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General Contractors Alliance of Canada holds founding meeting

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General Contractors Alliance of Canada holds founding meeting
GENERAL CONTRACTORS ALLIANCE OF CANADA — The Ontario General Contractors Association hosted the founding meeting of the General Contractors Alliance of Canada Feb. 6. The alliance was formed to have a voice in the federal prompt payment consultation process launched recently.

MISSISSAUGA, ONT. — Contractors from across Canada met recently to confirm the formation of the General Contractors Alliance of Canada (GCAC).

The founding meeting was hosted by the Ontario General Contractors Association (OGCA).

The GCAC, a national general contractors organization, has been formed to support and contribute to the federal government’s consultation process for national prompt payment legislation, a statement said.

The alliance includes general contractors from across the country who will work to ensure the review and legislation support the needs of general contractors and the entire industry. Members of the alliance were on hand for the launch of the consultation process Jan. 30 in Gatineau, Que.

The process will be led by Bruce Reynolds and Sharon Vogel, who were instrumental in the creation of Bill 142, the Construction Lien Amendment Act, 2017, which was approved in Ontario in December. Reynolds and Vogel are likely to recommend a process for federal projects that is complementary and will likely be similar to Ontario, states the release.

The review confirms the end of the Senate Prompt Payment Bill 224, the release indicates, adding the OGCA has objected to the bill as being “biased” and “not workable.”

Matt Ainley, a former OGCA chair, is chair of the GCAC and Eric Cote of La Corporation des entrepreneurs generaux du Quebec (CEGQ) is vice chair. They are encouraging general contractors to become involved and work with them to become engaged in the review.

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