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Unlicensed Electrician in Ottawa Fined $25,000

10 October 2023
On May 29, 2023, Oscar Lewis was convicted in Ottawa on several counts of operating an electrical contracting business without a valid electrical contractor licence, and for failing to file notifications of work (permits) with the Electrical Safety Authority.

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ESA Ramps Up Electric Vehicle Charging Safety in Ontario

06 September 2023
The Electrical Safety Authority (ESA) conducted a safety blitz in Toronto to assess EV charger installations and found more than 400 incidents of working without an ESA permit – meaning the installation may not be to code or safe.