John McEwen

B. A. WATERPROOFING
 
THE ONTARIO BUILDING CODE ACT.

In construction we all work from the same book; The Ontario Building Code (OBC). However, when the OBC Act was passed in 1975 the Province promptly downloaded responsibility for "enforcement" to the municipalities, and made each and every municipality the "authority" within their borders. Typically on that day back in 1975 the dog-catcher became the Chief Building Official and his or her word became law. There are currently 445 municipalities with 445 variations of the OBC subject to change at any time; good, bad, indifferent. This is no way to build homes. The Province should be the authority, and the Province should be in charge of enforcement.



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