Ontario passes prompt payment law

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Ontario became the first province to adopt prompt payment legislation when it passed Bill 142, the Construction Lien Amendment Act, on Dec. 5.

It is designed to ensure that sub-contractors get paid in a timely manner on construction projects. Payment delays have been identified as the biggest barrier to investment, improved productivity, and increased employment, said Ron Johnson, director of Prompt Payment Ontario. “We hope that this groundbreaking piece of legislation will set the stage for change across the country.”

The National Trade Contractors Coalition of Canada (NTCCC) is working for similar changes at the federal level.

Watch for more details in our next issue.

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