A Northeast office furniture company is being told it’s running up a $1.4-million bill to install and maintain its office equipment.
In November, the company was told by the province that it needed to get a permit for an office equipment installation because it didn’t have one.
In January, a federal judge ruled the company’s approval of an application for an equipment rental application to a government building in Surrey, B.C., was a denial of due process.
The company was later ordered to pay $9,000 in costs to settle the dispute.
In March, the provincial government said it will spend $9.5 million to fix the equipment at the company, including installing two new flooring units.
A federal court judge in November rejected the company from reopening the dispute over the permit.
In February, the Supreme Court of Canada ruled that the permit process in B.E.F.B. was not “open, fair and transparent” and ordered the company to pay the $9-million in costs.
The company said in a statement on Thursday that it is “still working through the matter and is evaluating our options and options for further recourse.”