As the Government of New Brunswick begins to put together plans for the province’s economic recovery, the CANB has launched a campaign to remind elected officials that the construction industry is ready to help but needs the government’s confidence.

Over the past several years, multiple provinces and the federal government have taken steps to adopt prompt payment legislation. This legislation would ensure that all levels of contractors are paid on time by public and private owners building new infrastructure. The current system leaves general contractors, sub-contractors and suppliers without payment for months after the completion of infrastructure projects. This causes delays in beginning new projects or companies to shut down due to the lack of payment.

As we begin to look at rebuilding our economy, we must fix this system and the government must pass and adopt Prompt Payment Legislation. To encourage elected officials to support the construction industry, the CANB has launched Better Infrastructure NB to activate members and the public. The campaign houses a tool that allows individuals to easily send an email to their local Member of the Legislative Assembly through the click of a button.

The construction sector in New Brunswick, which employs thousands across the province, is ready to partner with the government on rebuilding our economy. With prompt payment legislation, we can ensure that companies are paid on time and are ready to undertake the next project to build better infrastructure in New Brunswick.

Please visit Better Infrastructure NB to participate!

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