Opinion: Let the OCOT die
By Rob Blackstien
A couple of weeks ago, Rick Hjelholt wrote in to express the opinion that the Ontario College of Trades (OCOT) was not necessary.
Mark Mitchell not only agreed, but he piled on with aplomb!
I’m with Rick. Let the OCOT die the painful death it deserves. It was a cash cow, and did nothing to stop fraud by dishonest contractors, or crappy work by licensed ones. It certainly caused a lot of guys to stop paying and retire though. Let the industry figure itself out, keep the government out of it.
A painful death? Wow, that’s harsh. Well, let’s let our readers decide.
What do you think, Contractor Nation? Should the College be allowed to drift away peacefully in its sleep, or should cobras and red ants help expedite its demise?