As the Ontario College of Trades blew out the candles on its first birthday cake, Tim Hudak remained focused on shutting it down.
The Progressive Conservative leader says the regulatory body is just another level of bureaucracy those hoping to work in the trades must go through.
Tory MPP Garfield Dunlop says the College creates too much paperwork for people just trying to do their jobs.
Dunlop and Hudak specifically point to annual fees trades people have to pay, going up to $120 depending on their specialty.
Hudak alleges it is just a front to organized labour.
Vince Kacaba represents plumbers and pipe fitters. He says they need a regulatory body to license workers. He says if a trades person doesn't know what they're doing, they could hurt or kill people.
Kacaba likens it to having an unlicensed doctor operate on you.