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.