Media Enquiries

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Electrical Safety Authority Media Relations
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ESA Welcomes New Chair Board of Directors

04 January 2021
The Board of Directors of the Electrical Safety Authority (ESA) has elected Annette Bergeron as Chair to succeed Peter Gregg who will continue as a member of the ESA Board until the conclusion of his term in 2022.

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ESA Welcomes Auditor General Report and Recommendations

07 December 2020
The Electrical Safety Authority welcomes the published Auditor General’s 2020 Annual Report and will review the recommendations carefully to ensure appropriate actions are taken that will further strengthen ESA’s operations and enhance its effectiveness.

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ESA Hosts 2020 Ontario Electrical Safety Awards

23 September 2020
PUC Services Inc., Hydro One Networks, Aecon Mining Construction Services, Carney Electric Ltd., Lori Gallaugher and Mohawk College recognized for excellence in electrical safety

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Open Up the Cottage Safely this Weekend!

15 May 2020
The first long weekend of the summer is nearly here, and that means many Canadians are gearing up for outdoor activities like barbecuing, home and garden work, camping, boating, and opening cottages. This long weekend typically delivers lovely weather and a whole extra day to work through your cottage opening to-do list. ESA offers some practical safety tips for cottage opening and wants to remind everyone to be proactive with safety.

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ESA Strategic Plan 2020-2025

31 March 2020
With the launch of our new strategy, ESA is continuing its journey towards becoming a modern regulator that helps ensure Ontario's electrical future is powered safely.

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Welcome to ESA’s Refreshed Website

27 March 2020
ESA is proud to launch a refreshed look to the website. With improved functionality, a clean and uncluttered design, updated content and enhanced imagery, we hope that visitors will be able to quickly find information they need and easily navigate the site.

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How to Verify a Licensed Electrical Contractor

06 March 2020
On February 4, 2020, Mr. Daniel Smith, was convicted by the Ontario Court of Justice, for operating an electrical contracting business without a licence and failing to apply for an electrical inspection. Mr. Smith was sentenced to a total fine of $6,875 including victim surcharge. Mr. Smith was also ordered to pay restitution to the homeowner in the amount of $1,000.

New TikTok Challenge Posing Serious Electrical Risks

23 January 2020
The Electrical Safety Authority is issuing a warning to all Ontarians not to participate or share a “challenge” on the social media platform TikTok that could lead to electrical fires and pose a serious safety risk.