Here is another way to approach this, too …
Dear Minister of Ontario,
I am a home inspector who is among the majority of home inspectors who are NOT represented by any of the special interest groups who are jockeying for position to benefit by some unnecessary law that might be seriously considered by you to govern home inspectors.
Several millions of home inspections in Ontario over a number of years have resulted in an extremely low number of complaints that are fewer, already, than in any state or province that is presently regulated. To disguise an incompetent inspector with a government license would result in more … not fewer … incidents of consumer harm.
I oppose the laws that the special interest groups at your table, who are misrepresenting themselves as being my representative to you, advocate.
Please do not harm Ontario home buyers by allowing incompetent home inspectors to blend in with the rest of us with a state issued credential that provides false assurances to unsuspecting home buyers. Those who want to enrich themselves by a law that will mandate students for their classrooms and other revenue feel differently about this, but they do not represent anyone other than themselves. I assure you, they do not represent me or home inspectors like me.
Instead of a law that enriches special interest groups, consider the possibility of a simple “registration fee” to collect money from home inspectors and use that money to educate consumers on how to properly identify a competent inspector and how to use his report.
Ontario Home Inspector