This blog calls for the Ontario government and law enforcement to end the ESA's monopoly, cut fees across the board.

Limit its absolute power. Investigate and stop the alleged criminal abuse of that power and self-enrichment.

Expose fundamental flaws that deteriorate safety causing more accidents, fires and fatalities.
It looks like there are grounds to suggest that the preceding and/or the following could be true.

A fast, simple, universal solution to all ESA problems

This resource is about how a grand intention of improving the public safety could go so, so wrong in the hands of the alleged ESA parasites drunk with entitlement and absolute power.

Today the Electrical Safety Authority possibly or allegedly:
  1. abuses or misuses its power in criminal ways
  2. celebrates increase in the fatalities after hiding the truth and presenting it as an achievement
  3. charges unnecessary fees for unnecessary licences and unnecessary inspections
  4. and pays tens of millions of dollars to unnecessarily high salaries of its unnecessary executives
  5. who intentionally and knowingly deteriorate electrical safety in Ontario
  6. ESA allows clueless unlicensed inexperienced people to do residential electrical work but bans highly experienced properly educated, adequately trained, licensed self-employed electricians and master electricians from doing the identical work
  7. and
  8. excludes rank and file electrical workers and Ontario public from the decision-making process
  9. ESA neither answers questions nor addresses complaints in a meaningful way
  10. Hiding the truth, lack of transparency and openness is a sign of abuse of power, wrongdoing, conspiracy, or crime


This resource is also about well known solutions to all problems:
  1. end ESA's monopoly. Shift decision-making power to public
  2. create a fully independent body, a Small Electrical Contractor Association (SECA)
  3. and another body to represent Ontario public. Or two in one and give it a decisive role. The ultimate decision making power should belong to the public. ESA's single purpose and obligation must be to serve the best interests of the public and its safety. And not the other way around
  4. start an interactive online public forum where anyone is able to ask a question and get a fast meaningful answer
  5. give highest priority to transparency, openness, and access to information
  6. make it very fast and extremely easy to punish ESA employees for delays with answering questions in a meaningful truthful way. Penalize for unlawful restrictions on access to information
  7. anyone should be able to get justice, to sue ESA or defend him/her/self. ESA shall fully cover opponent's legal expenses if she is unable to pay or if he is an electrical worker who paid fees to the ESA
  8. Restructure! Implement other improvements
  9. ESA increased mandatory residential licensing fees 3000% or so on July 1, 2006 and then Ontario College of Trades jacked its license fee up 500% or so on January 1, 2013. Inspection fees have also increased. Has it led to a proportional improvement in the province electrical safety? Have tens or hundreds of millions of dollars paid to ESA and OCOT executives since 2006 made homes much safer specifically due to humongous fee increases? What if safety improves not because but despite the ESA? The Government shall launch an audit but exclude safety improvements resulted from other sources such as rapid pace of technological development, better products, safer systems, etc., that have nothing to do with the ESA

This resource is also about changing the ESA. About making it open, transparent, democratic, law abiding! Governed by the core values of integrity, trust, rule of law, and accountability to Ontario public



Tell the ESA you want something better ESA.Cambridge@electricalsafety.on.ca

Tell your MPP.

Email the Mister directly Ms. Tracy MacCharles. Or visit web site of the Minister of Government and Consumer Services, which is accountable for the ESA activities.

Or do you have your own story of abuse, neglect, unfair treatment, overcharge, etc. to share publicly? Join us in a class action if you think they are parasites and sue them together with us!


When a bunch of abused folks speaks out, nothing happens.

If there are hundred or thousand of us, we will prevail and restore the common sense and fairness!

Your voice is an extremely powerful tool. But only if it is used and heard.

So, do you think we should collect signatures and petition the ESA?

Or should we hold a referendum and simply order ESA to do what is right?



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SECA - Small Electrical Contractor Association. We should create it in order to fight for what is just, fair and right

ECAO - Electrical Contractors Association of Ontario

CoAC - Contractor Advisory Council

OESC - Ontario Electrical Safety Code