COCA joins Prompt Payment Ontario
November 5, 2014 by STAFF REPORT
The Council of Ontario Construction Associations’ (COCA) board of directors has voted in favour of joining the newly formed Prompt Payment Ontario organization.
Prompt Payment Ontario was created to advocate for prompt payment legislation in the province of Ontario. Its organizational structure allows for a diverse group of members to participate, including trade associations, labour unions and the residential construction sector.
Prompt payment legislation, which would ensure that contractors are paid in a timely fashion for work that has been satisfactorily completed, has been adopted in many other jurisdictions, including the U.S, the U.K., Australia, Ireland and New Zealand. If industry efforts are successful, Ontario will be the first Canadian jurisdiction to adopt prompt payment.
“Prompt payment has been a priority at COCA since 2010 when we agreed to join the efforts of the National Trade Contractors Coalition of Canada to get results for Ontario contractors,” said Don Gosen, COCA’s chairman. “Over the last four years prompt payment has been front and centre at COCA, and we’re proud of everything we’ve done to help move the yardstick down the field.”