The LCO today releases its Final Report in its Review of the Forestry Workers Lien for Wages Act project and recommends repeal of the Act.

The Forestry Workers Lien for Wages Act was enacted in 1891 as a form of wage protection for loggers cutting timber in the northern Ontario bush. It provides loggers with a lien over the logs or timber they work on for the amount owing to them for their work. The Act remains essentially in original form while the logging industry and commercial environment have changed dramatically.