Bill 59: New Ontario Government Bill Sidelines Bill 14 in Effort to Manage Door-to-Door Sales

Bill 59: New Ontario Government Bill Sidelines Bill 14 in Effort to Manage Door-to-Door Sales

In the spring, a well-intended but poorly drafted legislation proposed by MPP Yvan Baker. That private member’s Bill (Bill 193) was challenged by HRAI, CIPH and CWQA because of its potentially devastating impacts on all forms of water heater, in-home water treatment, hearth and HVAC equipment sales, including those initiated by the customer.

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HRAI Insight: Shutting the Door on Bill 14 in Ontario

Read more about The Ontario Government’s Bill 14 which would ban in-house sales of HVAC products. Designed to stop dubious door-to-door HVAC sales techniques, will actually put a great deal of stress on those who offer home assessments to ensure customers are getting the appropriate equipment as part of their high-quality customer service plans.


The Greening of Vancouver: Surely the city council is going too far

Most Canadians understand that climate change is one of the greatest threats the world faces. Perhaps the greatest one. Many Canadians would also agree that we, as a nation, should play our part within the global community in reducing greenhouse gas emissions. However, with only 1.6 % of the world’s GHGs being attributed to Canada, there is a limit to the effect we can have. Continue reading “The Greening of Vancouver: Surely the city council is going too far”

TSSA in Ottawa – May 17

Please join us for an evening with TSSA
Tuesday May 17th, 6:30 to 8pm – Only $10!

Greet and Eat followed by our speaker Mike Goldberg, Regional Supervisor, answering questions such as:
* What changes might affect the Hearth and Barbecue industries?
* What are the top infractions seen in the field?
* What are the expectations of the service personnel regarding glass screens?

Hosted by:
The Fireplace Center & Patio Shop
1722 Carling Ave, Ottawa ON K2A 1C7

Winners of the Big Green Egg Cookoff – HPBExpo 2016
We look forward to seeing you!

News from HPB Expo 2016!

Congratulations to the Canadian BBQ Boys Derick Cotnam and Shane Chartrand of The Fireplace Center & Patio Shop for winning the Big Green Egg Cook-Off at the Hearth, Patio & Barbecue Expo in New Orleans. Way to represent!

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Exciting new projects coming at HPBA Canada

This year has been a busy one at HPBA Canada and 2016 is shaping up as an exciting step forward for HPBAC as we take on new challenges. We are working on plans for a Canadian Government Affairs Academy and e-books for consumers promoting industry products, maintenance and safety. Watch for updates on these exciting projects in January.

In other news, we’ve brought back Mystery Shopping. It should be available for Quebec members later in 2016 as well.

Watch for regional meetings with education sessions across Canada in the coming year. Check our Events Calendar on this site for dates.


NSPS Webinars available for viewing now

We’ve recorded two versions of The Impact of the U.S. NSPS in Canada – one for Manufacturer members and one for other members. Both are available for viewing on the HPBAC Webinar Library page in the Training section of our website. They will be available on this public page until May 31st then will be moved to the protected Members Only section.

Here’s what you can expect:

Now that the U.S. EPA has submitted the new Standards of Performance for New Residential Wood Heaters, New Residential Hydronic Heaters and New Forced Air Furnaces for publication in the U.S. Federal Register you need to know how it will affect your business in Canada. We address the following in the webinar:

Which jurisdictions recognize the new standard?

Are they recognizing Step 1 or Step 2?

What is likely to change in the NSPS?

What can you expect from Building Inspectors?