InspectorRecent reports of widespread misconduct by Occupational Health and Safety (OHS) inspectors in Ontario have gained national attention, with up to 50 inspectors being terminated for just cause. The misconduct, stemming from the assignment of inspectors to police the underground economy, highlights a larger problem within the Ministry of Labour, Immigration, Training, and Skills Development (MLITSD). The issues of lack of oversight, underfunding, and mission creep have contributed to the unprecedented wave of investigations, suspensions, and terminations, calling for a reorientation of the inspectors’ mission towards improving workplace safety.

Read more about the investigation at OHS Canada.