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1. Does the rental industry have an image problem?
Renting is a hot topic in Ontario today where approximately 30 per cent of households live in apartments. Gentrification, affordability and the downward trending vacancy rate are among the many sub-themes guaranteed to spark lively debates about the current state of the rental housing industry. To dig a little deeper into what exactly that state is and how Ontarians really feel about it, the Federation of Rental Housing Providers of Ontario conducted a public opinion poll in combination with the latest data and census results.
2. Alberta carbon fees to fund energy efficiency
As outlined in the 2016 Alberta budget, carbon fees will show up differently in the key utilities of electricity and natural gas, creating a blend of transparent and more nebulous new costs .
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3. Tarion review consultations kick off in Toronto
As Tarion review consultations kicked off last week, Justice Douglas Cunningham said he has assured those who have expressed concerns he has “no marching orders."
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4. Canada's Greenest Employers named for 2016
A new list of Canada’s Greenest Employers for 2016 includes companies that have built environmental values into their workplace culture.
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5. Industry flags need for skilled property managers
Multimillion dollar buildings will need skilled property managers who understand their complexities. Yet, future demand for this type of employment may not necessarily align with the goals of younger generations set on working in real estate.
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