MPP Marchese has called Tarion a “black box“, lacking meaningful oversight and dominated by the building industry. He joins other MPP’s from all three parties calling for oversight of Tarion by the Ombudsman of Ontario and the Auditor General, and has brought forward legislation to do this, although this is now in limbo due to the election June 12, 2014.
See his short interview here from May 2014.
Tarion saying builders are the best ones to look after the interests of consumers is just as nonsensical as saying consumers are the best to look after the interests of the building industry. Tarion is supposed to be”protecting new home buyers”, not new home builders. That’s why it was created.
The Liberal government, under Premiers Wynne/McGuinty, has turned a deaf ear – for years – to reforms to Tarion, which have not been seriously attempted in its 37-year history. It’s time for someone to step up to the plate for consumers and fix this problem, a complex and multidimensional one. MPP Marchese understands these complex issues, and has great empathy for the human side of the issue. He’s spearheaded many efforts over the last several years to bring legislation to help new home and condo buyers get the protection they deserve, and he will continue to do so.