Ontario College of Trades: "A police force that merely serves to charge us for the right to work"
"The College has moved ahead with its own agenda despite opposition from the beginning."
November 12, 2013 by Steve Payne
Bruce Bolduc posted this in reply to Alec Caldwell’s recent article that said the Ontario College of Trade’s new boss, David Tsubouchi, would be able to make the new organization useful to our industry:
“I would like to hope that your assertion [is correct] that the College of Trades may be made more palatable due to David Tsubouchi.
I would like to respectfully point out that the college has moved ahead with its own agenda despite opposition from the beginning.
The introduction of a new “police force” on the worksite is both unwanted and unwelcome.
The possibility of the college offering a new “benefits” package seems an afront in light of the now mandatory [WSIB] coverage for independent operators and executive officers.
Lastly, I assume you are aware that neither the College of Trades nor the Ministry of Labour offers training, nor do they plan to offer it. The fact that you had the opportunity to see an unsafe workplace first hand, only serves to prove that despite the wealth of knowledge put forth by the OHBA, OGCA, IHSA, private organizations such as yourself and others, there are still builders ignoring or blissfully unaware of the safe way to work.
Will another police force that merely serves to charge us for the right to work change that?
– Posted by Bruce Bolduc on Oct. 31, 2013