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.
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ESA charges too much. ESA fees are too high


An electrician or electrical contractor must pass a mandatory inspection every time he installs a new light fixture, adds a switch, or runs a two foot long piece of basic wire. And pay minimum $79 + HST to the Electrical Safety Authority.

The $89.27 (including HST) is often charged for a 5 to 10 minute long Electrical Safety Authority inspector's visit to check an added wall plug. It is the way too much!

Customers must pay $89.27 on top of the cost of electrician's work. To the total of $180 or $350 per installed extra switch, added wall outlet, light fixture, or a piece of wire.

And if a customer refused to pay you such a crazy amount, you the electrician must pay it to the ESA out of your pocket!

Do you agree that such inspections are not necessary at all? And the amount is way too high? If yes,

Email ESA.Cambridge@electricalsafety.on.ca

Ask 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!


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ESA will never give up high salaries and huge benefits untill we refuse to be their cash cows. They will milk us all to death if YOU & I don't fight them in court. So how committed are you to winning?

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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