Jeff Koller is a spokesperson (and Industry Enforcement Officer) for the Ontario Construction Finishing Industries Alliance (OCFIA), an organization that was formed as an alliance between a major painting union and management.
Last week we interviewed Jeff about why his organization supports the new Ontario College of Trades. It will, he argues, help to crack down on the underground economy. (See that video here.)
This week, Steve Payne, editor of Canadian Contractor, asks him what he likes about Ontario Bill 119, which in January extended WSIB premiums in Ontario to encompass almost everyone in our business – including independent operators.
“It’s not a perfect piece of legislation. It has some flaws in its language,” Jeff says. But he believes Bill 119 can help “enforcement officers” to go after the cash deal operators.