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.

Do we pay Electrical Safety Authority for incompetence, mismanagement, failures and for other bad things?



What were the ESA's remarkable successes and breakthrough achievements in the period to justify such an increase?

Who has been paying more and more money every year for that?

You and I have!

Do most of us, LECs, self-employed home electricians, make more money than ESA employees? The answer is NO, we don't.

Do most of us, residential electrical contractors, small business owners have RRSP or any other pension plan? NO, we don't. Many of us simply can not afford that.

Yet we have no choice but to pay higher salaries & post-employment benefits to the ESA employees. We can not refuse even if we do the very basic low paying residential electrical work making considerably less money than ESA employees.

Moreover, if the ESA has neglected, mismanaged or incurred a loss in their core operations or mishandled the pension plan, no problem at all. They would charge us more and quickly fix the situation.

And if the cost of the ESA comprehensive health and dental benefits plan went through the roof, duck soup, we are still here to pay for that too.

Even if we did not have money for our own health condition, serious dental problem, prescription drugs, deteriorated eyesight correction, or RRSP contribution, we must pay for theirs if we were to continue doing electrical work!

You and I must be obedient to the orders of the robbing
masters just for the right to work as an electrician!

Do you think the ESA senior management is openly channeling funds to their high salary, wages, employment benefits, pensions and post-employment benefits, allowances and reimbursements? Do you think that even if paying high salaries to themselves is absolutely open and publicized, it is still a misappropriation of funds and embezzlement? Do you think it is injustice protected by the law, legalized crime, abuse of power? What would you call it?

No wonder, in FY2014 labour-related costs, including salary, wages, employment benefits, pensions and post-employment benefits (OPEB) represented 76.6 per cent of the total ESA expenses.

Do you think it's a financial rape and stealing? Do you think they will stop robbing your children if you do not fight them?

Ask the ESA these or any other questions via 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!


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

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



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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