Media Coverage


Ontario Liberals, the WSIB, and the College of Trades… the biggest scam and rip-off! Canadian Contractor. June 13, 2014.

Simcoe North MPP returned for a fifth term. Barrie Examiner. June 13, 2014.

Dunlop does it again. Orillia Packet & Times. June 13, 2014.

Ontario College of Trades should be abolished. Guelph Mercury. June 11, 2014.

Electricians endorse Stewart, PCs. Peterborough Examiner. June 10, 2014.

Time to cut out College of Trades ‘tax’: Hairstylists. Niagara This Week. June 10, 2014.

Salon ‘tax grab’ slammed by hair cutters. Ottawa Sun. June 9, 2014.

Ottawa Tory promises to cut taxes for hairdressers. Metro News. June 9, 2014.

Southwestern Ontario chime in on election issues. Daily Commercial NewsJune 9, 2014.

Proof builds on Liberals’ relationship with unions. Toronto SunJune 9, 2014.

Debate hits scandal, job cuts, taxes & debt. Quinte News. June 6, 2014.

Ontario’s have-not headache. Norfolk News. June 5, 2014.

Business crowd quizzes Durham MPP candidates. DurhamRegion.com. June 5, 2014.

All-candidates’ debate draws cheers, boos; Hydro costs, downloading services, College of Trades take centre stage as provincial candidates meet.Ottawa South News. June 5, 2014.

Group urges scrapping of trades ‘tax’. Welland Tribune. June 5, 2014.

Group urges scrapping of trades ‘tax’. St. Catharines  Standard. June 5, 2014.

Does Ontario Need a College of Trades? The Agenda with Steve Paikin. June 5, 2014.

College of trades key issue for builders’ association. Huntsville Forester. June 4, 2014.

Labour questions ignite fiery Elmira candidates’ debate. Waterloo Record. June 4, 2014.

Ontario College of Trades mandate is to collect taxes, not to ensure public safety. Northumberland View. June 3, 2014.

Ontario College of Trades mandate is to collect taxes, not to ensure public safety. Yahoo! Canada Finance. June 3, 2014.

How about a special Canadian Contractor Jobs edition for soon-to-be-unemployed Ontario College of Trades employees? Canadian Contractor. May 30, 2014.

‘Job blocking’ OCOT would be axed: Hudak. Daily Commercial News. May 30, 2014.

Harris promotes Tory plan to abolish College of TradesSouthwesternontario.ca. May 29, 2014.

Colleges of Trades must be scrapped. Richmond Hill Liberal. May 29, 2014.

Sarnia-Lambton Home Builders Association advocating to end Ontario College of TradesSarnia Observer. May 28, 2014.

The government and their newly created Ontario College of TradesParry Sound North Star. May 28, 2014.

Changes to OCOT will boost economy: report. Daily Commercial News. May 28, 2014.

Tim Hudak would abolish Ontario College of TradesCBC News. May 28, 2014

Illegal building, excessive costs prime concerns for home builders. Haliburton Echo. May 27, 2014.

Today in Ontario: The campaign gets nasty. iPolitics. May 27, 2014.

Hudak vows to scrap Ontario College of Trades at Pickering campaign stop. DurhamRegion.com. May 27, 2014.

Hudak vows to scrap Ontario College of Trades at Pickering campaign stop. OurWindsor.ca. May 27, 2014.

Hudak will immediately axe ‘job-blocking’ College of Trades if elected. CP24. May 27, 2014.

Hudak will immediately axe ‘job-blocking’ College of Trades if elected. CBC News. May 27, 2014.

Hudak will immediately axe ‘job-blocking’ College of Trades if elected. CTV News. May 27, 2014.

Hudak will immediately axe ‘job-blocking’ College of Trades if elected. National Post. May 27, 2014.

Hudak will immediately axe ‘job-blocking’ College of Trades if elected. Waterloo Record. May 27, 2014.

Hudak will immediately axe ‘job-blocking’ College of Trades if elected. Hamilton Spectator. May 27, 2014.

Hudak will immediately axe ‘job-blocking’ College of Trades if elected. YorkRegion.com. May 27, 2014.

Hudak will immediately axe ‘job-blocking’ College of Trades if elected. Huffington Post. May 27, 2014.

Hudak will immediately axe ‘job-blocking’ College of Trades if elected. Global News. May 27, 2014.

Hudak targets Liberal trades college. Toronto Sun. May 27, 2014.

Hudak targets Liberal trades collegeCanoe.ca. May 27, 2014.

Hudak targets Liberal trades collegeCollingwood Enterprise Bulletin. May 27, 2014.

PCs’ Hudak vows to scrap Ontario skilled-trades regulator. The Globe and Mail. May 27, 2014.

Dunlop says PCs would keep eye on bottom line. Midland Mirror. May 23, 2014.

OHBA fighting to provide better apprenticeships in College of TradesMoose FM. May 23, 2014.

Walker vows to scrap the Ontario College of TradesThe Dock 92.3 FM. May 20, 2014.

Ontario College of Trades push to license carpenters driving wedge between construction unions. Chatham Daily News. May 19, 2014.

OCOT must end says Stop the Trades Tax. Daily Commercial News. May 20, 2014.

Job Creation Top Goal For PC Candidate. Meaford Independent. May 16, 2014.

LIUNA and Ontario Building Trades at odds over OCOT. Daily Commercial NewsMay 12, 2014.

Hudak says he can eliminate $12.5B deficit year before Liberals. CP24. May 8, 2014.

Tim Hudak says apprentice plan will create 200,000 jobs. Toronto Star. May 8, 2014.

DECISION 2014: Tories, NDP tout rival job-creation plans. Bullet News Niagara. May 8, 2014.

New HRPA report calls for reform of Ontario’s College of Trades to tackle province’s skilled trades shortage. Manitoulin Expositor. May 8, 2014.

Wynne’s scary ‘safe hands’. The Globe and Mail. May 6, 2014.

Should the Ontario College of Trades ‘enforcers’ really be hitting up contractors for credentials at Tim Hortons? Seems they are! Canadian Contractor. May 2, 2014.

Ending the College of Trades Tax Grab. The Weekly Asian Connections. April 29, 2014.

PCs Want End to Trades College. Bayshore Broadcasting Centre. April 30, 2014.

Trades college fee increase a tax grab. Guelph Mercury. April 29, 2014.

Signs in Guelph of provincial election campaigning. Guelph Mercury. April 29, 2014. 

Scott Stinson: Five ways the Ontario Liberals are messing with the province’s economy. National Post. April 27, 2014.

Six more associations join Stop the Trades Tax campaign. Daily Commercial News. April 24, 2014.

York-Simcoe MPP Julia Munro stops in Bradford for tax protest. Georgina Advocate. April 24, 2014.

PC Party MPPs take aim at Ontario College of Trades in St. Thomas meeting. St. Thomas Times-Journal. April 23, 2014.

Dunlop, Munro on hand at Bradford salon to show support for hairstylists. Barrie Examiner. April 22, 2014.

Debate swirls over OCOT’s merit on its anniversary. Daily Commercial News. April 21, 2014.

Compulsory certification in carpentry a “job killer”, says Kenney. Daily Commercial News. April 21, 2014.

Progressive Conservative MPP Jeff Yurek pushing to abolish Ontario College of Trades. St. Thomas Times-Journal. April 18, 2014.

Trades college a waste of resources. Niagara This Week – St. Catharines. April 17, 2014.

VIDEO: Debate still strong as OCOT turns one. Daily Commercial News. April 17, 2014.

College fees cut into salon business, say MPPs. The Collingwood Enterprise Bulletin. April 17, 2014.

Labourers’ Union joins anti-OCOT coalition. GTA Construction Report. April 16, 2014.

Pettapiece opposes College of Trades. FM 107.7. April 15, 2014.

College of Trades ‘a giant tax grab’. Stratford Gazette. April 15, 2014.

MPPs join local stylists in a call for Ontario College of Trades to ‘cut the salon tax’. Barrie Examiner. April 11, 2014.

OHBA Delivers a Failing Grade to Ontario College of Trades. Home Builder Magazine. April 11, 2014.

Industry debate still surrounds OCOT on its first anniversary. Daily Commercial News. April 10, 2014.

OCOT under fire from LIUNA Locals 183 and 625. Daily Commercial News. April 10, 2014.

Tim Hudak vows to scrap trades college. Canoe.ca. April 9, 2014.

Conservatives Slam Ontario College of Trades. 89.5 The Lake. April 9, 2014.

Not everyone celebrating College of Trades first anniversary. Electrical Business. April 9, 2014.

First year anniversary of OCOT filled with mixed reviews. Daily Commercial News. April 9, 2014.

College of Trades marks first anniversary. CHCH. April 9, 2014.

Hudak says he would scrap Ontario College of Trades. OurWindsor.ca. April 8, 2014.

Hudak says he would scrap Ontario College of Trades. Guelph Mercury. April 8, 2014.

Hudak vows to scrap trades college. Toronto Sun. April 8, 2014.

Hudak vows to scrap trades college. Sun News Network. April 8, 2014.

Hudak renews vow to scrap College of Trades. Niagara This Week. April 8, 2014.

Hudak vows to shut down College of Trades. Newstalk 1010. April 8, 2014.

Tim Hudak says he would scrap Ontario College of Trades. Toronto Star. April 8, 2014.

Ontario College of Trades should be closed, says Tim Hudak. Metro News. April 8, 2014.

Hudak says he would scrap Ontario College of Trade. Waterloo Record. April 8, 2014.

Ontario College of Trades Out of Control. Yahoo! Finance. April 7, 2014.

College of Trades needs to go: MPP. Alliston Herald. April 7, 2014.

Ontario College of Trades: Why CARAHS opposes it. Canadian Contractor. April 4, 2014.

Policy a job killer: Dunlop. Orillia Packet & Times. April 4, 2014.

Carpenter says discord building over certification. Barrie Examiner. April 4, 2014.

A new trick on the trades. Toronto Sun. April 4, 2014.

Stylists say they’re being clipped by trades college. Hamilton Community News. April 3, 2014.

Ontario plan to licence carpenters will kill jobs: Jason Kenney. Toronto Sun. April 3, 2014.

Another view on college of trades. Midland Mirror. April 1, 2014.

VIEWPOINT: College of Trades stirs controversy. Norfolk News. April 1, 2014.

Surprise! LiUNA joins anti-Ontario College of Trades campaign. Electrical Business. March 28, 2014.

LETTER: Government ignores advice on Ontario College of Trades. Brant News. March 28, 2014.

Tradespeople irked by College of Trades fees. Norfolk News. March 28, 2014.

Trades critic brings Stop The Trades Tax campaign to London. London Community News. March 27, 2014.

Construction union vows to fight Ontario College of Trades. Toronto Sun. March 26, 2014.

Construction union joins fight against compulsory certification. Sun News Network. March 26, 2014.

Apprenticeship training system needs reform. Oshawa This Week. March 26, 2014.

Sarnia-Lambton MPP Bob Bailey says apprentice registration crunch coming. Sarnia Observer. March 23, 2014.

MPP accuses College of Trades of violating skilled-trades agreement. Orillia Packet & Times. March 21, 2014.

College of Trades puts jobs at risk. Petrolia Topic. March 21, 2014.

Focus Ontario. Global News. March 20, 2014.

Questioning the College of Trades. Brant News. March 19, 2014.

Niagara hairstylists battle new fee. Niagara Falls Review. March 19, 2014.

Hairstylists battle new college of trades annual fee. Toronto Sun. March 18, 2014.

Wilson holding town hall for tradespeople in Tottenham. Alliston Herald. March 14, 2014.

Dunlop Plan for Skilled Trades. Bayshore Broadcasting Centre. March 14, 2014.

MPP unveils plan to strengthen skilled trades sector. Barrie Examiner. March 14, 2014.

Trades college a ‘tax grab,’ MPP says. Orillia Today. March 12, 2014.

Stop the Trades Tax Coalition says certifying Ontario carpenters will kill jobs. Canadian Contractor. March 11, 2014.

College of Trades reviewing carpentry classification. Information Highway. March 10, 2014.

Carpenter licensing plan threatens construction agency: Tory MPP. Toronto Sun. March 6, 2014.

Only 10% of apprentices have joined College of Trades, MPP says. Orillia Packet & Times. March 6, 2014.

Dunlop Fears Job Losses. Bayshore Broadcasting Centre. March 5, 2014.

Local MPPs Continue Crusade Against College of Trades. 107.5 Kool FM. February 28, 2014.

Ontario College of Trades Comes Under Fire By Local MPPs. Innisfil Examiner. February 28, 2014.

Ontario College of Trades Comes Under Fire By Local MPPs. Barrie Examiner. February 28, 2014

Garfield Dunlop Critical of the Ontario College of Trades. The Dock 104.1. January 16, 2014.

MPP Upset with College of Trades. Bayshore Broadcasting. January 16, 2014.

Ontario College of Trades review panel bias issue heading to court. Ontario Construction Report. January 10, 2014.

McNaughton hopes to cut Trades Tax. Strathroy Age Dispatch. December 20, 2013.

“The Grinch Who Stole From Tradespeople,” By Dr. Garfield (Dunlop) Seuss. Canadian Contractor. December 18, 2013.

College of Trades urged to halt review, increase transparency. Information Highway. November 29, 2013.

OCOT Review Process Needs Review, Says Alliance. Daily Commercial News. November 25, 2013.

Slam the brakes on the OCOT trade status reviews, says alliance. Daily Commercial News. November 20, 2013.

Maves Takes Aim At College Of Trades ‘Red Tape’. Bullet News Niagara. November 20, 2013.

Shave and a haircut, that isn’t ‘hairstyling’. Sault This Week. November 19, 2013.

College of Trades must go: Tory MPP. Niagara This Week. November 19, 2013.

Queen’s Park: New trades regulator a bad idea. Law Times. November 18, 2013.

Barbers, perms, dyes, licences. Sault Star. November 16, 2013.

Skilled Trades Employers Call For Halt Of Compulsory Certification Process. HPAC Magazine. November 14, 2013.

Skilled Trades Employers Call For Halt Of Compulsory Certification Process. Plant Engineering & Maintenance. November 13, 2013.

Skilled Trades Employers Call For Thorough Review Of Compulsory Certification Process. On-Site Magazine. November 13, 2013.

Ontario College of Trades: “A police force that merely serves to charge us for the right to work”. Canadian Contractor. November 12, 2013.
Stop The Trades Tax Campaign Seeks To End New Yearly Fee. Humber EtCetera. November 8, 2013.

Editorial: Let Barbers Be Barbers. Ottawa Citizen. November 6, 2013.

OCOT Employer Exemption Bill Has Support. Daily Commercial News. November 7, 2013.

Ontario Tories Tell Wynne To Cut Out Attack On Barbers. 24 Hours Vancouver. November 5, 2013.

Ontario Tories Tell Wynne To Cut Out Attack On Barbers. Toronto Sun. November 5, 2013

Ontario Tories Tell Wynne To Cut Out Attack On Barbers. Sun News Network. November 5, 2013.

Ontario Barbers Upset At Prospect Of Being Forced To Learn How To Style Women’s Hair. Sun News Network. November 5, 2013.

Province Calls Off Hair Police. Toronto Sun. November 4, 2013.

Tax Will Cost Everyone. Barrie Advance. October 30, 2013.

Private Members Bill Introduced To Stop The Ontario College Of Trades “trades tax.” Ontario Construction Report. October 25, 2013.

Liberal Make-Work Project Hurts Hard-Working Tradespeople. Lilley’s Pad. October 23, 2013.

Private Members Bill From MPP. Bayshore Broadcasting. October 23, 2013.

Dunlop Pushes New Member’s Bill. Orillia Packet & Times. October 22, 2013.

Ontario Businesses Call On Government To Axe Trades Tax. Canada Newswire. October 22, 2013.

No New Business Tax, Says Ontario MPP. Canadian Contractor. October 23, 2013.

Liberal Nanny State Targeting Tradespeople. Sun News Network. October 22, 2013.

Liberal Nanny State Targeting Tradespeople. Toronto Sun. October 22, 2013.

Oshawa hairstylists Want Trades Fee Cut. Oshawa This Week. October 8, 2013.

Ontario College of Trades Fees Met With Harsh Criticism. Sun News Network. October 4, 2013.

Trades Tax Cuts Into Hairstylists’ Careers: Opponent. Oshawa Express. October 4, 2013.

Letter to the Editor: “The Ontario College of Trades is a trojan horse”. Canadian Contractor. September 4, 2013.

Why The Ontario College Of Trades Should Be Abolished: Interview With Garfield Dunlop, MPP. Canadian Contractor. September 3, 2013.

Letter to the Editor: OCOT not transparent. Toronto Sun. August 12, 2013.

Progressive Conservatives Would Slash OCOT: Survey. Daily Commercial News. July 30, 2013.

OCOT Impacts Ontario-Quebec Construction Imbalance. Daily Commercial News. July 31, 2013.

MPP Wants New Privacy Rules For Skilled Trades. The Peterborough Examiner. July 16, 2013.

MPP Criticizes New Ontario College of Trades During Meeting With Local Trades Workers. Peterborough This Week. July 16, 2013.

How’s that for ethics from the Ontario College of Trades? CARAHS. June 26, 2013

How’s that for ethics from the Ontario College of Trades? My CARAHS members are hopping mad!Canadian Contractor. June 25, 2013

Jones pledges to stop the trades tax. Caledon Citizen. June 19, 2013

Hudak Says College Of Trades Restricts Jobs. Welland Tribune. May 29, 2013.

Hudak Says College Of Trades Restricts Jobs. St. Catharines Standard. May 29, 2013

Electricians protest proposed Ontario College of Trades. West Carleton EMC. May 23, 2013.

Business Owners Not Impressed With Increased Fees. MyKawartha.com. May 7, 2013.

Local News: MPP Rob Milligan Signs Pledge To Stop The Trades Tax. Northumberlandview.ca. May 3, 2013.

Letters To The Editor For May 3: Extortion Of Fees. Kingston Whig Standard. May 3, 2013.

Electricians Protest Proposed College Of Trades. Arnprior EMC. April 25, 2013.

Letter To The Editor: New Trades Tax Raises Questions. Barrie Examiner. April 21, 2013.

Letter To the Editor: Trades Tax Must Be Stopped. The Hamilton Spectator. April 19, 2013.

Letter To The Editor: Dunlop Impresses Trades Worker. Simcoe.com. April 19, 2013.

Money For Nothing. The Sault Star. April 19, 2013.

Star Editorial: Taxing The Trades. The Windsor Star. April 18, 2013.

Accountability Lacking Among Wynne’s Liberals. Windsor Star. April 18, 2013.

Jones Opposes College Of Trades. Orangeville Citizen. April 18,2013.

Letter to the Editor: Any Vacancies In The Trades College? The Windsor Star. April 17, 2013.

OCOT Opponents Take To Queen’s Park. Daily Commercial News. April 17, 2013.

MPP Walker Stands Up For Skilled Trades. The Meaford Independent. April 12, 2013.

Trades tax Now In Effect. Simcoe.com. April 12, 2013.

Tories Want Ontario College Of Trades Abolished. Thorold Niagara News . April 11, 2013.

Tories Want Ontario College Of Trades Abolished. St. Thomas Times-Journal. April 11, 2013.

Tories Want Ontario College Of Trades Abolished. The Post. April 11, 2013.

Tories Want Ontario College Of Trades Abolished. Owen Sound Sun Times. April 11, 2013.

Tories Want Ontario College Of Trades Abolished. Chatham Daily News. April 11, 2013.

Tories Want Ontario College Of Trades Abolished. Barrie Examiner. April 11, 2013.

Tories Want Ontario College Of Trades Abolished. Orillia Packet and Times. April 11, 2013.

Tories Want Ontario College Of Trades Abolished. Lakeshore Advance. April 11, 2013.

Tories Want Ontario College Of Trades Abolished. Kingston Whig-Standard. April 11, 2013.

Tories Want Ontario College Of Trades Abolished. Napanee Guide . April 11, 2013.

Tories Want Ontario College Of Trades Abolished. Pelham News. April 11, 2013.

Tories Want Ontario College Of Trades Abolished. Elliot Lake Standard. April 11, 2013.

Tories Want Ontario College Of Trades Abolished. Strathroy Age Dispatch . April 11, 2013.

Tories Want Ontario College Of Trades Abolished. Haliburton Echo . April 11, 2013.

Tories Want Ontario College Of Trades Abolished. Sault This Week. April 11, 2013.

Tories Want Ontario College Of Trades Abolished. Pembroke Daily Observer . April 11, 2013.

Tories Want Ontario College Of Trades Abolished. Kapuskasing Times . April 11, 2013.

Tories Want Ontario College Of Trades Abolished. Tillsonburg News. April 11, 2013.

Tories Want Ontario College Of Trades Abolished. Paris Star . April 11, 2013

Tories Want Ontario College Of Trades Abolished. Bancroft This Week. April 11, 2013.

Tories Want Ontario College Of Trades Abolished. The Chatham This Week. April 11, 2013.

Tories Want Ontario College Of Trades Abolished. The Northern News. April 11, 2013.

Tories Want Ontario College Of Trades Abolished. The Goderich Signal Star . April 11, 2013.

Tories Want Ontario College Of Trades Abolished. The Cochrane Times Post. April 11, 2013.

Tories Want Ontario College Of Trades Abolished. Timmins Times. April 11, 2013.

Tories Want Ontario College Of Trades Abolished. The Belleville Intelligencer. April 11, 2013.

Tories Want Ontario College Of Trades Abolished. Simcoe Reformer. April 11, 2013.

Tories Want Ontario College Of Trades Abolished. Bradford Times. April 11, 2013.

Tories Want Ontario College Of Trades Abolished. Ottawa Sun. April 11, 2013.

Letter to the Editor: Not happy with higher college membership fees. The Windsor Star. April 11, 2013.

Letter to the Editor: How will College of Trades bring consumer protection with discipline? The Windsor Star. April 11, 2013.

Skilled Workers Unhappy With New Provincial Trades College. CTV News-Kitchener. April 11, 2013.

Tories Want Ontario College Of Trades Abolished. CNews. April 10, 2013.

Ontario College Of Trades A Tax Grab That Should Be Axed: Tories. Sun News Network. April 10, 2013.

Ontario College Of Trades ‘The Last Thing We Need,’ Tories say. Toronto Star. April 10, 2013.

College Of Trades Debate Today. Blackburn News London. April 10, 2013.

Ontario Liberal Government Nails Tradespeople With New Tax. Local2 Sault Ste. Marie. April 9, 2013.

College Takes Over Trades Regulation Amid Skepticism. Windsor Star. April 9, 2013.

Tradespersons Hit With Massive Licence Fee Hike. CHCH News. April 8, 2013.

Letter To the Editor: Ontario College Of Trades. London Free Press. April 8, 2013.

OP-ED: So much worse than just a cash grab. The Belleville Intelligencer. April 8, 2013.

‘New’ Liberal government nails tradespeople with new tax. The Bulletin Downtown Toronto. April 8, 2013.

Ontario Liberal Government Nails Tradespeople With New Tax. Canada NewsWire. April 8, 2013.

New Trades Tax Hits Today. Cornwall Standard Freeholder. April 8, 2013.

OCOT Now officially Accepting Members. Daily Commercial News. April 8, 2013.

Smith Signs Petition To Stop The Trades Tax. Countrylive.ca. April 6, 2013.

Trades Fee Hike Shocks Mechanic. Kingston Whig-Standard.. April 5, 2013.

‘New’ Liberal government nails tradespeople with new tax. SooToday.com. April 8, 2013.

Hombuilders to fight new fees. Quinte News. April 4, 2013.

Homebuilders balk at college. The Belleville Intelligencer. April 4, 2013.

Tories Campaign Against College of Trades. Orangeville Citizen. April 4, 2013.

“Stop The Trades Tax”. Blackburn News. April 3, 2013.

Bailey Says He’ll Continue To Oppose New Fees For Ontario Trades College. The Lambton Shield. April 3, 2013.

MPP Walker Signs Pledge To Stop Trades Tax. The Meaford Independent. April 3, 2013.

“Ax the Trades Tax” Says MPPs Pettapiece, Dunlop. CJCS 1240. April 3, 2013

Consumers Expected To Feel Impact Of Trades Tax. Sarnia Observer. April 3, 2013.

Tories Fight ‘Trade Tax’. Bayshore Broadcasting News Centre. April 3, 2013

Local Tradespeople Question New Ontario College of Trades. Stratford Beacon Herald. April 3, 2013.

Letter to the Editor: Professional Indemnity An Ontario College Of Trades Issue Too. Daily Commercial News. April 3, 2013.

MPP Walker Wants To Stop Trades Tax. Blackburn News. April 3, 2013.

MPP Walker Stands Up For Grey Bruce Trades. The Dock 92.3. April 3, 2013.

Trade Association Rule Is Next Challenge For Independent Construction Businesses.Southwesternontario.ca. April 2, 2013.

Skilled Trades Fees. Blackburn News. April 2, 2013.

MPP Julia Munro Signs Tax Pledge. King Weekly Sentinel. April 2, 2013.

Viewpoint: Ontario College of Trades is a “trades tax.” Collision Repair Magazine. April 1, 2013.

2013 Federal Budget A Builder, Say Industry Reps. Daily Commercial News. April 1, 2013.

TADA takes a stand. Canadian Auto Dealer. March 2013.

Fees About To Increase For Trades Workers In Ontario. Durhamregion.com. March 29, 2013.

Letter to the Editor. Daily Commercial News. March 28, 3013.

Ontario College Of Trades Undermines Federal Government’s Funding Of Skilled Trades, Stop The Trades Tax Lobby Group Says. Canadian Contractor. March 27, 2013.

MPP Signs Pledge Against Trades Tax. 104.9 FM. March 25, 2013.

Clark Wants To Axe Trades Tax. Brockville Recorder. March 23, 2013.

Dunlop Takes Stop The Trades Tax Tour To Barrie. Orillia Packet & Times. March 23, 2013.

MPP Clark Pledges To Stop The Trade Tax. Star FM 97.5. March 22, 2013.

MPP Clark Signs Pledge To Oppose New Trades Tax. Eastern Ontario Network. March 22, 2013.

‘The Government Is Actually Fear-Mongering.’ Barrie Examiner. March 22, 2013.

Tories Protest Trades College. SimcoeNews.com. March 22, 2013.

MPP Jackson Pledges To “Stop The Trades Tax.” 107.5 Kool FM. March 22, 2013.

Stop The Trades Tax. B101fm . March 22, 2013.

Ontario’s New Trades Tax Will Undermine Federal Budget Job Training Initiative. Canada NewsWire. March 22, 2013

Licence Fee Is A Cash Grab. Niagara This Week. March 21, 2013.

Trades College More Bureaucracy. Niagara This Week. March 21, 2013.

PoV: Critical Need To Expand Our Skilled Workforce. Sarnia Observer. March 21, 2013.

Stopping “The Trades Tax” Necessary, Says Thurston. Daily Commercial News. March 19, 2013.

Opposition Mounts To New College Of Trades. Ottawa Business Journal. March 18, 2013.

Trades College More Bureaucracy. Niagara This Week. March 18, 2013.

Miller Joins Fight To Stop New Liberal Tax On Trades. Muskokatodaily.com. March 18, 2013.

Munro speaks out against trades tax. Simcoe.com. March 14, 2013.

MPP Slams “Trades Tax.” Bradford Times. March 14, 2013.

York-Simcoe MPP Pledges To Stop Tax. Simcoe.com. March 14, 2013.

New Tax Will Put Strain On Skilled Tradesmen, Small Businesses. National Post. March 14, 2013.

York-Simcoe MPP Pledges To Stop Tax. Yorkregion.com. March 14, 2013.

MPP Christine Elliott Signs Stop the Trades Tax Pledge At Owasco Audi. Canadian Auto Dealer. March 13, 2013

Norm Miller Fights Liberal ‘Trades tax.’ Cottage Country Now. March 13, 2013.

Alberta Electrician Says Ontario College of Trades Wants His Cash, Too. Canadian Contractor. March 13, 2013.

Miller Signs Petition Against Trades Tax. Muskoka Online. March 11, 2013.

MPPs pledge to stop trades tax. Simcoe.com. March 7, 2013.

Letter To The Editor: New College Of Trades Holds Him For Ransom. Sarnia Observer. March 5, 2013.

Local MPP: Business could suffer with new ‘tax.’ Oshawa Express. March 5, 2013.

New Ontario College Of Trades Affects Alberta Tradesmen But Do Not Benefit. London Free Press. March 5, 2013.

Letter to the editor: New Ontario College of Trades affects Alberta tradesmen. Fort McMurray Today. March 5, 2013.

Conversation between an Alberta Electrician and Ontario College of Trades spokesperson. Canada Free Press. March 5, 2013.

New Ontario College of Trades Affects Alberta Tradesmen But Do Not Benefit Them. Canada Free Press.March 3, 2013.

Simcoe Grey MPP Signs Pledge. Bayshore Broadcasting. March 3, 2013.

Trades Fees Just More Taxation, PCs Argue. NorthBayNipissing.com. March 1, 2013.

College Of Trades is a Poorly Hidden Tax That Will Make Life More Expensive. Tim Ridley, Guest Column. Hamilton Spectator. February 27, 2013.

College Of Trades ‘Will Only Hurt Tradespeople.’ Guelph Mercury. February 26, 2013.

Nipissing MPP Signs “Stop The Trades Tax” Pledge. EZ Rock 100.5 FM. February 22, 2013.

Fedeli Takes Aim At ‘Trades Tax.’ North Bay Nugget. February 22, 2013.

New agency to “tax the trades.” Oshawa Express. February 19, 2013.

Home Builders Back Yurek Stop Trade Tax Fight. St. Thomas Today (myFM news). February 15, 2013.

Yurek Signs Pledge To Stop The Trades Tax. Port Stanley Daily News. February 14, 2013.

MPP Jeff Yurek To Oppose Plans For New Tax On Skilled Tradespeople. St. Thomas Times-Journal. February 14, 2013.

MPP Yurek Signs “Stop the Trades Tax” pledge. County 107.3. February 14, 2013.

Political Pledges For Stop The Trades Tax. Daily Commercial News. February 1, 2013.

Construction Group Campaigns Against ‘Trades Tax.’ Design Build. February 1, 2013.

Candidates sign pledge vs. fees. Sudbury Star. January 25, 2013.

Renovators, Plumbers Line Up Against College of Trades. Design Build. January 21, 2013.

Dunlop Puts His Name Behind Stop The Trades Tax Movement. Orillia Packet & Times. January 18, 2013.

CARAHS Takes Sides Against OCOT. Daily Commercial News. January 17, 2013.

‘Trades tax’ To Increase Building Owners’ Costs: Ottawa Electrician. Ottawa Business Journal. January 16, 2013.

“College” A Cash Grab: Homebuilders. The Belleville Intelligencer. January 15, 2013

Tory Trades Critic Slams ‘red tape.’ Peterborough Examiner. January 15, 2013.

Hudak Pushes Apprenticeship Reforms. Brantford Expositor. January 14, 2013.

Letter To The Editor: College of Trades Will Be A Job Killer. Hamilton Spectator. January 12, 2013.

Neither Unions Nor Employers Support Regulation by Ontario College of Trades. Toronto Star. December 28, 2012.

Trade Associations Join Anti-OCOT Campaign. Daily Commercial News. December 19, 2012.

Dealer’s Voice: Stop the College of Trades. Wheels.ca. December 14, 2012.

7 More Trade Associations Vow to Close Down Ontario College of Trades. Canadian Contractor. December 11, 2012.

Pricey Plumbing And Haircuts Ahead in Ontario. Sun News Network. December 11, 2012.

London A ‘Stronghold’ For Opposition To New Tax On Trades Workers. London Community News. December 7, 2012.

Opposition Mounts Campaign Against Self-Regulating College. London Free Press. December 5, 2012.

Would-be members of Ontario trades College fear it would do more harm than good. National Post. December 4, 2012

Coalition Finds Ontario’s “Newest Bureaucracy” Secretive, Disorganized and Undemocratic. Electrical Business Magazine. November 27, 2012.

Is Your License Worth $100 A Year? Canadian Technician Magazine, Page 5. November 2012.

Taxes And Fees Crushing Small Business in Ontario. Toronto Sun. November 22, 2012.

Trades Fee Showdown Looms. Cornwall Standard Freeholder. November 20, 2012.

Ontario College of Trades mandatory fees announced: Opponents respond. Canadian Contractor.November 20, 2012.

Timmins Construction Association joins College of Trades opposition. Daily Commercial News. November 20, 2012.

Ontario trades college membership fees unveiled. Daily Commercial News. November 19, 2012.

New Hidden Tax Will Cost The Consumer. Kruz 100.5 FM. November 15, 2012.

Trades college must be stopped: Ontario Construction Employers Coalition chair. Letter to the Editor,Daily Commercial News. November 13, 2012.

MPPs Discuss Skilled Trades Policy. CJCA 1240. November 7, 2012.

Toby Barrett and PC Skilled Trades Critic slam Ontario College of Trades. Audio- CD98.9. November 6, 2012.

Visiting MPP denounces College of Trades. Simcoe Reformer. November 5, 2012.

Timmins Construction Association Joins Campaign to Stop Trades Tax. Timmins Today. November 3, 2012.

Glen Walter Barber Refuses To Pay New Trades Fee. Cornwall Seaway News. November 2, 2012.

‘Enough is enough’: Local barber refusing to pay trades fee. CornwallDaily.com. November 2, 2012.

‘I refuse to pay.’ Cornwall Standard Freeholder. November 2, 2012.

Durham Home Builders Join Coalition. Daily Commercial News. November 2, 2012.

Motive power and the Ontario College of Trades. Daily Commercial News. November 1, 2012

Local homebuilders association is wary of College of Trades (Guest column). Orangeville Banner. October 31, 2012

Skilled trades groups not impressed with the new Ontario College of Trades. Durham Radio news. October 29, 2012.

Durham Home Builders Upset At New Provincial Body. Durhamregion.com. October 26, 2012.

Provincial News: Ontario College Of Trades In Full Retreat As Opposition Mounts. Northumberlandview.ca. October 25, 2012.

Will Your Trade Have To Pay Fees To The New Ontario College of Trades? Here’s The Answer.CanadianContractor.ca. October 19, 2012.

Trades College Creates Concerns. Cornwall Standard Freeholder. October 15, 2012.

BANG ON!: Certification Of Voluntary Trades Could Cost Jobs. London Free Press. October 12, 2012.

College Of Trades A Barrier To Jobs: MPP. Niagara This Week. October 11, 2012

Ontario General Contractors Association Approves Membership Restructuring To Assist Expanded Government Efforts. Daily Commercial News. October 11, 2012.

Auto Mechanics Express Worry About New College Fees. Hamilton Spectator. October 9, 2012.

National Capital Heavy Construction Association Joins Ontario College of Trades Opposition. Daily Commercial News. October 9, 2012.

PCs Vow to Close New Trades College, Tour Needs To Be More Fact-Based, Says College Chairman.EMC News. October 4, 2012.

Ontario College of Trades Deal Leaves Business Owner Feeling Left In The Dark. Orillia Packet & Times. October 2, 2012.

MPPs Yakabuski, Dunlop Spearhead Opposition to Bill 183. YourOttawaRegion.com. October 2, 2012.

BLIZZARD: Trades College Just a Costly Boondoggle. London Free Press. September 25, 2012.

Ontario College of Trades Draws Fire From Burlington Worker. Insidehalton.com . September 21, 2012.

Video: Sean Reid: Shut Down The Ontario College of Trades. On-Site Magazine. September 19, 2012.

Politicians, Businesses Worried About College of Trades Fees. Sarnia This Week. September 19, 2012.

Dunlop Visits Sarnia During His “Helping Ontarians Enter Skilled Trades” Tour. Lambton Shield. September 14, 2012.

Coalition Calls for Closure of New Trades College. West Carleton EMC news. . September 13, 2012.

Provincial News: Ontario College of Trades Not Ready for January 1st Launch. Northumberlandview.ca. September 13, 2012.

Battle Brewing Over Ontario’s New College of Trades. Sarnia Observer. September 12, 2012.

GVCA Says Byelections Can Send a Message About Ontario College of Trades. Daily Commercial News and Construction Record. September 4, 2012.

Slamming The Ontario College of Trades: VIDEO. Canadian Contractor. September 3, 2012.

Mechanical Contractors Association Opposes Ontario College of Trades. Daily Commercial News and Construction Record. August 28, 2012.

London and District Construction Association Joins Employers Coalition Against Ontario College of Trades. Daily Commercial News and Construction Record. August 15, 2012.

Opposition To Ontario College Of Trades Grows. DesignBuild Source- Canada. August 14, 2012.

College of Trades Facing Opposition. Blackburn News. August 9, 2012.

Coalition Calls For Cancellation Of College Of Trades. London Community News. August 9, 2012.

Critics Call Ontario College Of Trades A Tax Grab. CBC News. August 3, 2012.

College of Trades Under Attack. Hamilton Spectator. August 3, 2012.

New Campaign Rises Against Ontario College Of Trades. Daily Commercial News and Construction Record. August 2, 2012.

Coalition Fights McGuinty’s Trades Tax. Sun News Network. July 26, 2012.

Coalition Vice-Chair, Susan McGovern speaks with Windsor’s CKLW AM800. July 25, 2012.

Contractors Say Ontario College Of Trades Plan Filled With Holes. The Waterloo Region Record. July 19, 2012

College Of Trades Is ‘Runway Train’ Says Construction Official. Cambridge Times. July 19, 2012

Confusion Over Use Of Fees By New Trade Organization. CTV Kitchener News. July 18, 2012

Construction Firms Rally Against Membership Fees. Cambridge Times. July 17, 2012

Ontario Homebuilders Association Opposes Ontario College of Trades. Daily Commercial News and Construction Record. July 16, 2012

Contractors Fear Impact Of New Regulatory Body. Ottawa Citizen. July 7, 2012

Support Grows For Campaign To Shut Down College Of Trades. On-Site: Canada’s Construction Magazine. June 20, 2012

College Of Trades Has Funny Way Of Promoting Skilled Trades. Canadian Contractor Magazine. June 4, 2012

Ontario College Of Trades A Tax Grab? DesignBuild Source- Canada. June, 2012

Another Liberal Shocker. New Trades Tax Will Hike Cost Of Electrical Work For Consumers. Toronto Sun. May 29, 2012

Brantford Home Builders’ Association Takes Issue With College Of Trades. Brantford Expositor. May 23, 2012

Strong Opposition To Ontario College of Trades Membership Classes. Daily Commercial News and Construction Record. May 18, 2012

St. Thomas Electrician Speaks Out Over College Plans To Hike Licensing Fees. London Free Press. May 17, 2012

Ontario Trades College Is A Stumbling Block. Daily Commercial News and Construction Record. April 12, 2012