Should Ontario developers be allowed to hire and pay their own building inspectors? - 2020-01-21

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F94.png Should Ontario developers be allowed to hire and pay their own building inspectors? January 21, 2020, Rob Ferguson, Toronto Star

Critics are blasting a proposal from Premier Doug Ford's government to let developers hire and pay their own building inspectors, bypassing municipal inspectors in a bid to speed construction.

Industry sources said the idea is to create a special training program to certify architects and professional engineers who would act as building inspectors, handling initial design approvals and building code inspections through various stages of construction for developers.

But opponents warn the arrangement would be prone to abuse because of the money changing hands in a business relationship.

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