Trades are now seen by all levels of government as easy cash cow targets
"We bent over for the Ontario College of Trades to pick our pockets"
By Steve Payne
Here’s a recent post by Robert Sloan:
“It sure does seem like “trades” are now seen by all levels of government as easy cash cow targets. Politicians have decided we have received more than our fair share. I don’t blame them here in Ontario. The trade unions through the Working Family Coalition Group decided the last two provincial elections at an enormous cost, and we bent over for the Ontario College of Trades to pick our pockets too. I have no doubt that this revenue tool will come to other areas too. It will end up assisting the underground economy. I believe we are way to quick to take positions like ‘What can you do?’ or ‘Oh well, everyone else has the same burdens so we just pass on the extra cost.’ “