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City revokes home improvement company's business licence

EcoLife owner says cancellation of GreenOn program to blame for uprising of complaints
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The City of Greater Sudbury has revoked the business license of EcoLife Home Improvements after it says a thorough investigation was conducted into a number complaints made against the contractor.

The City of Greater Sudbury has revoked the business license of EcoLife Home Improvements after it says a thorough investigation was conducted into a number complaints made against the contractor.

EcoLife was in the crosshairs of a protest held by citizens on March 7 who said they were scammed out of thousands of dollars by EcoLife and its owner, Dave Murray.

"When a business is operating contrary to licensing agreement, we have the option to refuse, revoke and/or suspend their business license," said an email from the city of Greater Sudbury.

"In the case of EcoLife Home Improvements, a thorough investigation has found the company in contravention of the licensing agreement and so we have revoked their business license. Due to the nature of the many complaints received by the public, the case has been referred to the Greater Sudbury Police Service."

EcoLife owner Dave Murray was mostly mum in the wake of the March 7 protest, issuing a statement that pointed to the Ford government's cancellation of the GreenOn program as the reason for delays in the completion of jobs that he had contracted.

"Limited supply caused delays. Over 50 weeks of work needed to be completed in 10 weeks or less. The expectations created by the program were compounded by its cancellation," said Murray in his statement. 

"It was impossible for any business, particularly a small business, to plan for such circumstances. A backlog of projects occurred. Harsh winter weather has prevented all but a few out-of-season installations."




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