Updates on BCCA Industry Priorities / Advocacy Work

We share the Government’s commitment to building housing and infrastructure, but question how realistic this government’s policy strategy really is given workforce shortages and the vulnerable position in which the Government puts BC’s small and medium-sized contractors by failing to enact Prompt Payment Legislation. The 2024 Budget falls short on policies required to meet the needs of the construction industry and get provincial prosperity growing again.



Government of Canada Announces the Enactment of Federal Prompt Payment Legislation


On December 12, 2023, the Ministry of Public Services and Procurement announced that federal prompt payment legislation came into force on December 9, 2023, stating it was enacted “to address long-standing construction industry concerns, including the timeliness of payments, protecting vital construction jobs and making it easier to do business with the Government of Canada”.

All existing construction contracts will have 1 year, as of December 9, 2023, to comply with the Federal Prompt Payment for Construction Work Act.

Read the official News Release here.

A comprehensive, comparative view of Prompt Payment Legislation across Canadian jurisdictions presented to British Columbia’s Ministry of the Attorney General, Minister of Finance, and the Premier…

Continued Push for Prompt Payment Legislation, Lien Reform, and Adjudication for BC’s Construction Industry

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