Tony Dean is “reviewing” the Ontario College of Trades. The man so highly praised by Dalton McGuinty is a longstanding bureaucrat and civil servant. What do you think he is going to recommend for OCOT? Let us know.
By Alec Caldwell WSIB continue their slash and burn tactics on claimants. In my last weeks article” The sorry tale of yet another legitimate WSIB claimant denied benefits I told the story of one such claimant I happen to meet. WSIB’s…
A homeowner building their own home is not really at “home” on their job site. He’s at a workplace, or a worksite, under the Ontario Health and Safety Act. And he is liable to prosecution if someone gets injured.
Homeowners generally won’t look at an area undergoing professional renovation in their own homes as a “job site.” But if they get injured where you are working, you are just as legally liable as if a member of the public injured themselves on a wide-open, unsecured commercial job site.
Bill C-377 would force unions to publicly disclose their spending, including their executives’ salaries over $100,000. The bill has been called “undemocratic” Alec Caldwell, on behalf of renovation contractors at CARAHS, begs to differ.
Laura Albanese, Liberal MPP for York South-Weston, has introduced a bill to reduce the WSIB fees for independent operators, sole proprietors, partners in partnerships and executive officers of corporations.
Very few professional renovators give much attention to the issue of fire safety on the jobsite. Did you know that you are required to have fire extinguishers on your site, in locations that are plainly labelled, and that everyone on your site has to know how to use them?