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20-year veteran window installer wonders why he has to prove himself to the government yet again

He has strong words for the bureaucrats who run Ontario's GreenOn program

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February 23, 2018 by canadiancontractor

Re: The difficulty of “qualifying” as a contractor for Ontario’s Greeen On rebates (for windows, insulation, and other energy-efficient upgrades).

We are being forced to join an association so we can be trained to install windows better than the government thinks we do it now? I was one of the first to install full frame replacement windows over 20 years ago. I lost many jobs because of that but they are still in place. We are now redoing a lot of the jobs we lost. I don’t know why I need to be trained. I have 35 years in business installing windows properly. My current crew was certified by this association over 5 years ago but we are required to be updated. Doesn’t make sense. I can’t get on the list until these things are completed. My company has won our local Readers Choice Award for the past 25 years.

Rick Block



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