I have been a Quality Assurance professional for over 23 years in various industries from environmental, high speed fabrication, engineering, Oil &Gas owners, infrastructure and petrochemical and there have been many constants throughout my career despite the workplaces I have been......at least until now. A few months ago I recently started engaging with our new facilities being built in Ontario and have come across a very different interpreation of what constitutes a non-conformance. Several contractors and even some of my non-QA colleauges in Ontario beleive if a fabrication or construction NCR occurs AND that if it can be corrected before being turned over to their client that an NCR condition does not exist and therefore requires no NCR record. I am not referring to work in progress where for example a welder realizes he has a bad weld and is able to correct the issue in advance of a formal NDT/NDE QC process. This subject is about true proven, backed up with evidence NCR conditions. So my question: Have others run into this contractor beleif and what have you done to address this "NCR difference of opinion"?