Manitoba recently introduced Bill 38, The Builders’ Lien Amendment Act (Prompt Payment). If passed, Bill 38 would bring Manitoba in line with Ontario, Alberta and Saskatchewan, which have enacted similar … Read More
There are now three years of statistics available on Ontario’s construction adjudication system. These statistics indicate potential implications for the future of construction adjudication through Ontario and Western Canada, where … Read More
Authors: Jodi Wildeman, K.C., Bennet Misskey
Tort law imposes duties on contractors to construct buildings safely and free from dangerous defects. But do those duties extend to a developer that did not play a hands-on … Read More
Authors: Andrew Konopelny, John Dipple, Nicole Graham
The Ontario Dispute Adjudication for Construction Contracts (“ODACC”) recently released its 2021 Report. The ODACC annual report offers insight and guidance into what the construction industry in … Read More
Standard form contracts published by trusted bodies such as the CCDC and the CCA 1 provide well-known and understood starting points for the contractual relationships involved in completing a project. … Read More
The Saskatchewan Court of Appeal recently released its decision in Regina Bypass Design Builders v Supreme Steel LP, 2021 SKCA 82 (“Regina Bypass”). The decision provides clarification on the interpretation … Read More
This blog was prepared with the assistance of summer law student Ian Schatz.
A recent Saskatchewan Court of Appeal judgment significantly clarifies owner liability for claims of lien registered after the … Read More
Authors: John Agioritis, Teague Pushor
On June 10, 2021, an Ontario labour arbitrator dismissed a challenge to an on-site COVID-19 rapid testing policy implemented by EllisDon Construction Ltd. (EllisDon).
Local 183 of the Labourer’s … Read More
In any construction project, no matter how large or small, there is always a significant chance that disputes will arise, whether they be regarding delays, deficiencies or costs. When entering … Read More