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Ontario Passes Amendments To The Labour Relations Act, 1995 And Employment Standards Act, 2000
The Government of Ontario has passed another piece of legislation that substantially amends the province's employment and labour relations legislation.
Canada
12 Jul 2019
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Performance Bonds: What Project Finance Lenders Should Know
As part of the performance security package for construction projects, project finance lenders (as well as project owners, landlords and government authorities)
Canada
12 Jul 2019
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Province Announces Major Changes To The Rules Governing Land Development
The Ontario Government announced on Thursday, May 2, 2019 that there will again be significant changes to the Planning Act and other development-related legislation through its "More Homes,
Canada
11 Jul 2019
4
Performance Bonds: The New Form 32 Under Section 85.1 Of The Ontario Construction Act
Following up on our previous bulletin, Performance Bonds: What Project Finance Lenders Should Know, in this bulletin, we compare the widely used Canadian Construction Documents Committee's Performance Bond Form 221-2002 ...
Canada
10 Jul 2019
5
Bill 57 - Clarity On When The New Or Old Construction Act Applies
On July 1, 2018, the first portions of the new Construction Act came into effect. Section 87.3 of the CA contains transition provisions that state when the new or old version of the CA applies.
Canada
1 Feb 2019
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Ontario Proceeding With Further Substantial Amendments To Workplace Legislation
On the heels of Bill 47, the Making Ontario Open for Business Act, through which the Ontario government undid many of the changes to the Employment Standards Act, 2000 and Labour Relations Act, 1995 ...
Canada
17 Dec 2018
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How Far Is Too Far? Court Strikes Down The City Of Richmond's Attempt To Curtail The Cannabis Industry
The ACMPR sets out the licensing regime for medical marijuana production.
Canada
13 Sep 2018
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Is Your Site Ready for Recreational Cannabis?
The legalization of recreational cannabis this October raises significant safety concerns for contractors. Legalization will bring easier access to cannabis and end the social stigma of using an illegal drug.
Canada
5 Sep 2018
9
Minimizing Risks Arising From The New Construction Lien Amendments
On July 1, 2018, the first set of amendments to the Construction Lien Act (the "CLA") will come into effect.
Canada
20 Jun 2018
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New Regulations Add Detail To The Construction Lien Amendment Act
Although the CLAA made significant changes, it left some important details to be established in regulations.
Canada
2 May 2018
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Think Twice Before Obtaining A Labour And Material Payment Bond – New Liability For An Old Security
The old practice of just filing away a procured labour and material payment bond without taking proactive steps to notify potential claimants ...
Canada
27 Mar 2018
12
BC Excavator's Court Case Takes A Dig At Municipal Procurement Policies Undermined By The CFTA & CETA
Is the use of reprisal clauses (also called litigation exclusion provisions) in municipal procurement policies and tender documents about to hit rock bottom?
Canada
27 Mar 2018
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Change Is Coming To Ontario's Construction Lien Act – What Do You Need To Know For 2018?
As detailed in past McMillan Bulletins from December 2017 and February 2018, on December 12, 2017, Bill 142, the Construction Lien Amendment Act, 2017, received Royal Assent and became law in Ontario.
Canada
5 Mar 2018
14
Out With The Old And In With The New: Transitioning From Ontario's Old Construction Lien Act To The New Construction Act
This article is an update to our December 2017 article, where some of the most significant substantive changes to the Construction Lien Act (the "CLA") are considered.
Canada
15 Feb 2018
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How Will Bill 139 Affect The Planning Process For Applicants: A Few Key Questions
On May 30, 2017 the Minister of Municipal Affairs, Bill Mauro and the Attorney General, Yasir Naqvi, introduced Bill 139, the Building Better Communities and Conserving Watersheds Act ...
Canada
6 Feb 2018
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The Kick That Got The Ball Rolling: Copyright In Architectural Works Is Gaining Traction In Canada
Having concluded copyright had been infringed, the court turned to the attribution of liability amongst the defendants.
Canada
31 Jan 2018
17
What You Don't Know About Copyright In Buildings Could Cost You, So Here's What You Need To Know
The Lainco case, which awarded nearly $750,000 for the infringement of copyright in an architectural work, is a warning to those involved in architectural design, engineering, and the construction fields ...
Canada
31 Jan 2018
18
Ontario Files Regulations To Clarify The Implementation Of Bill 148: Impacts For The Auto Sector, Construction Industry And Others
After Ontario's Bill 148 received Royal Assent in November 2017, one of the province's necessary next steps was to make regulatory changes to both enable and clarify several of the Bill's amendments...
Canada
21 Dec 2017
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Winter is coming – and so is Ontario's new Construction Act
On December 5, 2017, Bill 142 passed its legislative third reading, meaning Ontario's new Construction Act will become law with the Lieutenant Governor's signature. This act of signing, constituting Royal Assent, is expected early in the New Year.
Canada
19 Dec 2017
20
The Passing Of Bill 139
Earlier this year we sent you a bulletin highlighting the changes occurring with regard to the land use planning appeal matters under the Planning Act under Bill 139 - the proposed Building Better Communities...
Canada
19 Dec 2017
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