TORONTO, March 28, 2014 /CNW/ - An industry coalition of Ontario's
construction companies applauded the Ontario government's action to
support a strong construction industry by responding to constituents'
concerns and committing to review the Construction Lien Act.
"We welcome the broader consultation process that has been announced
today to review the issue of prompt payment in the construction
industry. This more formal process should allow everyone who would be
affected by Bill 69, the Prompt Payment Act, to find practical,
well-thought out and workable solutions," said Chris Gower, Executive
Vice President, PCL Construction. "With this announcement, we trust the
government and opposition parties will remove Bill 69 from the current
committee process and allow the more appropriate process announced
today to proceed instead."
The construction industry raised many concerns about Bill 69, including
that simple protections for citizens, such as homeowners or contractors
tying payment to proper performance and holding back a portion of pay
until work is satisfactorily completed, would be prohibited, resulting
in higher construction costs for consumers and government.
The Fair Payment Reform Ontario (F-PRO) coalition is comprised of
construction companies including Eastern Construction, ACS
Infrastructure Canada, Carillion Canada, Dragados Canada, EllisDon, PCL
Construction, Aecon and Bird Construction.
SOURCE: Fair Payment Reform Ontario
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