Ontario Power Generation turns to Texas

Pickering power plant. (QMI AGENCY FILES)

Pickering power plant. (QMI AGENCY FILES)

Christina Blizzard, QMI Agency

, Last Updated: 4:39 PM ET

Ontario Power Generation has contracted out health and safety checks on thousands of contractors and sub-contractors to a company in Texas.

Contractors who’ve been working for OPG for decades have been asked to shell out hundreds - and in some cases thousands - of dollars to ISNetworks in Texas and asked to produce detailed paperwork in order to continue to work for the province’s publicly-owned electricity generating utility.

Contractors contacted by the Toronto Sun say they’ve been asked to pay between $800 to $3,000 to register with ISNetworks.

When they’ve declined, they’ve been cut off from OPG contracts.

“It’s like our Ministry of Labour isn’t good enough for these people,” said one contractor.


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