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CHBA NB Participates in Day on the Hill 

February 26, 2019

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Our Message - Change Housing Policies & Unlock the Door to Home Ownership

CHBA NB President Bruce Carhart, 1st Vice President Sherry Claybourn and CEO Claudia Simmonds were in Ottawa earlier this week for the annual “CHBA on the Hill”.  This event is coordinated by CHBA and is designed to bring our message directly to Members of Parliament and the Senate.  We were pleased to also collaborate with our colleague from the Nova Scotia Home Builders’ Association, Past President Andrew Holley, and together became Team Atlantic.

Just weeks before the federal budget is tabled, CHBA Member representatives from coast to coast converged in Ottawa and brought the same message to our MPs – change the stress test and mortgage regulations which prevented 147,000 Canadians in 2018 from owning their own home. Although designed to cool particular Canadian markets, these policies have kept many first-time-homebuyers out of the market and it is now time to adjust these policies. In total, 80 meetings were held with MPs, Senators and staffers.   Our advocacy package is attached to this email.  We were pleased to be a part of this advocacy initiative which is important for our members, our industry and for Canadians.

Meeting with Matt DeCourcey, MP for Fredericton

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(l-r) Sherry Claybourn, Claudia Simmonds, Matt DeCourcey, Bruce Carhart, Andrew Holley

Meeting with Rodger Cuzner, MP for Cape Breton - Canso


(l-r) Andrew Holley, Claudia Simmonds, Rodger Cuzner, Sherry Claybourn, Bruce Carhart

Meeting with Senator Stephen Greene


(l-r) Andrew Holley, Claudia Simmonds, Senator Greene, Sherry Claybourn, Bruce Carhart



For More Information on Day on the Hill visit: www.chba.ca



 Download the PDF Version HERE

Unlocking The Door To Homeownership (PDF)




Did you know that the Residential Construction Sector is the 3rd largest industry in New Brunswick and a fundamental driver to the Province’s economy? Owning a new home, their dream home, is in the hearts and minds of every New Brunswick family. However, through relentless government taxation, this dream is getting further out of reach of the New Brunswick middle class and New Brunswick families. READ MORE....


CHBA-NB Wins NB Power 2018 Legacy Award!!

On May 23, 2018, Claudia Simmonds, our CEO accepted the NB Power Legacy Award. This award was bestowed upon the Association for it almost four decades of dedication to energy efficiency consultation, education and promotion.

Claudia in her speech to those present at the ceremony credited the R-2000 Builders who pioneered energy efficiency back in the early 80’s and credited the builders of CHBA New Brunswick who continue to build Energy Star, R-2000 and more recently Net Zero Homes. She told the audience that Energy Efficiency is a team project of builder, energy advisor, utility and of course the home owner.  Congratulations to our energy efficient builders and energy evaluators past and present.


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Left to right: Hector Doiron, Shawn Hartt, Denise Desjardin, Juanita Carhart, Bruce Carhart, Claudia Simmonds, Lauren Lipka

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Left to right: Lauren Lipka, Juanita Carhart, Bruce Carhart, Claudia Simmonds, Hector Doiron, Joe Waugh