May 2019 COCA submission made to The Honourable Wayne Easter, Chair, Standing Committee on Finance, Parliament of Canada regarding Prompt Payment for Construction Work Act.

COCA is a strong advocate for prompt payment and for the recommendations made by Bruce Reynolds and Sharon Vogel in their June 8, 2018, report, Building A Federal Framework for Prompt Payment and Adjudication. Our members want to see the recommendations made by Mr. Reynolds and Ms. Vogel fully and effectively implemented in Federal legislation.

Unfortunately, there is a critical flaw in the proposed Act that will largely defeat the objective of prompt payment.