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
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 International Union… 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
The CCDC 2 Stipulated Price Contract is one of the most common construction contracts used throughout Canada. It provides a well-known, widely-recognized framework for owners, contractors, financers and consultants, containing… Read More
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
Following the unfortunate onset of the COVID-19 pandemic in Canada, the phrase force majeure has been raised by many as a contractual cure-all. However, the interpretation, scope of application, and… 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
Long-awaited changes to limitations legislation in Manitoba could be coming, and those changes will change the way claims related to building defects will be litigated.
A recent application under The Limitation… Read More