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Manitoba Heavy Construction Association advocates for prompt payment legislation

May 23, 2023  By Rock to Road Staff

May 8, 2023, WINNIPEG – The Manitoba Heavy Construction Association (MHCA) voiced support for the passing of Bill 38, The Builders’ Liens Amendment Act, during a meeting with a legislative committee on May 8. The bill was introduced by the province in April and is supported by the opposition NDP.

The proposed legislation will ensure that all parties to construction contracts receive payment in a timely fashion, and will bring the province in line with other jurisdictions across the country when it comes to these issues, the MHCA told the committee.

During the meeting, Chris Lorenc, president and CEO of the MHCA, also advocated for a provision to the bill that would call for a full review of the act within two years of proclamation to ensure that that it is being realized sufficiently and as intended in practice.

“We ask you to recognize the importance of Bill 38, support its passage and allow its benefits to accrue not just to providers of services but the tens of thousands of Manitobans employed in the broad scope of the construction and its supply side industries,” Lorenc told members of the committee.


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