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Private AB safety inspection company that ignores rules continues to operate

Onus put on municipalities to keep an eye on the inspection agency.

MLA MacDonald: The government has to admit mistakes, recognize privatizing inspections does not workEDMONTON, AB, April 21, 2011: Karen Kleiss reports in the Edmonton Journal that an Albertan inspection agency has been sued more than four dozen times in the past decade yet is still allowed to continue operating under a different name after filing for bankruptcy and avoiding paying damages to the victims of its latest lawsuit. The new company having received three complaints against it since early March, the case clearly demonstrates the need for stronger government regulation of the inspection industry.

"The private safety code inspection company named in the multimillion-dollar Penhorwood condominium lawsuit has declared bankruptcy and resumed business under a new name.

Alberta Permit Pro and 21 other defendants have been embroiled in a $4.1-million lawsuit with the Fort McMurray condo owners since 2007, but the case made headlines six weeks ago when 300 people were evacuated in the middle of the night due to structural and safety concernsÂ…"

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Posted: April 28, 2011

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