Delayed payments are a harmful practice in Canada’s construction industry. They are a significant problem for small businesses, their employees and families, and taxpayers. This issue has led to layoffs, bankruptcies, higher construction costs and fewer competitive bids in the construction sector, which has driven up prices for consumers, governments, and taxpayers.
Prompt Payment Passes 2nd Reading in Manitoba
April 26, 2018 – Canada’s trade contractors are voicing their support for the advancement of prompt payment legislation in Manitoba. Manitoba Prompt Payment has driven support of Bill 218, The Prompt Payments in the Construction Industry Act, which was passed at second reading in the Manitoba Legislature on Tuesday. “We’re glad to see this legislation make it to the committee stage and are appreciative of the government’s support for Bill 218,” said Sandra Skivsky, Chair of the National Trade Contractors Coalition of Canada. “The momentum behind prompt payment legislation is growing from coast-to-coast and today is an important milestone for Manitoba.” Bill 218 was introduced less than two weeks ago by MLA Reg Helwer. “It’s clear to us that the government in Manitoba takes prompt payment seriously,” added Skivsky. “We know that this bill if passed, will improve the speed of payments in the construction sector and add much-needed efficiencies.” Click here to read the Press Release.
Federal Government Announces Support for Prompt Payment Legislation – January 30, 2018
Ottawa, ON – Members of the National Trade Contractors Coalition of Canada (NTCCC) are expressing support for the federal government’s plan to legislate prompt payment requirements on all federal construction projects. The move comes after months of collaborative work between contractor groups, civil servants and Parliamentarian champions. Steven MacKinnon, Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Public Services and Procurement, hosted stakeholder groups to announce the initiative today at the department headquarters in Gatineau, Quebec. Click here to read the Press Release.
Ontario Passes Bill C-45 Construction Lien Amendment Act – December 5, 2017
Toronto, ON (December 5, 2017) – Today, Bill 142, the Construction Lien Amendment Act, was passed with a unanimous vote at Queen’s Park, and marks a pivotal moment wherein the rights and securities of Ontario’s workers will now be held to a much higher standard. This is the first legislation of its kind in Canada and hopefully will serve as a guide for the rest of the country looking to put forth their own legislation that will protect the financial security of Canadians from coast to coast. Click here to read the Press Release.
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