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Québec aims to keep organized crime out of construction

New rules to combat fraud and corruption in Québec’s construction industry took effect in early September. The regulations stem from several recommendations of the Charbonneau Commission, a public inquiry into potential corruption in the management of public construction contracts.

Bill 162, An Act to Amend the Building Act and Other Legislative Provisions Mainly to Give Effect to Certain Charbonneau Commission Recommendations, was adopted by the Québec National Assembly in May, 2018.

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Building the proper invoice

In Ontario, issuance of an invoice is not an official pre-condition to the registration of a Claim for Lien, but this may soon change. Several of the proposed changes to the act include timelines triggered by the delivery of a “proper invoice.”

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