Originally Posted By: John Bowman
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Is the Canadian government eager to license home inspectors? Again my pulse on the issue is NO. We agree on this. In fact those that I have spoken with say, that the government wants no part of legislation or regulation of Home Inspectors.
Does licensing equal credibility - again in my opinion - NO! Again I agree. But neither does self regulation or policing.
But can we improve our lot to gain that credibility - YES. But we are not even close - some claim to be bigger, better, more qualified, or whatever - but the bottom line is education, proper training, more accurate reporting, auditing and accountability of all practicing practitioners - regardless of association.
The Education should be made available for free. The rest is just downright dictatorship or operation of a police state. "Big Brother" comes to mind. At no time should an association, society, or Housing department dictate how someone should operate or qualify to own or operate a business. Auditing and Accountability of an individuals business. Give me a break ..... You guys are scaring the hell out of me. How your organization will absorb and assume the liability of every home inspector in Canada alone confuses me.
That is and was part and parcel of one of the significant needs to warrant the study and action plan for the National Initiative in Canada. Why because it impacts stakeholders like CMHC, as well as the consuming public. To not undertake a National Initiative - leaves the whole industry open for such control by the government.
We both just agreed that the Government wanted no hand in it. Did you change your mind.
Possibly that would be at a much greater detriment than the current concerns. The U.S. has provided us with some classic examples of those outside influences at work.
Please give me an example of the U.S. influence. Our U.S. Government is influencing what??
That's not to say Canada is perfect either. This may be the problem. Quit speaking as though your are representing Canada.
Hopefully, I need not say more
Sorry, I haven't really heard or read anything yet, so yea may have to. Is the initiative backed or mandated by the Canadian Government in anyway shape or form? Let me help you - NO. Again NO. What a waste of time and energy. No one in their right mind should volunteer to be policed or dictated by a select few.