For more than a dozen years, MCABC, myself and the Council of Construction Trades Associations (COCTA) have presented governments – both Liberal and NDP – with solid arguments as to why Prompt Payment legislation is good for workers, trades, general contractors, suppliers and the provincial economy in general. Yet no sitting government has embraced, championed […]
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They’ve been the buzz since mid-July: Community Benefits Agreements. The current BC provincial government spent its first year in office addressing key public issues, some of which were required in their Confidence and Supply Agreement with the BC Green Party. Other issues, like housing affordability and superheated real estate markets, arose from campaign promises and […]
MCABC Executive Vice President Dana Taylor has some things to say about Prompt Payment in the July 18 edition of The Province: https://theprovince.com/opinion/op-ed/dana-taylor-b-c-needs-prompt-payment-legislation-for-contractors
Over the past several issues of the Informer and other places I have been giving you news of progress in advancing Prompt Payment legislation here in British Columbia. With passage of Ontario’s Construction and Lien Act, the federal government’s review to bring legislation forward in Canadian parliament, recent news of progress in Manitoba, and soon-to-be […]
The following slideshow was presented at our 2018 Conference on May 4 and is reprinted here with permission from its author. Please click on the image below to view the presentation.
Tax reform focuses on three issues identified in Budget 2017: Sprinkling income using private corporations, which can reduce income taxes by causing income that would otherwise be realized by a high-income individual facing a higher personal income tax rate to instead be realized (e.g., via dividends or capital gains) by family members who are subject […]
A changing industry In the three working days following Boxing Day, I noticed more construction than in previous years. I wondered if it was simply that three days in a row presented a window of opportunity to complete segments of work, or if it was a sign of renewed ambition in an industry that was […]
Government met with pessimism in construction industry The BC media and sponsored fact-givers have been especially busy lately as our new provincial government slips into the offices of authority and begin to do its job. MLAs would have been there sooner had the slow-to-depart Liberals moved faster from denial to acceptance of the election results. […]
The best associations offer three pillars of benefits to their members: Education, Information and Advocacy. MCABC has, since its inception, been a leader in all three areas. Of the three pillars, advocacy is the least tangible benefit of MCABC so it’s often forgotten, but is arguably the most important. MCABC’s education program grew out of […]
Prompt Payment Legislation is still very much a subject of serious discussion in Ontario. The Mechanical Contractors Association, in conjunction with other industry associations is hoping to get that same discussion started within our provincial government here in British Columbia.