Hamilton Spectator: College of Trades to Regulate Thousands of Workers

A new College of Trades has an ambitious mandate to regulate about half a million workers as the province takes a stab at reforming an apprenticeship program that originated decades ago.

Yet even before it is fully operational, it is coming under criticism from opposition MPPs, construction and business organizations, such as the Ontario Chamber of Commerce and a Hamilton think-tank, for alleged lack of transparency, inadequate information-sharing and even its structure.

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