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Apr 04, 2014, 08:41 ET Federal Employment and Social Development Minister Jason Kenney slams Ontario's plan for compulsory certification of carpenters

TORONTO, April 4, 2014 /CNW/ - The Stop the Trades Tax Campaign welcomes media reports that federal Employment and Social Development Minster Jason Kenney will today call on the Ontario Liberal...


Dec 10, 2012, 10:32 ET Media Advisory - Stop The Trades Tax Campaign To Announce Seven New Members & Launch MPP Tax Pledge

Campaign will call on Liberal leadership candidates to commit to stopping job-killing trades tax TORONTO, Dec. 10, 2012 /CNW/ - The Stop The Trades Tax campaign will be making a major announcement,...


Dec 05, 2012, 09:32 ET Mechanics & auto dealers demand McGuinty government Stop The Trades Tax

TORONTO, Dec. 5, 2012 /CNW/ - Over a thousand automobile dealers and 10,000 auto sector tradespeople across Ontario joined the Stop The Trades Tax campaign today. The trades tax will cost...


Dec 04, 2012, 10:28 ET Barrie Tradespeople Join Battle to Stop The Trades Tax

Tradespeople Try to Stop Rising Cost of Hair Cuts, Car Servicing & Calling a Plumber or Electrician BARRIE, ON, Dec. 4, 2012 /CNW/ - The Barrie Construction Association, representing over 3,200...


Nov 14, 2012, 15:23 ET McGuinty Government's New "Trades Tax" Is Money for Nothing

TORONTO, Nov. 14, 2012 /CNW/ - The Coalition representing over 100,000 Ontario tradespeople and employers says new fees announced today by the McGuinty government's newest bureaucracy amounts to a...


Nov 01, 2012, 11:27 ET Timmins Construction Association Joins Campaign to Stop Trades Tax

TIMMINS, ON, Nov. 1, 2012 /CNW/ - The grassroots campaign aimed at urging the Liberal government to shut down its newly formed Ontario College of Trades gained further momentum today with another...


Oct 25, 2012, 17:17 ET Ontario College of Trades In Full Retreat As Opposition Mounts

Mystery fees, botched ratio reviews & missed deadlines latest proof secretive, disorganized College won't launch January 1st TORONTO, Oct. 25, 2012 /CNW/ - With just 9 weeks to go before the Ontario...


Oct 24, 2012, 10:12 ET Durham Region Home Builders' Association Joins Campaign to Stop Trades Tax

OSHAWA, ON, Oct. 24, 2012 /CNW/ - The Ontario Construction Employers Coalition campaign to urge the Liberal government to shut down its newly formed Ontario College of Trades gained further momentum...


Oct 11, 2012, 11:28 ET Stop The Trades Tax Campaign Applauds PC Party Plan to Shut Down College of Trades

TORONTO, Oct. 11, 2012 /CNW/ - Sean Reid, Chair of the Ontario Construction Employers Coalition, released the following statement in support of the Ontario PC Party's commitment to scrap the Ontario...


Oct 04, 2012, 15:01 ET Media Advisory - New Tax Bites Thousands of Ontario Tradespeople This Thanksgiving

TORONTO, Oct. 4, 2012 /CNW/ - On the eve of the Thanksgiving holiday weekend, the Ontario College of Trades is set to announce details of its controversial new trades tax that will hit thousands of...


Oct 03, 2012, 09:00 ET National Capital Heavy Construction Association Joins Campaign to Stop College of Trades

OTTAWA, Oct. 3, 2012 /CNW/ - The Ontario Construction Employers Coalition campaign to urge the McGuinty government to shut down its newly formed Ontario College of Trades gained further momentum...


Sep 13, 2012, 08:00 ET Ontario College of Trades Not Ready for January 1st Launch

Botched ratio reviews latest proof secretive, disorganized College not ready, never will be ready TORONTO, Sept. 13, 2012 /CNW/ - With just a few short months to go before the Ontario College of...


Sep 06, 2012, 09:00 ET Ottawa Construction Association Concerned Ontario College of Trades will force Quebec model on tradespeople

OTTAWA, Sept. 6, 2012 /CNW/ - The Ottawa Construction Association, a new member of the Ontario Construction Employers Coalition campaign to urge the McGuinty government to shut down the Ontario...


Aug 28, 2012, 08:00 ET K-W Contractors Call on Voters to Support Candidates Committed to Scrapping Trades Tax

WATERLOO, ON, Aug. 28, 2012 /CNW/ - As the Kitchener-Waterloo candidates charge towards Election Day, the Grand Valley Construction Association is asking citizens to get informed and send a message...


Aug 08, 2012, 08:00 ET London and District Contractor Support Campaign to Shut Down College of Trades

TORONTO, Aug. 8, 2012 /CNW/ - The Ontario Construction Employers Coalition campaign to urge the McGuinty government to shut down its newly formed Ontario College of Trades gained further momentum...


Jul 26, 2012, 08:00 ET Campaign Launched to Stop New McGuinty Trades Tax

Tax to Drive up Cost of Everything from Hair Cut to New Roof TORONTO, July 26, 2012 /CNW/ - Thousands of tradespeople and employers from across Ontario have joined forces to launch a grassroots...


Jul 18, 2012, 10:00 ET Kitchener-Waterloo Contractors Support Campaign to Shut Down College of Trades

TORONTO, July 18, 2012 /CNW/ - The Ontario Construction Employers Coalition campaign to urge the McGuinty government to shut down its newly formed Ontario College of Trades gained further momentum...


Jul 03, 2012, 15:30 ET Campaign to Shut Down the Ontario College of Trades Gains More Support

TORONTO, July 3, 2012 /CNW/ - The Ontario Construction Employers Coalition campaign to urge the McGuinty government to shut down its newly formed Ontario College of Trades gained further momentum...


Jun 19, 2012, 08:31 ET Support Grows for Campaign to Shut Down the Ontario College of Trades

TORONTO, June 19, 2012 /CNW/ - The Ontario Construction Employers Coalition campaign to urge the McGuinty government to shut down its newly formed Ontario College of Trades gained momentum today with ...


Jun 07, 2012, 16:11 ET McGuinty Government Keeping Results of Trades Tax Consultation Secret

TORONTO, June 7, 2012 /CNW/ - The Ontario Construction Employers Coalition fears the McGuinty government's newly formed Ontario College of Trades is backing down on its commitment to an open and...


May 31, 2012, 08:06 ET McGuinty Government Hammers Ontario Tradespeople with $84 Million Trades Tax

Historic new tax offers no benefit to hard working tradespeople TORONTO, May 31, 2012 /CNW/ - The Ontario Construction Employers Coalition is calling a proposal to impose membership fees on the...


May 10, 2012, 12:13 ET Close to 90% of Organizations Oppose Creation of New Classes of Membership by the Ontario College of Trades

TORONTO, May 10, 2012 /CNW/ - A survey of the responses to the March/April 2012 Ontario College of Trades consultation on proposed regulations for membership reveals that 88.1% of the organizations,...