On October 23, 2014 the Ministry of Training, Colleges and Universities announced that former Secretary of Cabinet and Head of the Ontario Public Service, Tony Dean had been appointed to review key ares of Ontario's skilled trades system that fall within the mandate of the Ontario College of Trades.
Mr. Dean will review issues relating to scope of practice and the process for determining wether certification should be voluntary or compulsory to practice a trade.
In November 2014 www.deanreview.com
was launched to provide information to stakeholders and provide updates as the process moves forward. A consultation paper from Mr. Dean is expected in the New Year.