If you think of Canada, what do you think about? Maple syrup, ice hockey, skiing, Whistler, Bryan Adams, Celine Dion, Justin Beiber?
It probably depends on your age as much as anything. However, what you are unlikely to think about is the Latham Report from 1994. It is unsurprising really, since the two are unrelated.
I mention this because I had a chat with a chap from Ontario the other week. You may think there is nothing unusual in that, after all, London is a multi-cultural city and construction is an industry that attracts professionals from all around the world. However, there was more to it than that. This chap was part of a working party that is carrying out a review of Ontario’s Construction Lien Act. As part of that review, Ontario is considering introducing a prompt payment system and implementing adjudication. Continue reading