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News Release: Construction Employers Concerned About Appointments to Ontario College of Trades Boards

Toronto – The recent announcement of the membership of key governance bodies for the Ontario College of Trades is cause for concern to a broad coalition of small, medium, and large construction employers across Ontario. The coalition is concerned that construction industry representation on the College’s Board of Governors and its Construction Divisional Board is …

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DCN: Construction Employers Call for End of Ontario College of Trades

Daily Commercial News and Construction Record KELLY LAPOINTE – Staff Writer   Construction employers from around the province are calling for the abolition or overhaul of the Ontario College of Trades, citing issues of governance and transparency. “The Ontario College of Trades must not move forward in its current form,” said Sean Reid, of the …

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PCA Leads Coalition Call to Overhaul or Abolish Ontario College of Trades

Canada NewsWire   TORONTO, Sept. 20, 2011 /CNW – A broad coalition of small, medium, and large construction employers across Ontario is calling on the next provincial government to take immediate action to either overhaul or abolish the Ontario College of Trades. The call comes in response to a major study of the College completed …

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Cardus Report: Serious Flaws With Ontario College of Trades

Canada NewsWire   HAMILTON, ON, Sept. 8, 2011 /CNW/- A major study released today by the Hamilton-based think tank Cardus shows that Ontario’s College of Trades is designed to fail. The College of Trades was set up in October, 2009 by the Ontario government as a self-governing professional college providing regulatory oversight, discipline, enforcement, and …

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PCA Concerned About New College Appointments Chair

Daily Commercial News and Construction Record VINCE VERSACE – Staff Writer   Tim Armstrong is the perfect choice as the newly appointed chair of the Ontario College of Trades appointments council, says the provincial government, but some construction stakeholders remain unconvinced. “Tim was an obvious choice, his report on compulsory certification contained the idea of …

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