November 15, 2017 – George McINNIS

Charges: Part III Provincial Offences Act summons for offences under the Ontario College of Trades and Apprenticeship Act, 2009, sec. 4 – employing or otherwise engaging individual to engage in compulsory trade without a Certificate of Qualification (two counts).

Summary: On April 23, 2017, as a result of a complaint, Ontario College of Trades inspectors conducted an inspection at a residence located in Elmira, ON. The inspectors determined that two individuals engaged by George McInnis installed and connected a toilet, tub and faucets; repaired piping; and relocated electrical lighting and boxes, receptacles and switches, installation of electrical GFCI receptacle and pot lighting, including wiring and termination of wiring while they did not hold Certificates of Qualification or Statements of Membership in the compulsory trade of plumber (306A) and electrician – construction and maintenance (309A) that were not suspended, and while they were not apprentices in these trades working pursuant to a registered training agreement that is not suspended.

On November 15, 2017, George McInnis was convicted of the charges in a Kitchener court and was ordered to pay a fine of $2,500 plus a $500 victim fine surcharge.

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