A recent missive to all OAHI Inspectors for a Special Members Meeting (which failed to reach quorum) stated
"Open forum discussion on meeting with Ministry of Government and Consumer Services (MGCS) took place. The president informed the members present that at the meeting with MGCS, they had invited OAHI to disclose the fact that they were repealing the OAHI Act Pr158— the act that established OAHI. With the information provided by the LHI Committee and other resources— Rob Cornish (Vice –President), Earnscliffe Strategy Group, and Murray Parish (President)— were able to convince the Ministry representatives that it would be an unwise position for the Ministry of Government and Consumer Services to take in regards to the Ontario Association of Home Inspectors and Act Pr158.
At that time, a request by the MGCS was made that the meeting and items discussed were to be kept confidential. The president agreed to this condition, but made members aware that it would be disclosed at the Special Members meeting.
In order to keep OAHI at the table with the provincial government regardingBill 165 An Act to Regulate Home Inspectors, OAHI needs your vote to allocate funds ($60,000) from the reserve fund to retain the Earnscliffe Strategy Group.
To proceed we [FONT="]must receive a reply to this message by Tuesday June 14, 2016 at noon.[/FONT]
Please reply to **[FONT="]email@example.com **with one of these statements:[/FONT]
YES [FONT="]I agree to to allow OAHI to retain Earnscliffe Strategy Group to act as a lobbyist for OAHI regarding Bill 165, an Act Regulate Home Inspectors.[/FONT]
No I do [FONT="]not agree to allow OAHI to retain Earnscliffe Strategy Group to act as a lobbyist for OAHI regarding Bill 165 an act to Regulate Home Inspectors."
This appears that OAHI are prepared to raid their “Reserve Fund” just to keep OAHI alive and kicking, with still no guarantee of “control” of the profession.
For my Calculations, if they were repeal the OAHI Act, and “raid the $60,000” from their reserve fund giving it to members, each member would get $150 back (assuming 400 members).
Far better value, in my personal opinion, than paying a lobbyist for no effective gain. And a possibility that more might be available in this magic reserve fund than just the $60,000.
Food for thought.