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Ontario College of Trades in the Red Last Year by $3.5-million

How long will YOUR business last if you continue to spend 26 per cent more money than you take in?

Thought so. You’d be pumping gas for a living pretty fast, wouldn’t you?

Well, over at the Ontario College of Trades (OCOT) Registrar and CEO Dave Tsubouchi won’t be filling up your car or truck any time soon even though his organization reported 2013 revenues of $13,326,192 (the bulk of it being compulsory membership fees from trades people & contractors) while managing to spend $16,796,752..

A shortfall of $3,470,560. That’s minus 26 per cent. Check it out for yourself online at… Read More


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Opinion: “I think the MTO are vultures.”

On my drive to the office the other morning, three MTO vehicles were hidden at the side of the road and two officers were sitting in their vehicles. The third officer came close to the roadside, thinking I was their next victim. Noticing my vehicle was not pulling a trailer, he blended back into the bushes.

Their plan, it seemed, was to bust contractors who were planning a visit to the recycle/dump a few doors down. Contractors who had to work late the previous night trying to finish their work and make an honest dollar, might have been too late that night to offload the garbage onto their trailers.

An 8 am trip would be perfect to unload their debris and get back on the job. Well, almost perfect except for these vultures lying in wait for them… Read More


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