Ontario College of Trades "not ready" for Jan. 1 launch, opponents say
By Steve Payne
The Ontario Construction Employers Coalition has fired another shot across the bow of the Ontario College of Trades, a regulatory body which is set to start sending out invoices to tradespeople in the New Year. The Coalition says the College is way behind on it’s self-imposed deadlines.
“The College of Trades is not ready and never will be ready,” said Sean Reid, chair of the Ontario Construction Employers Coalition, in a Sept. 13 press release. “They have no plan. They’ve kept Ontario tradespeople or business owners in the dark. And opposition to this boondoggle is growing with each passing day. The McGuinty government is adding insult to injury by messing up the implementation of this job-killing tax.”
The press release and a backgrounder on reasons why the Coalition believes the College should be shut down are available at www.stopthetradestax.ca.