Ron Bergeron (centre) awarded Richard Cullis Leadership Award of Distinction
Essex Chapter Bi-Annual Trade Expo Nov 27th
OEL`s 16th Annual Golf, Aug 7th
Brian & Scott Yemen participate in Pakenham home show
Richard Cullis Leadership Award of Distinction: Special congratulations to Ron Bergeron, Bergeron Electric who was awarded the prestigious Richard Cullis Leadership Award of Distinction at the conference Awards Dinner. Ron (pictured centre) receives his award from Jim Graham and takes the stage with past winners, Rick Charron, Anew Electrical Contracting; Dale MacDonald, Honey Electric Limited; and far right Dave Ackison, Ackison Electric.
Lorne’s Electric named Greater Arnprior Chamber of Commerce Member of the Year. Eric and Patricia Glahs of Lorne's Electric were presented with the award April 11 at the chamber's business achievement awards gala at the Nick Smith Centre. Chamber director Lynn Grinstead (left) said they have continually supported the events of the chamber. Click here for John Carter's news item Arnprior EMC
At their May meeting, OEL`s Elgin Chapter invited MPP Jeff Yurek (centre) as their guest speaker to discuss the Ontario College of Trades and WSIB issues costing the contractor more money. Pictured from left to right are: Andy, Koolen, Dan Vernackt, Steve Del Guidice, Peter Koolen, MPP Jeff Yurek, Rob Lukasik, Ross Whalls and Nancy DeBruyn.
OEL Members Brian and Scott Yemen, Yemen Electric in Renfrew recently participated in the local Pakenham Home Show where there were more than 60 exhibits and fun valley entertainment at the Stewart Community Centre.
Stop the Trades Tax...
Oral presentations to the College of Trades held May 23rd regarding ratio review for Electricians with 15 out of 19 presenters calling for a 1:1 apprenticeship ratio.
Electricians protest proposed College of Trades, Arnprior EMC, posted Apr 25, 2013 by Derek Dunn. Some 20 tradespeople gather outside Lorne's Electric in Arnprior last week to protest a new bureaucracy that could cost them money in compulsory membership fees. Click here for article.
Motion to Abolish the Ontario College of Trades. On April 10th, Ontario tradespeople and employers from across Ontario took their fight against the Ontario Liberal government’s controversial new trades tax to Queen’s Park. Representatives from the Stop The Trades Tax campaign and tradespeople, were on hand to support MPP Garfield Dunlop’s Opposition Day motion that calls on the Ontario Government to abolish the Ontario College of Trades. Click here for news item.
Click here for YouTube video of Press Conference on Opposition Day Motion to Abolish the College of Trades.
Province wide trades tax takes effect April 8th.The Ontario Liberal government’s controversial new trades tax came into effect today, hitting hundreds of thousands of tradespeople across the province with millions in new annual fees. “It’s outrageous to force hardworking tradespeople to pay millions in a new trades tax to support big salaries and a new bureaucracy that provides no value to tradespeople or consumers,” said Sean Reid, Chair of the Stop the Trades Tax campaign.” Click here for news item.
Professional indemnity an Ontario College of Trades issue too. Click here for Letter to the Editor in Daily Commercial News.
Ontario College of Trades Undermines Federal governments funding of skilled trades says Stop The Trades Tax Lobby Group. Click here for article in Canadian Contractor.
More MPPs join the fight to Stop the Trades Tax by signing petition including Bracebridge MPP Norm Miller, PC MPP Julia Munro, Simcoe-Grey MPP Jim Wilson, Vic Fedeli, MPP for Nipissing and in St. Thomas, Jeff Yurek, MPP for Elgin-Middlesex-London. Click here for updates.
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OEL 16th Annual
Industry Golf Tournament
Wednesday, August 7, 2013
at Nobleton Lakes Golf Club
Registration and Sponsorship Opportunities now available online!
2013 Golf Registration
2013 Golf Sponsorship Opportunities
14th Bi-Annual Electrical Trade Exposition
Wednesday November 27th
OEL Volunteers Recognized
for their contribution to the League, the industry and their chapters.
Contractors Committee 2013-2014: Below Left to right: Eric Glahs, Lorne`s Electric; Al Merlo, Merlo Electric Inc.; Ron Bergeron, Bergeron Electric; Rob Sloan, Langstaff & Sloan; Cameron Hann, Jestek Electric Ltd.é Louis Violo, Power Quest Electric; Keith McIntyre, Neighbourhood Electric; Rick Charron, Anew Electrical Contracting; Steve DelGuidice, Ascent Solutions Inc.; Barry Moss, Four-O-One Electric; Glenn Sturdy, Sturdy Power Lines; Dave Ackison, Ackison Electric; Dale MacDonald, Honey Electric Ltd.
OEL Board of Directors: Left to right (below): Nancy Evans, ESA; Al Merlo, Merlo Electric Ltd.; Dale MacDonald, Honey Electric Ltd.; Dan Racicot, Dan Racicot Electric; Lawrence Musyj, ENWIN Utilities Ltd.; Eric Glahs, Lorne`s Electric; Ron Bergeron, Ron Bergeron Electric; Jack Sanders, Townsend Electric; Walter Pamic, Power-Tek Electrical Services Inc.; Daryl D'Andrade, Thomas & Betts; Louis Violo, Power Quest Electric; Dave Ackison, Ackison Electric; and Chair Glenn Sturdy, Sturdy Power Lines Ltd.
Newest Chapter President: Below Jim Graham presents Louis Violo, Power Quest Electric Ltd. (left) with his President`s pin in recognition of his role as the GTA West Chapter President
President`s Club: Below front row left to right: Louis Violo, GTA West chapter; Al Merlo, Hamilton; Ron Bergeron, Seaway Valley; Peter Koolen, Elgin; Tom Friesen, Essex; David Lariviere, Essex; Jim Graham, GTA West, Dan Racicot, Timmins, Dale MacDonald, Chatham-Kent; Jack Sanders, Durham. Back row left Scott Syrie, Chatham-Kent; Jim Wilcox, Chatham-Kent; Gary Oosterhof, Kingston; Clint Attard, Essex; David Moncur, Essex; Walter Pamic, Ottawa; Steve DelGuidice, Elgin; Steve Pope, Peterborough; Barry Moss, Rideau St. Lawrence; Eric Glahs, Central Ottawa Valley, Barrett Rutherford, Durham.
Contractors Government Relations Committee: Below Dan Racicot, Dan Racicot Electric; Stephen Sell, President, OEL; Dale MacDonald, Honey Electric Ltd; Rick Charron, Anew Electrical Contracting; Walter Pamic, Power-Tek Electrical; Dave Ackison, Ackison Electric; and resource Stewart Kiff, Solstice Public Affairs.
OEL Merchandise Catalogue
Chapter Leaders Conference
at the Nottawasaga Inn Resort
September 19th and Friday September 20th
All chapter leaders – past, present and future are welcome!
Mark your calendars, save the dates and stay tuned for details
2013 Scholarship Opportunities
Deadline for Applications for the 2013 EFC Scholarship Foundation program is July 1st. Click here for more details.
Another successful Electrical Industry Conference is completed. Special thanks to the OEL Chatham Kent Chapter for hosting a wonderful event.
For Slide Show thanks
to Electrical Business,
EIC GRAND PRIZE WINNER
Conference wrap-up included a draw for the Grand Prize. Pictured below are (left to right) co-sponsors, Al Merlo, Merlo Electric; Clint Attard, Neighbourhood Electric representing the OEL Essex Chapter with winner of the Grand Prize Draw Tom Conlin, ESA and co-sponsor Dale MacDonald, Honey Electric.