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Ontario Erectors Association

Prompt Payment Ontario – News Release

Issued – Feb. 12, 2015

New organization working for prompt payment in construction

Toronto, ON – Representatives from across the entire construction industry have come together to form a new organization committed to getting legislation that would see contractors get paid for completed and certified work within  a defined and prompt timeframe.

Prompt Payment Ontario (PPO) currently has 34 construction associations, unions and pension funds that have so far signed on as paid members and continues to welcome new members from all parts of the construction industry.

The new organization was formed after the provincial government set aside consideration of Bill 69, a private member’s bill that would have legislated prompt payment for the construction industry in favour of a comprehensive independent review of the Construction Lien Act (CLA) last spring.

The government announced yesterday that the review will be chaired by Bruce Reynolds, a partner with law firm Borden, Ladner, Gervais. Reynolds will be supported in the review by Sharron Vogel. PPO is encouraged by the inclusion of prompt payment issues as an integral part of this review.

“We welcome the opportunity to work with the review and are optimistic that it will bring about much needed change in the industry. Trade contractors are typically not being paid for several months for completed construction work and they still have to meet payroll, pay taxes, WSIB premiums, and on behalf of their employees’ benefit and pension plan contributions; all on time,” said Eryl Roberts, President of PPO. “Delinquent payment has become the norm in our industry. It’s an unfair transfer of financial risk. A review of the Construction Lien Act that incorporates prompt payment terms would have an immediate and positive impact on both job preservation and new job creation.”

For the full announcement of the CLA review please click the link below:


Members of Prompt Payment Ontario include:

Acoustical Association Ontario
Brick & Allied Craft Union
Canadian Automatic Sprinkler Association
Canadian Institute of Steel Construction – Ontario Region
Carpenters District Council of Ontario
Concrete Forming Association of Ontario
Council of Ontario Construction Associations
Electrical Construction Association of Hamilton
Electrical Contractors Association of OntarioElectrical Contractors Association – Quinte-St. Lawrence
Greater Toronto Electrical Contractors Association
IBEW Construction Council Of Ontario
I.B.E.W. Local 353 Welfare Plan c/o Toronto Electrical Industry Benefit Administration Services Limited
Independent Plumbing & Heating Contractors Association
Interior Systems Contractors Association of Ontario
International Brotherhood of Boilermakers
Labourers’ International Union of North America
Masonry Contractors’ Association of Toronto
Mechanical Contractors Association of Ontario
Ontario Concrete & Drain Contractors Association
Ontario Council of Painters/International Union of Painters and Allied Trades
Ontario Erectors Association/Ironworkers Association Council of Ontario
Ontario Erectors Association/Ironworkers Association Council of Ontario
Ontario Masonry Contractors Association
Ontario Sheet Metal Contractors AssociationOntario Sheet Metal Workers and Roofers Conference
Residential Siding Contractors Association of Greater Toronto
Residential Carpentry Contactors Association Of Greater Toronto
Residential Tile Contractors Association
Ontario Formwork Association
Ontario Painting Contractors Association
The Residential Low Rise Forming Contractors Association of Metro Toronto and Vicinity
Toronto & District – Carpentry Contractors Association
Trim Association of Ontario

For more information contact:             Eryl Roberts (416) 675-3226