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Monthly Archives: March 2014

Environment group paints brighter picture of Ontario’s electricity costs

Environment group paints brighter picture of Ontario’s electricity costs

Does anything make people madder in Ontario than their electricity bill? Every time consumers around the province open their latest hydro bill, curses, deprecations and expressions of disbelief and dismay are uttered, usually directed in equal parts against the government and the electric company. There is probably no other issue that generates, so to speak,… Continue Reading

Construction industry feeling “very bullish” for 2014: OCS

Construction industry feeling “very bullish” for 2014: OCS

The outlook for Ontario’s construction industry in 2014 is “very bullish,” with more contractors expecting to do more work this year than last year. The Ontario Construction Secretariat (OCS) just released its annual survey of industrial, commercial and institutional construction contractors and the optimism in the industry is “above average,” the highest it has been… Continue Reading

No bubble here and government should butt out: report

No bubble here and government should butt out: report

We have all seen the media reports warning that real estate in Canada is overvalued. A Toronto economist and real estate analyst questions the data used by various agencies, which include the prestigious Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD), in calculating that presumed over-valuation. He concludes that both the data and the analysis of… Continue Reading

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