November 23, 2017 - Certain type of construction work carried out by volunteers will henceforth be allowed in Quebec under a new regulation supported by small and midsize enterprises. (SME). However, construction industry trade unions see it as a moonlighting opportunity.
October 10, 2017 - The jingle is familiar: our collective dwellings may not well withstand the passage of time, because of "a deficit in terms of the built quality of real estate ", says lawyer emeritus Yves Joli-Coeur, also the secretary general of the RGCQ.
« It is reminiscent of road infrastructures. When we pass under a bridge, we sometimes wonder if it will fall down on us. Is this the case for co-ownership? In part, yes», added Yves Joli-Coeur. According to him, the situation in Quebec would be worse than elsewhere in the country.
October 6, 2016 – La garantie de construction résidentielle (GCR) (The residentialconstruction warranty) announces the creation of the GCR Quality Committee, on which will the sitthe ACQ, APCHQ and QuebecOrder ofarchitects.
September 12, 2016 – The Garantie de construction résidentielle (GCR) (residential building guarantee) officially inaugurated its Trois-Rivères offices this Monday, September 12. The new facilities took shape in a city where the unprecedented pyrrhotite scandal raged a few years ago, which affected hundreds of homes and condos.
April 13th, 2016 — Montréal has recently published the map of former dumps on its territory. It enumerates 94 quarries, and 12 surface dumps on which residences have been built, states the daily Le Devoir. In many cases, their location remains approximate.
February 24, 2016 - A new deadline of the Building Chapter of the Safety Code (CBCS) arrives on March 18, 2016. The affected Syndicate of co-owners must, without fail, file their immovable audit report within the prescribed period. This report must then be recorded in their register. The buildings over 25 years of age but under 45 are targeted by this new deadline.
February 5, 2016 - Since January 1, 2016, the Commisssion des norms du travail( Labour Standards Commission) (CNT), the Commision de l’équité salariale ( Pay Equity Commission) (ETUC) and the Commission de la santé et de la sécurité du travail ( Health and Safety in the Workplace Commission)(CSST) have been merged into a single entity, the Commission des normes , de l’équité, de la santé,et de la sécurité du travail.(Labor Standards , equity, health and safety in the Workplace Commission) (CNESST).
October 13, 2015 - A contingency funds survey was recently carried out. It confirmed our apprehensions dating back several years: the lack of discipline of many syndicate of co-owners could eventually lead to a general loss of confidence towards co-ownership’s concept of collective housing.
The three parties in the survey, the RGCQ, the FCIQ and the APCHQ, are concerned about these results, as it shows that several syndicates of co-owners do not invest enough in their contingency fund.