On October 21, 2020, Bill 37: The Builders’ Lien (Prompt Payment) Amendment Act, 2020, (the “Prompt Payment Act”) was introduced and passed the first reading.
If passed, significant changes will be… Read More
The Saskatchewan Court of Appeal recently released a decision dealing with statutorily imposed deadlines for commencing lawsuits in Saskatchewan. This decision will directly impact when a party must commence a… Read More
Construction owners and contractors face a multitude of challenges as they navigate through largely uncharted territory with their projects experiencing highly unique and mounting risks from the effects of COVID-19.
Currently,… Read More
Authors: Saravan Veylan, Tessa Rowland
When something intrudes into the airspace above a parcel of land, it is generally considered trespass if it interferes with the ordinary use and enjoyment of… Read More
Letters of credit are occasionally used in construction contracts to secure the performance of a contractor’s obligations to the owner.
They are instruments created at the request of a customer (i.e.… Read More
On February 15, 2018 the Supreme Court of Canada released its decision in Valard Construction v. Bird Construction. The Court found that in certain circumstances, a trustee has an obligation to… Read More
Ontario has recently conducted an extensive review of its Construction Lien Act, which generated a number of recommendations for updating and modernizing the statute. The Ontario efforts left many in… Read More
What rights do subcontractors, bonding companies and owners have to project funds when a general contractor is insolvent?
A recent 2017 decision from the Manitoba Court of Queen’s Bench (Manitoba Housing… Read More