Doug Ford voices support for plan to let developers hire their own inspectors - 2020-01-24
Premier Doug Ford is voicing his support for a plan that could allow developers to hire their own building inspectors.
CBC Toronto was first to report on the government's idea of creating a Certified Professionals Program that would allow architects and engineers to undergo additional training in the work that city inspectors do.
Under the plan, developers could then hire the newly-minted professionals, instead of calling in city inspectors to approve their progress. The City of Toronto is already voicing opposition, saying that raises a number of concerns including possible conflicts of interest.