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Shutting down the Ontario College of Trades means “blue collar workers” will “never (be) professional”

In this post, reader Garrett Reid says shutting down the Ontario College of Trades will also mean his taxes go up


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November 2, 2018 by canadiancontractor

Comment from a reader who argues against the closure of OCOT…

So now the regulatory oversight of the trades in Ontario will move back to the Ministry of Colleges and Universities, which is taxpayer-funded and government run, eh? Great to see my taxes go up. Why doesn’t the PC government shut down the other colleges, like the Ontario College of Physicians and Surgeons, The Ontario College of Teachers, The Ontario College of Social Workers. The Ontario College of Pharmacists, etc.? I guess blue collar workers will always be under the thumb… never professional.

Garrett Reid


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3 Comments » for Shutting down the Ontario College of Trades means “blue collar workers” will “never (be) professional”
  1. Kate says:

    Bye Bye College of Trades and all the thugs that work within the organization. Another McGuilty/WynneGATE attempt at gouging TRADES

  2. There are a lot of reasons
    Colleagues of all Professions should be closed down and soon. They make their members above the law. Convicted sex offenders should never be allowed to be Teachers or Doctors but they can….. Wake up people.

  3. Gerry Mitchell says:

    Ontario College of Trades served no useful purpose other than enriching the employees that it employed. I paid $135.00 per year for what? It was also duplicating some of the same roles that the Ministry of Labour were enforcing.