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Robinson Sheppard Shapiro
The Civil Code of Québec provides special protection to businesses and workers in the construction industry.
Bennett Jones LLP
In an attempt to reduce delayed payment periods in Alberta, on August 29, 2022, the Prompt Payment and Construction Lien Act (the PPCLA) came into force replacing the Builder's Lien Act (the BLA). Although most of ...
Miller Thomson LLP
With the loosening of COVID-19 restrictions and the doors of immigration re-opening in Canada, there should be no shortage of cranes in the ground over the next few years.
Pallett Valo LLP
The main issue was the scope of relief a court may grant under section 20 of the Commercial Tenancies Act...
Field LLP
Surety bonds are commonplace on construction projects across Canada.
Cassels
In February, Cassels reported on the City of Toronto's adoption of Official Plan Amendment No. 524 (OPA 524), which designated sixteen Protected Major Transit Station Areas...
Parlee McLaws
Royal Host GP Inc. v 1842259, 2018 ONCA 467 is an Ontario Court of Appeal decision regarding the commercial landlord's right to subrogate.
Alexander Holburn Beaudin + Lang LLP
Justice Perell, in the case of Lewis v. 3414493 Canada Inc., 2022 ONSC 2769, considered the effect of a liability exculpatory clause in a residential tenancy agreement in a slip and fall action.
Aird & Berlis LLP
On September 8, 2022, the Ontario government passed the Bill 3, Strong Mayors, Building Homes Act, 2022 that provides the mayors of Toronto and Ottawa with new extraordinary executive powers...
Clark Wilson LLP
In order to advance a claim in the tort of negligence, a plaintiff must first establish that the defendant owes him or her a duty of care, meaning that the defendant has a legal obligation...
Lawson Lundell LLP
If you are a land owner in British Columbia, you may have recently received a letter from the province's Land Owner Transparency Registry ("LOTR") indicating the need to file a transparency report by November 30, 2022.
Bennett Jones LLP
The demand for sustainable, lower-carbon solutions in the construction industry is creating new opportunities for the use of mass timber in Canada. Building code regulations...
Bennett Jones LLP
It is becoming more common for condominium owners to consider terminating a condominium in order to recover capital and (potentially) make a profit. In this post, we address...
CLC (Canadian Litigation Counsel)
A condominium building's balconies were discovered to have been deficiently designed and constructed after water infiltration and wood rot occurred to the building.
Borden Ladner Gervais LLP
The Ontario Court of Appeal released its decision in The Corporation of the Township of the Lake of Bays v Breen, 2022 ONCA 626. This is a significant decision for claims...
Lawson Lundell LLP
Significant changes to Alberta's Builders' Lien Act came into effect this week. The major changes, introduced by Bill 37 Builders' Lien (Prompt Payment) Amendment Act, 2020, include:
Field LLP
In construction law, it is common for anyone actively participating in construction projects to have duties imposed upon them to ensure the work is completed safely and is free from dangerous defects.
Clark Wilson LLP
Can a surety / bond issuer (in this case Zurich Insurance Company) rescind a performance bond and labour and material payment bond based on fraudulent misrepresentation and collusion of the contractor...
McMillan LLP
The Prompt Payment and Construction Lien Act (the "PPCLA") came into force on August 29, 2022.[1], along with the accompanying regulations to the PPCLA...
Torys LLP
A right of first refusal, or ROFR, is a common clause in contracts. It's also remarkably powerful: by giving one party exclusive access to a transaction before anybody else...
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