B.C. Making Moves Towards Prompt Payment Legislation
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Government forms industry working group to accelerate progress on the legislation including Mechanical Contractors Association of B.C., the Electrical Contractors Association of B.C. and the B.C. Construction Association.
The B.C. government has established an industry working group to accelerate progress on prompt payment legislation, and the Mechanical Contractors Association of B.C. (MCABC), the Electrical Contractors Association of B.C. (ECABC) and the B.C. Construction Association (BCCA) have all acknowledged the progress and look forward to participating in moving the legislation forward.
The new working group is tasked with providing industry expertise and guidance to shape development of legislation specifically for B.C.
The three associations held a series of Town Hall meetings (November 2021) which brought light the success of legislation already passed in Ontario and showed the strong support for action from BC’s construction industry.
“Our members deserve to always be paid in a timely manner for the work they complete, no matter the market dynamic,” said Kim Barbero, CEO of MCABC in a media release. “This has been the basis of our advocacy from the outset and we will continue to advocate for it as members of this newly-established working group. We look forward to working with the Ministry of the Attorney General to advance this work, including how best to ensure it is implemented to help all businesses relying on it throughout B.C.”
The working group will be managed by the Ministry of the Attorney General and include industry organizations representing all major stakeholders.