Jack Oliveira OCOT Letter to Premier Wynn 12/5/2016 8:50:35 AM
Dear Premier Wynne
A few years ago, the Ontario College of Trades (OCOT) began to act in a way that was disruptive in the construction industry. The compulsory trades tried to use OCOT to poach jurisdiction from other trades.
The Government addressed this problem in a fair and open manner: Tony Dean was appointed to investigate in the fall of 20 14. Following a lengthy investigation, he made recommendations that were accepted by the Government, but not immediately implemented. Then, Chris Bentley was appointed to investigate concerns regarding implementation.
Recently, a small, self-interested protest group representing the compulsory trades has attempted to di srupt the passage of Bill 70 and the implementation of the Dean and Bentley recommendations. Despite many opportunities to make submissions in the Dean and Bentley investigations, this group has now, at this late date, provided a legal opinion to support its efforts to preserve OCOT as a tool for grabbing jurisdiction...DOWNLOAD THE ENTIRE SUBMISSION BELOW