Last April 4th, the new Québec (provincial) government tabled Bill 16, an omnibus bill covering several aspects of residential legislation among which is inspector legislation. This is the third consecutive government to table this type of legislation.
As opposed to the previous Government (last year), this piece of legislation is not under Consumer Protection but Municipal Affairs and will be enforced by the “Régie du Bâtiment du Québec” (Quebec Building Regulator).
InterNACHI-Québec (as well as other interested parties) has been invited to present a brief and we met with officials earlier this month to present our ideas. This is an on-going process and will take some time to finalize. Will it improve consumer protection, quality of service, add value, etc.? That remains to be seen!
Updates to follow.