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
Authors: John Dipple, Jeremie Roussel
The Builders’ Lien (Prompt Payment) Amendment Act, 2018 (Saskatchewan) (the “Act”) received Royal Assent on May 15, 2019. While the “in force” date has not yet been announced,… Read More
Authors: John Martens, Daryl Chicoine, Ashley Kaufmann
The Builders’ Liens Act (the “Act”) has not had any substantive changes in almost 40 years. Over that time, Manitoba’s construction industry has expanded and undergone significant… 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
Authors: Khurrum Awan, Nathanial Day
The Supreme Court of Canada’s recent decision in Teal Cedar Products Ltd v British Columbia confirms that commercial arbitration awards can only be appealed in narrow… Read More