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CHHMA - EYE ON OUR INDUSTRY
Volume 11, Issue 25, July 07, 2011

Inside This Issue:

Positive Efforts Made by Canadian Consumer Product Safety Coalition on New CCPSA 
One Week Left to Send in Applications for CHHMA Scholarship Program 
Register for CHHMA Go Kart Night 
King Marketing to Represent T.S. Simms in West 
Home Depot Canada Launches 20 Products from Innovation for Sustainability's First "Meet the Buyer" Event 
Stewardship Ontario: MHSW Q3 2011 Reports Due July 31, 2011 
Homeowners Cut Renovation Spending 
Building Permits Rebound in May
Industrial Product, Raw Material Prices Fall in May 
Canadian Economy Flat in April 
May Inflation Jumps to Highest Level in 8 Years



Association News


Positive Efforts Made by Canadian Consumer Product Safety Coalition on New CCPSA 
      
The CHHMA along with the other twelve trade associations that formed the Canadian Consumer Product Safety Coalition have been instrumental in making some positive changes to the new Canada Consumer Product Safety Act (CCPSA), which became effective June 20, 2011.  At the very beginning, the biggest challenge for industry was to ensure that the new legislation would not become more onerous than originally drafted. The Coalition was able to change a number of provisions as well as importantly defeat harmful amendments that could have made the legislation worse.  Read More >>
 

One Week Left to Send in Applications for CHHMA Scholarship Program

The CHHMA is once again pleased to be able to offer the opportunity for children of employees of our member companies to apply for a scholarship to help offset the cost of post-secondary education. Five to seven scholarships are awarded each year. Successful candidates receive $1,000 CDN per year for the first two years of study leading to a diploma or degree from an accredited community college or university.  The deadline for the CHHMA to receive applications is Friday, July 15th.  Read More >>


Register for CHHMA Go Kart Night 

The CHHMA Go Kart Night is taking place on Thursday, September 1st at the Circuit ICAR motorsports complex , located 20 minutes north of Montreal in Mirabel, Quebec.  The Go Kart racing will take place on an outside 1 km long track designed by 1997 F1 World Champion Jacques Villeneuve, where karts can reach speeds of up to 65 km/h.  Read More >>
 

Member News

King Marketing to Represent T.S. Simms in West 

Thomas Simms, Chairman, and Chuck Martin, President, of T.S. Simms & Co. Limited, Canada's leading source for paint applicators, are pleased to announce that effective immediately King Marketing Ltd. will begin to represent Simms in the Western Region. Tom Locey, Western Region Manager, who has been with Simms for over twenty five years, will continue in his role and work along with and support the King Marketing sales team.
 

Industry News

 
Home Depot Canada Launches 20 Products from Innovation for Sustainability's First "Meet the Buyer" Event

Last month, The Home Depot Canada announced 20 innovative products from 13 Ontario manufacturers that are now available at selected Home Depot stores. This pilot store project is the result of The Home Depot Canada's partnership program with the Ontario Ministry of Economic Trade and Development (MEDT)'s Innovation for Sustainability initiative.  Read More >> 
    

Stewardship News

Stewardship Ontario: MHSW Q3 2011 Reports Due July 31, 2011 

Stewardship Ontario would like to remind stewards of the MHSW Program that their Q3 2011 reports of all nine Phase 1 materials are due by July 31, 2011. The reporting portal is now open.  Q3 reports are to include data from April 1, 2011 to June 30, 2011. Q3 payments are due by August 30, 2011.  Read More >>
  

Economic News


Homeowners Cut Renovation Spending  

According to an annual Canada Mortgage and Housing Corp. (CMHC) report on renovation spending in Canada released last week, 34% of households surveyed expect to renovate this year, down from 42% in 2010 and 50% in 2009.  Read More >> 



Building Permits Rebound in May 

Statistics Canada reported on Wednesday that the value of building permits rose 20.9% to $6.4 billion in May, following a 21.5% decline in April. The advance was led by higher construction intentions, particularly for commercial buildings in Quebec and Alberta and multi-family dwellings in Ontario.  Read More >>
       


Industrial Product, Raw Material Prices Fall in May  

Statistics Canada reported on Monday that prices for both industrial products and raw materials fell in May. The Industrial Product Price Index (IPPI), which measures the cost of products as they leave Canadian factories,edged down 0.2%, the first drop in 10 months. Meanwhile, the Raw Materials Price Index (RMPI) fell 5.2%, after seven straight monthly gains.  Read More >>
  

Canadian Economy Flat in April 

Canada's economy stalled in April, kicking off what is projected to be a weak showing for the second quarter. Real GDP was flat in the month, after expanding 0.3% in March, Statistics Canada said last Thursday. Both the goods-producing and services sector stalled.  Read More >>
   

May Inflation Jumps to Highest Level in 8 Years  

Statistics Canada reported last week that Canada's annual inflation rate jumped to its highest level in eight years in May, rising to 3.7%, as gasoline prices pushed the Consumer Price Index (CPI) to a new post-recession peak.  May's increase was higher than economists had predicted, and higher than the 3.3% hit the previous three months. On a month-to month basis, consumer prices rose by 0.7% in May from where they were in April.  Read More >>
 

 CHHMA Events For 2011

Soiree Karting/Go Karting Night
Thursday, September 1
Circuit ICAR, Mirabel, Quebec

Industry Memorial Golf Classic
Tuesday, September 27
Blue Springs Golf Club, Acton, Ontario

Industry Cocktail
Tuesday, November 29
Casino de Montreal, Montreal, Quebec

To register for all events visit our website at www.chhma.ca or call Pam Winter at (416) 282-0022 ext.21.

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"Eye On Our Industry" is published by the CHHMA as an information resource for our members. Member input regarding content and format is welcomed. Please contact Michael Jorgenson by email: mjorgenson@chhma.ca, or call at (416) 282-0022, ext. 34. CHHMA is located at 1335 Morningside Ave., Suite 101, Scarborough, ON, M1B 5M4 www.chhma.ca

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