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This is considered to be a pre-paid contract because you have to pay at least part of the money owing before the job is done.
That means that the contractor is required to be licenced and that he has to have paid a security payment to the government.
And it means you may be able to access that to get the money he will be owing you or the other contractors.
I suggest you call the Consumer Protection Branch now.
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