October Letter from the Editor: Why is there not an association for contractors?

Look, I know from the experience of my family that contractors can really rip you off! Now, with that said, yes, there are good ones. However, why is there not an association, in each of the 10 provinces and three territories of Canada which legislate, build standards, codes of ethics, and administrate that vital importance of the work that contractors in both the residential markets and commercial markets of this country need to adhere to so that contractors cannot get away with financial murder?