Party Positions

Where the leaders stand on building industry issues.

While voters may be suffering from some election fatigue, given that the upcoming October 6 provincial election will be the third time we have gone to the polls in less than a year, Ontario Home Builder magazine is doing its part to ensure the new residential construction and renovation sector is engaged and informed with how the primary parties stand on issues that affect the industry.

The Ontario Home Builders’ Association asked Premier and Liberal Leader Dalton McGuinty, Progressive Conservative Leader Tim Hudak and NDP Leader Andrea Horwath to respond to 10 questions related to housing, the economy and other relevant issues to home builders and renovators in Ontario.

Click on each question to view the party leaders' answers.  

  1. How would a government under your leadership make new housing more affordable for the citizens of Ontario?
  2. What infrastructure priorities would a government led by you invest in to combat congestion?
  3. How would your government combat the underground economy and illegal renovations?
  4. Do you support expanding the Development Charges Act to include hospital development charges?
  5. Do you support the role of the Ontario Municipal Board and its role in the planning process?
  6. Do you support the Ontario College of Trades’ plan as currently defined?  How would your government approach training and apprenticeship in the skilled trades?
  7. Do you support the current role and structure of the Tarion Warranty Corporation?
  8. What is your top priority to support the economic recovery in Ontario?
  9. How would a government under your leadership ensure that growth in Ontario is managed and sustainable over the long-term?
  10. How would your government make improvements to the growth plan and support intensification in Ontario’s urban centres?