CCA submission on federal payment legislation
As you are aware, Canadian Construction Association (CCA) has advocated for a consultative process prior to finalizing legislation on federal payment. The government agreed to run this process through the services of the Singleton Urquhart Reynolds Vogel law firm, albeit under very short timelines. The four sectors councils that represent CCA’s membership – trade contractors, general contractors, civil infrastructure and manufacturers, suppliers & services – together with the chair of the federal payment taskforce, discussed the submission with their committees in Banff and prepared a submission.
While time did not permit broad consultation with our membership at large, it was agreed that CCA endorses the balance achieved in Ontario’s new Construction Act. As the only current example in Canada of payment legislation that has, at least in its local market, achieved consensus among industry stakeholders and government, we believe that, to the extent possible, federal legislation governing payment in the construction industry should be aligned with the principles and mechanisms in the Ontario Construction Act.
Further, there is economic benefit to both industry and government in creating alignment in legislation and regulation between federal and provincial jurisdictions. A largely common set of rules across jurisdictions reduces risk for industry, reduces costs associated with training and compliance and enables competition across Canada on a level playing field.
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