Minister Kenney Slams Ontario's Plan for Compulsory Certification of Carpenters


Published on: 07/04/2014

On Friday, the federal Employment and Social Development Minster Jason Kenney called on the Ontario Liberal government to put a stop to its job-killing plan to force mandatory certification on carpenters throughout the province.

Here is the link to the Toronto Sun story that discusses Minister Kenney’s position on the College of Trades.

The Stop The Trades Tax campaign, is grateful for Minister Kenney’s support on such an important move that if it goes ahead will fundamentally change the construction industry for the worse and head Ontario in the wrong direction.

With the one-year anniversary of the College of Trades causing havoc on the industry, Minister Kenney’s opposition to the compulsory certification of carpenters speaks volumes to how this bureaucracy is failing in its mandate.

We encourage all campaign members to tweet this story on twitter and also use social media to support Minister Kenney’s comments.

Here are some sample tweets for members to use: .@kenneyjason says Ontario’s move to make carpentry compulsory certified is a job killer. I agree #onpoli #cdnpoli

Minister @kenneyjason slams Ontario’s plan for compulsory certification of carpenters. #onpoli #cdnpoli

.@kenneyjason: licensing carpentry in ON is so potentially destructive to economy it warrants national attn #onpoli

Minister @kenneyjason is right, forcing carpenters who aren’t licensed off the jobsite or back to school is a job killer #onpoli #cdnpoli

Pleased to see @kenneyjason standing up for Ont construction workers. Compulsory certification will drag down the economy #cdnpoli #onpoli

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