Construction Lien Amendment Act Has Passed Unanimously
Yesterday Bill 142, An Act to Amend the Construction Lien Act, passed third reading and received Royal Assent. The Act includes Prompt Payment legislation and Adjudication provisions. It is expected that the changes to the Lien Act will be rolled out in 2018, while the prompt payment and adjudication sections will come into effect in 2019. This will be a major change to contract law in the Ontario Construction industry.
Please find attached the press release from PPO. And below is the link to the Ministry of the Attorney General website regarding Bill 142.