Posts in Category : PPO

As part of our mandate to showcase and promote the services of our members, to speak on their behalf whenever required, and keep our partners current with related issues, the following is an active archive of press releases and relevant news articles. If our members have articles they believe would be of benefit to a wider audience, please contact us and we'll include it here.

Posted:
Feb 22
2018

Construction in Ontario Newsletter February 2018 Edition

Lien Act Modernization, Dispute Resolution & Prompt Payment Moving Ahead Bill 142, Construction Lien Amendment Act, 2017, received Royal Assent on December 12, 2017, but most of the amendments are not yet in force. Officials at the Ministry of the Attorney General are working with Bruce Reynolds, Sharon Vogel and their Advisory Group on the drafting […]

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Posted:
Dec 6
2017

PPO Third Reading Press Release

Construction Lien Amendment Act Has Passed Unanimously; Prompt Payment Ontario Commends Support for a Stronger Ontario   Toronto, ON (December 5, 2017) – Today, Bill 142, the Construction Lien Amendment Act, was passed with an unanimous vote at Queen’s Park, and marks a pivotal moment wherein the rights and securities of Ontario’s workers will now […]

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Posted:
Oct 30
2017

Construction in Ontario Newsletter – October 2017 Edition

Click here to read the entire newsletter online The Council of Ontario Construction Associations (COCA) is a federation of construction associations; the largest and most representational group of industrial, commercial and institutional (ICI) and heavy civil construction employers in Ontario. Our member organizations represent more than 10,000 construction businesses and more than 400,000 employees. As industry advocate, COCA […]

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Posted:
Oct 12
2017

PPO reception at Queen’s Park

Invitations have been sent out to attend the PPO reception at Queen’s Park (October 24th 5 pm to 7 pm) and we need to have at least 20 people (more would be better).  Please attend and show your support.  RSVP by by Monday October 16th The following speakers are lined up: Monte McNaughton, chair of the committee hearing […]

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Posted:
Jun 22
2017

Ontario construction bill seen as ‘critical’ for industry

The Globe and Mail Published Sunday, Jun. 18, 2017 4:40PM EDT (Read entire article here) The Ontario construction industry is bracing for considerable change following the introduction of legislation intended to ensure contractors and tradespeople are paid in a timely manner. A wide-ranging update to the Construction Lien Act, the first since 1983, moved through first reading […]

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Posted:
May 18
2017

Canada Prompt Payment Act approved by Senate

by DON WALL May 11, 2017 Canada’s Senate has unanimously passed Bill S-224, the Canada Prompt Payment Act, regulating payments on federal construction contracts, but a major hurdle remains as the bill now faces the scrutiny of the House of Commons. Bill S-224 requires that federal government project owners must make progress payments to a contractor on […]

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Posted:
Nov 24
2016

PPO – A Thank You Letter

Dear OEA Members, As your constituent and a member of Prompt Payment Ontario (PPO), I am posting to encourage you to thank the Government for undertaking the Construction Lien Act (CLA) Review and announcing the subsequent introduction of legislation in spring 2017. This legislation will help trade contractors and suppliers like you, to run businesses with more […]

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