The Canadian Institute of Plumbing & Heating (CIPH) and the Mechanical Contractors Association of Canada (MCA Canada) jointly held another highly successful Parliamentary Day of Awareness on May 9-10 in Ottawa, Canada. Key executives of both associations met with numerous senior officials and Parliamentarians to enhance the profile of the industry in government circles and discuss two key items of mutual concern. By engaging with so many influential officials and elected representatives, CIPH and MCA Canada were able to drive home their positions on prompt payment provisions and Uniform and Harmonized Model Codes and Regulations, as well as further reinforce the status of both associations as the go-to voice for regulators, government officials and other key influencers who deal with issues affecting our industry.
Bill S-224, the Canada Prompt Payment Act, reached second reading in the Senate on April 19. “This initiative is a powerful demonstration of the strength of CIPH in representing the ‘Voice of the Industry’ in front of those making important regulatory decisions that impact all of us. This year’s event resulted in new contacts, fresh, innovative ideas and tangible progress on several priority issues for CIPH and MCA Canada. An outstanding ‘Day on the Hill’ event,” said CIPH Chairman, Siân Smith (Noble Corporation).