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Ministry of Forests, Lands and Natural Resource Operations

Forestry Service Providers Protection Act (Bill 21)

The Forestry Service Providers Protection Act was enacted to meet the government’s commitment to strengthen payment protection for logging contractors.

The Act includes 2 distinct components:  a contractor’s lien on forest products and charge on accounts; and a Compensation Fund.

  • The Compensation Fund will assist contractors who suffer losses when a licensee they have provided services to becomes insolvent.

  • Contractors will be able to use the Personal Properties Registry to register a Lien or charge on accounts.  A small fee is charged for registering a Lien (similar to other uses of the Registry).

Legislation

Lien

Compensation Fund

Fund Administrator

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