According to Statistics Canada data, smoking is experiencing a slight decrease in Canada and Quebec since 2012. Thus, 19.6% of Quebecers aged 12 and older were smokers in 2014, while the rate is 18.1% for all of Canada.
The APQ is interested in the extent of the restrictions on the electronic cigarette by which the draft Act aims to assimilate its use to smoking. Because of its harmful effects and situations where batteries have exploded causing injuries the APQ agrees with the fact that the electronic cigarette should be subject to the same prohibitions as tobacco.
Le projet de règlement modifiant le Règlement sur les formulaires de bail obligatoires et sur les mentions de l’avis au nouveau locataire entre en vigueur aujourd'hui, 24 février 2015. Plusieurs recommandations que l'Association des propriétaires du Québec (APQ) avait faites ont été incluses dans ce bail, bien que nous poursuivons notre démarche auprès du gouvernement.
This bill, submitted by PQ MP Carole Poirier, provokes astonishment on the part of the APQ which had the opportunity to give her its personal opinion on the matter of low-income people and the construction of social housing. The APQ is greatly disappointed by the lack of consideration of the MNA who has decided to move forward with this bill.
La Régie du bâtiment du Québec (RBQ) publie le Guide explicatif des exigences d’entretien des façades. Destiné aux propriétaires des bâtiments visés, ce guide vise à faciliter la compréhension des obligations liées à l’entretien des façades.
Again, all the costs and losses of this addition will be borne by the owners. We believe that this is an opportunity given to people who will want to abuse the judicial system as well as the process for revocation of judgment which required, not so long ago, amendments to the Act on the Régie du logement to restrict the effects. The owner will again pay the price.