Mechanical Insulators LMCT Information for Ontario

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The Mechanical Insulators Labor Management Cooperative Trust (LMCT) is looking to aid in information available to elected officials, Insulators Union Locals and members, contractors and the general public in Ontario.

Some of the information on this page may be outdated due to the coronavirus global pandemic. Please contact any member of the Mechanical Insulators LMCT with any questions.

On this page, you will find information related to specific legislation that deals with mechanical insulation and labour, political candidate gifting guidelines and information for the province's elected officials.

Ontario's capitol resides in Toronto.

This legislative body is known as the Legislative Assembly of Ontario but is sometimes referred to as Ontario Provincial Parliament. Unlike other provinces whose members are referred to as MLA’s the members of the Ontario Assembly are referred to a MPP’s (Member of Provincial Parliament). Ontario is the only province to use the term MMP the other provinces all refer to their members as MLA’s. There are 124 seats in this body. There are five different political parties represented within the body. Seventy-two members are from the Progressive Conservative party, forty form the New Democratic party, eight from the Liberal Party, three from the Independent party and one from the Green party. The last election was held on June 7, 2018 and the next election will be held on or before June 2, 2022.

The previous Liberal government released a Long-term Energy Plan in 2017, in which energy conservation and efficiency served as a focal point. The current Progressive Conservative government has not prioritized the issue in the same manner, as evidenced by the modest presence of energy efficiency policy in the 2018 Climate Plan.

There are two major programs in Ontario through Save ON Energy, the first is a Retrofit Program, the second Agriculture Incentives.

Retrofit Program: Under the Retrofit program, there are two types of project applications available. Prescriptive track applications are ideal for quick system upgrades. Incentive levels are based on a predefined amount with applications that are easy to follow and have a fast turnaround. Custom track applications are designed to provide flexibility for more comprehensive projects, with opportunities for increased energy savings. Incentives are based on energy savings over pre-project baselines. All custom track incentives are capped at 50 percent of project cost. More details here.

Agriculture Incentives: Available incentives for agriculture include LED grow lights; dual and natural exhaust vents; high-efficiency ventilation exhaust fans; photocells and timers for lighting controls; recirculation ventilation fans; single and double creep heat pads; high-temperature cutout thermostats, and; electric hot water heaters.

For further information on the Ontario Legislature or to find your elected officials, click here.