MPP Wayne Gates demands province resume enforcement of trades certifications
“By choosing not to invest in enforcing certifications, the government is devaluing the work of skilled tradespeople, undermining consumer confidence.” – Niagara Falls MPP Wayne Gates
A News Release from the Constituence Office of Niagara Falls NDP MPP Wayne Gates
Posted July 23rd, 2021 on Niagara At Large
A Foreword Note from Doug Draper at Niagara At Large
I was not aware of this until a good reader of our news site sent me a CBC story a few days ago. But reportedly, Ontario’s ‘get-back-the-province-back-to-business-at-almost-any-cost’ Ford Government, decided three years ago, shortly after it was sworn into power, to let just about anyone who thinks they know what they are doing to tinker around with your home.
In other words, if you need the electrical wiring repaired or replace in your home, or you need plumbing done (just to mention a few examples), why have a fully trained, certified trades person do it when you can hire an uncertified freelancer for a cheaper price.
Is that what Doug Ford and his Conservatives mean when they boast about growing business in Ontario and putting more people back to work. Continue reading