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Gallino advertises electrical work, but no licence to work


June 10, 2014
By Anthony Capkun


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June 10, 2014 – Andrew Gallino of Gallino Contracting was recently found guilty in an Ontario court on one count of performing electrical work without an electrical contractor’s licence, and one count of advertising electrical services without that licence.

According to Electrical Safety Authority (ESA), a homeowner hired Gallino Contracting to replace an electrical panel and rewire a basement. An ESA inspection found the work did not meet the Ontario Electrical Safety Code, and that Gallino was not licensed to do electrical work.

In Ontario, electrical contractors must be licensed.

As a result, the homeowner had to hire a licensed electrical contractor to redo the wiring, replace the panel and ensure the work was done to code.

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The investigation also found that Gallino Contracting was advertising electrical services on many websites, despite the lack of a licence to do the work.

The court imposed a total fine of $5750 for both violations, including a 25% victim fine surcharge.



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