discuss how industry and government can work together to remove barriers for women to enter the skilled trades....  Read more...
Inclusionary zoning ‘is coming’ but it’s not a silver bullet for GTA’s housing crisis
July 28th, 2021 10:40 pm

By Aonghus Kealy / RESCON
 
Nobody should think that inclusionary zoning (IZ) is a silver-bullet solution for the GTA’s housing crisis. However, the developers who have ignored the IZ debate will be in for a shock, say industry leaders....  Read more...
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