On Thursday, May 9 GFB: Jon Gignac, Ted Wieclawek and Hon. Tracy MacCharles, MPP

May 08, 2013

By Dale Goldhawk

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11:15am ET | John Gignac, Co-Chair of the Hawkins-Gignac Foundation for CO Education

11:45am ET | Ontario Fire Marshal Ted Wieclawek

12:15pm ET | Hon. Tracy MacCharles, MPP

GUEST – John Gignac, Co-Chair of the Hawkins-Gignac Foundation for CO Education

TOPIC – Carbon Monoxide detector Legislation

INFO – John Gignac, is back from Whitehorse to witness the passage of Canada’s first law at the Provincial/Territorial level to make CO detectors mandatory in all homes. We are hoping that this momentum might produce some urgency in Ontario and the rest of the country.

Hopes Rise for Ontario Carbon Monoxide Legislation After CO Advocate’s Trip to Whitehorse

John Gignac Witnesses Canadian-First Law in Yukon Legislature

Woodstock, Ontario – May 6, 2013 – Fresh back from his trip to the Yukon Legislature, carbon monoxide detector advocate John Gignac has high hopes for Ontario to become Canada’s second Province or Territory to pass legislation making the life safety devices mandatory.

Gignac, the Co-Chair of the Hawkins-Gignac Foundation for CO Education, made the long journey from Woodstock to Whitehorse to celebrate the passage of Bill 57, the Oil-Fired Appliance Safety Statutory Amendment Act. With the bill, Yukon became the first jurisdiction in Canada to require carbon monoxide detectors in all residences with fuel-burning appliances and/or attached garages.

The passage of the legislation comes a little more than a year after a carbon monoxide leak caused by a faulty chimney killed a Whitehorse family. It has been more than four years since a CO leak killed John Gignac’s niece, OPP Constable Laurie Hawkins and her family.

GUEST – Ontario Fire Marshal Ted Wieclawek [Pronounced: Vin-Slavik]

TOPIC – Sprinklers to be law in retirement homes / Ontario first province to require retrofits in older buildings

GUEST – Minister of Consumer Services, Hon. Tracy MacCharles, MPP (Pickering–Scarborough East)

TOPIC – Stronger Protection for Ontario Consumers Act, and Ontario cracks down on door-to-door water heater sales.

INFO – http://www.thestar.com/news/queenspark/2013/04/11/ontario_cracks_down_on_doortodoor_water_heater_sales.html

“This is one part of a larger effort that is contained in the Stronger Protection for Ontario Consumers Act that was introduced last week. It covers door-to-door sale, the regulation of debt settlement services, and phantom bids in real estate transactions. By the 9th, we will also have introduced our legislation concerning cell phone contracts. These are all part of our Ontario Consumer initiative to fill gaps in consumer protection in Ontario. If you want to broaden the scope of the show to include any or all of these measures, the Minister would be open to do so.”

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