Contractors and subcontractors in Saskatchewan, whether involved in construction, mining, or other infrastructure projects, can rest a little easier when it comes to receiving timely payment on construction projects. On May 2, 2019, Bill 152 The Builders’ Lien (Prompt Payment) Amendment Act passed its third reading in the Saskatchewan Legislative Assembly. By passing Bill 152, Saskatchewan has taken a huge leap forward as one of three jurisdictions in Canada to adopt legislation of this kind.
There is still much work to do before Bill 152 comes into force, such as drafting Regulations and establishing the Adjudication Authority. However, the Saskatchewan Construction Association and Prompt Payment Saskatchewan are already hard at work on getting these completed and it is expected that the Bill will come into force within the next year.
If you are looking for information on the legislation, what it contains and how it will affect you, please check out our recent articles below:
Miller Thomson will continue to follow these important changes impacting construction projects in Saskatchewan in the future as the Bill evolves and regulations are introduced. As always, connect and speak with one of our Saskatchewan Construction Team lawyers about these changes and how they may affect your current or future projects.
If you have any questions about Saskatchewan’s Bill 152, the proposed prompt payment process, or general questions about construction law or related matters, please feel free to contact Troy Baril of our Saskatchewan Construction Team at firstname.lastname@example.org or 306.667.5630.
We will be exploring developments and providing further updates as Bill 152 makes its way through the legislature.