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NTCCC goes national with Prompt Payment talks


December 20, 2011
By Anthony Capkun

December 20, 2011 – During the weeks of October 17 and 24, representatives of the National Trade Contractors Coalition of Canada (NTCCC) met with trade contractor reps in Saskatchewan, Alberta, Manitoba and British Columbia. In addition (and on the occasion of the recent chair’s tour in Atlantic Canada), MCA Canada chair Brad Diggens and president Richard McKeagan discussed prompt payment legislation with mechanical contractor members in Newfoundland & Labrador, Nova Scotia and New Brunswick.

“I was thrilled to see and hear the enthusiasm expressed by the various provincial trade contractor communities on the prospect of introduction of prompt payment legislation in their respective provinces,” said Bob Hoare, NTCCC chair, of the recent meetings across the country. “This overdue initiative is really taking off!”

The purpose of these meetings was to inform provincial trade contractor associations and members of the current status of proposed prompt payment legislation for the Province of Ontario, and to answer any questions and/or offer support to those provinces who wish to pursue prompt payment legislation in their particular provincial jurisdiction.

“Prompt payment legislation Ontario has the support of all three provincial parties, the Council of Ontario Construction Associations (COCA), the Ontario General Contractors Association (OGCA) and the National Trade Contractors Coalition of Canada (NTCCC),” says NTCCC.

NTCCC was established in 2004 to provide an organized forum for Canada’s national trade organizations to share information and resources, and to collaborate on issues of common interest. Membership currently comprises: Canadian Roofing Contractors Association; Canadian Automatic Sprinkler Association; Canadian Masonry Contractors Association; Canadian Electrical Contractors Association; Mechanical Contractors Association of Canada; Interior Systems Contractors Association; Thermal Insulation Association of Canada; Heating Refrigeration and Air-Conditioning Institute of Canada-Contractors Division; Sheet-Metal Contractors Association; and the Canadian Institute of Steel Construction.

For more information, contact NTCCC’s Richard McKeagan at rick@mcac.ca