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THIS WEEK'S TOP 5 TRENDING STORIES
1. Harmonization needed for Red Seal apprentices
The Red Seal Program—the Canadian standard of excellence for skilled trades—encourages harmonization by developing common interprovincial standards and examinations, inconsistencies exist in provincial/territorial apprenticeship training and certification requirements. This means that Red Seal trades harmonization for apprentices has yet to be fully realized in Canada.
 
2. Supply of new condo units drops to six-year low
There were 7,731 new condominium apartments sold across the GTA during Q2 of this year, a 26 per cent increase year-over-year. This represents the second-highest level of quarterly activity on record following the 8,548 condo sales in Q2-2011.
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3. Teknion's new head office in downtown Toronto
Normally, Teknion works with clients who are undergoing change management. Recently, the contract furniture company underwent change management itself.
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4. New path for resolving condominium disputes
The idea of creating a tribunal to help address condominium disputes in Ontario, as envisioned in Bill 106, has been intriguing to many in the industry.
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5. Heat shrinks future pool of Olympic host cities
Health researchers project that Calgary and Vancouver will be among just three suitable North American locations to host the Summer Olympics by 2085 due to the risks of outdoor activities in intense heat.
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