The Power List: Top 10 Real Estate Reformers

You’ve heard the phrase “build back better.” These Canadians are getting it done.

To fill a need for workers, the face of the skilled trades is changing

A SIMPLE BROCHURE changed the whole course of Andrea Osborne’s life. She was visiting the band office at her boyfriend’s reserve to apply for welfare when she spotted a pamphlet from Trade Winds to Success, a not-for-profit that connects Indigenous people in Alberta to training opportunities in the skilled trades. Osborne got in touch, and started with pre-apprenticeship training, hoping it would lead to opportunities in millwrighting, a trade involving installing and maintaining machines. It struck her as interesting and challenging. Maybe even too challenging. 

The battle for the soul of Muskoka

A Toronto real estate developer is building a mansion on Ontario’s fanciest leisure lake. The neighbours are doing whatever they can to stop him.

Ontario Premier Doug Ford speaks during his daily updates regarding COVID-19 at Queen's Park in Toronto on Tuesday, May 12, 2020. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Nathan Denette

Doug Ford’s latest coronavirus update: Reopening the economy begins Saturday at 12:01 a.m. [Full transcript]

The Ontario premier named a long list of permitted reopenings, including golf courses, vets, sports fields, construction and some medical services

Thinking pink and profiting: Women in trades capitalize on gender

But these blue-collar women have more in common than X chromosomes

A little ‘constructive’ criticism for NATO

The price tag for NATO’s new building climbed $371 million, and taxpayers may have to foot the bill

Queen’s University to construct two new residences

Project will cost an estimated $70-million

It’s a great racket

It’s a great racket

Threats, violence and a union boss named Rambo. Just another week at a Quebec construction union.

So-so-so, so much for union solidarity in Quebec

Attempts to reform the construction industry have exposed a deep rift between its unions

Premier flip-flop

Are voters finally fed up with Jean Charest’s flip-flops?

The Quebec premier tends to reverse himself only after incurring maximum political damage


Deadly construction collapse at York University

No injuries to students reported


A built-in advantage

Hutterite-run firms don’t pay their workers wages or seek big profits. Competitors say it’s unfair.