July 26, 2018 – Paul GOODMAN

Charges: Part III Provincial Offences Act summons for offences under the Ontario College of Trades and Apprenticeship Act, 2009, sec. 2 (two counts) – individual engaging in compulsory trade without Certificate of Qualification that is not suspended; sec. 5 – improperly using the title of a compulsory trade to describe one in one’s work; and sec. 6 – individual improperly holding out expressly or by implication that he or she is a member of the College.

Summary: On January 26, 2018, Ontario College of Trades inspectors conducted an inspection at a Whitby private residence that was undergoing renovations. In cooperation with a local building inspector, it was determined that Paul Goodman had installed water supply and drain lines for a bathroom and made faulty connections to the main waste line of the residence while he did not hold a Certificate of Qualification or a Statement of Membership in the compulsory trade of plumber (306A), and while he was not an apprentice in the trade working pursuant to a registered training agreement.
College inspectors also determined that Paul Goodman used the title of plumber to describe himself in his work, and further that he was relying on a false journeyperson membership card in order to obtain plumbing work.

On July 26, 2018, Paul Goodman was convicted of the charges in a Whitby court and ordered to pay a fine of $8,000 plus a $2,000 victim fine surcharge. In addition, the court issued a two-year probation order for Mr. Goodman.



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