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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Did 18 deaths in 2013 crash the ESA, its mission, and vision? Not at all


In 2013, there were 18 electrical-related and electrical fire fatalities in Ontario, (see page 9 or page 10 of the ESA fiscal 2014 annual report)

A 257% increase from seven deaths the previous year demonstrated inability of the Electrical Safety Authority to implement their core values and goals of improving safety.

Did ESA employees get salaries, wages, bonuses, pensions, post-employment benefits, allowances and reimbursements for failing to do their job?

Why didn't ESA take $30M out of their salaries and donate the money to the families of those ESA has failed to protect?


An electrical contractor who does not do his job properly is not getting paid and could even be fined or his licenses could be revoked. Doing a bad job hits him in the pocket real bad.

The contractor will not even recover the money spent on materials if his work was defective or did not comply with the codes.

Similarly, the ESA staff must have been held accountable for the failure to do their job or duty. But that didn't happen. They all got paid!

The ESA Mandate:
To enhance public electrical safety in Ontario. >>> Failed. Public electrical safety in Ontario has deteriorated in 2013.

ESA Mission:
Improve electrical safety for the well-being of the people of Ontario. >>> Failed. Electrical safety and well-being of Ontarians has worsen in 2013.

ESA Vision
An Ontario free from electrical fatalities and serious injuries, damage or loss. >>> Failed miserably.

ESA activities:
identifying and targeting leading causes of electrical risk; >>> Failed.
promoting awareness of, education and training on electrical safety; >>> Failed.
ensuring compliance with regulations; >>> Failed.
investigating fatalities, injuries and fire losses associated with electricity; >>> Failed.
engaging with stakeholders to improve safety. >>> Failed.

Preventing electrical deaths, injuries and fires requires both careful planning and the nimbleness to respond to unexpected challenges. >>> Failed.

We (ESA) define our priorities in our strategic plan – the Harm Reduction Strategy. >>> Failed.

(Quoting FY2014 annual report) It was a year of significant achievement of our goals >>> Lie.
The same report states, quote, "In 2013, there were 18 electrical-related and electrical fire fatalities in Ontario, a significant increase from the previous year." Unquote. >>> Yes, the 18 deaths is a significant increase, but it is a despicable achievement and NOT a significant one.

The ESA has failed to do its job. But it did not fail to collect the fees and it did not fail to pay salaries, wages, bonuses, pensions, post-employment benefits, allowances and reimbursements to themselves!

Families of 18 electrical-related and electrical fire victims in Ontario should take the ESA to court for lies and for failing to protect their loved ones!


All the abused, overcharged, injured, and relatives of those killed, let's sue ESA together. Sue for failure to do their job and even for being indirectly responsible for the deaths.


Join a class action lawsuit against the Electrical Safety Authority. Join the Ontario electrical fire victims' class action against the ESA.




Tell the ESA what you think via email 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!


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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