Patrick Flannery

Patrick Flannery

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Monday, 10 December 2018
In its 2018 fall economic statement, the federal government has announced its intention to triple the depreciation allowed in the first year that a business puts capital investments into use. The change applies to a wide range of capital assets, including buildings, computers and construction equipment. In an example provided in the statement, the allowed first-year depreciation on earth moving equipment would move from 15 to 45 percent.
Monday, 26 November 2018
Nancy Crosby of Classic Rentals in Truro, N.S., has been honoured as the American Rental Association's Region 10 Regional Person of the Year for 2018. These awards honour members who have made outstanding contributions to the association and the rental industry on the regional, state, provincial or local levels.
Tuesday, 20 November 2018
 The American Rental Association (ARA) five-year forecast updated in late October now forecasts equipment and event rental revenues in North America to exceed $71.7 billion in 2022, including $65.4 billion in the United States and $6.3 billion in Canada. In Canada, rental revenue is forecast to grow 4.3 percent in 2018 to total $5.4 billion and then continue to expand with revenue increases of 4.8 percent in 2019, 4.7 percent in 2020, 3.8 percent in 2021 and 2.6 percent in 2022 to total $6.3 billion.
Monday, 12 November 2018
It’s the end of an era here at Canadian Rental Service. Ed Cosman, this magazine’s sales manager for the last 21 years, will be retiring at the end of the year.
Friday, 26 October 2018
Edge1 Equipment Rentals in Stoney Creek, Ont., held an equipment auction at its rental yard on Oct. 25 as a way to move some old fleet, welcome some new friends, make a few bucks and promote its new logo and branding. The store has recently wrapped up a protracted legal battle with international rental giant Hertz over the use of the name HERC in Canada.
Wednesday, 24 October 2018
The PC government of Ontario elected earlier this year has announced it will "wind down" the Ontario College of Trades, set all journeyperson-to-apprentice ratios to one-to-one and put a moratorium on adding new compulsory trade classifications or reclassifying existing classifications. It has also promised an unspecified "replacement model for the regulation of the skilled trades and apprenticeship system" by early 2019. 
Friday, 19 October 2018
About 20 Canadian Rental Association Ontario members made the trek to out-of-the-way Bracebridge, Ont., to attend the October 17 meeting at Muskoka Party Rentals, home of current CRA Ontari president, Kim Rixon. Attendees got a tour of Rixon's fast-growing 10,000-square-foot party and event rental store followed by some adult beverages and a buffet dinner of pulled pork and chicken at the nearby Quality Inn. Attendees got to check out some of Muskoka's expert Halloween-themed decorations for inspiration.
Thursday, 04 October 2018
The Ontario government has announced it will cancel a planned hike of the minumum wage in the province to $15 from the present $14, pending further consultations. The increase was put in place by the former Liberal government and was to take effect at the start of 2019.
Wednesday, 12 September 2018
Our sister publication, Rock to Road, recently published a column by the president of the Manitoba Heavy Construction Association criticizing the Manitoba government for refusing to release information on how much needs to be invested in infrastructure in the province. 
Monday, 20 August 2018
The Trump administration announced this summer tariffs on around $50 billion worth of imported manufactured goods from China, including such things as compact off-road vehicles, concrete mixers and tractors. So the U.S. Association of Equipment Manufacturers should be thrilled, right?
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