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Masters Cannot Use "Enhanced Powers" To Decide Motions For Summary Judgment
In R & V Construction v. Baradaran1 (the "Baradaran Decision"), the Ontario Superior Court of Justice ruled that masters cannot weigh evidence, assess credibility, or draw reasonable inferences when determining motions for summary judgment.
Canada
8 Aug 2019
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One Step Closer To Prompt Payment And Adjudication Under The Construction Act
On July 18, 2019, the Attorney General for Ontario announced the designation of ADR Chambers Inc. to act as the Authorized Nominating Authority (the "ANA") under the Construction Act (the "Act").
Canada
30 Jul 2019
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General Contractors May Have A Duty To Disclose Existence Of L&M Bonds
Notwithstanding what appears to be a robust construction industry, payment issues still persist on construction projects across Canada.
Canada
20 Jun 2019
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The 2019 Housing Supply Action Plan: Much More Than A Return To The Former OMB Process
On May 2, 2019, the provincial government released its much-anticipated "Housing Supply Action Plan", which aims to address housing affordability through new provincial policies and legislative changes
Canada
11 Jun 2019
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Adjudication Under The Construction Act: Tight Timelines And Document Management
The Construction Lien Amendment Act was passed in December 2017 and substantively changed the Construction Lien Act, now the Construction Act (the "Act ").
Canada
28 May 2019
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Court Of Appeal Validates Statutory Trust Created By Construction Act Despite Bankruptcy
On January 14, 2019, the Ontario Court of Appeal released its decision in The Guarantee Company of Canada v Royal Bank of Canada. The decision turned on the question of whether the statutory
Canada
9 May 2019
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Ontario Proposes Amendments To The Growth Plan
On January 15, 2019, the provincial government proposed amendments to the Growth Plan for the Greater Golden Horseshoe, 2017 (the "Growth Plan") that would
Canada
6 Feb 2019
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Ontario Proposes Legislation To Expedite Planning Approvals For New Major Employment Uses
On December 6, 2018, the Government of Ontario tabled legislation that would, if passed, give municipalities the power to enact by-laws to facilitate new major employment uses without the need to comply...
Canada
26 Dec 2018
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Bill 57 And Amendments To The Construction Act
The first set of changes regarding the modernization provisions came into effect on July 1, 2018
Canada
25 Dec 2018
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Construction Act - Here We Go!
The Construction Lien Amendment Act, passed in December 2017, amends the Construction Lien Act (the "Existing Act") and repeals and replaces the name of the Existing Act with the Construction Act (the "New Act").
Canada
4 Jul 2018
11
Construction Act: Here We Go!
The Construction Lien Amendment Act, passed in December 2017, amends the Construction Lien Act (the "Existing Act") and repeals and replaces the name of the Existing Act ...
Canada
27 Jun 2018
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Ontario Enacts Overhauled Inclusionary Zoning Regulations
On April 11, 2018, the province enacted its final form of inclusionary zoning regulation (the "Regulation"), outlining how municipalities may implement these new powers.
Canada
3 May 2018
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Ontario's Summary Of Proposed Inclusionary Zoning Regulations
On December 18, 2017, a year after the Ontario legislature enacted legislation expanding the powers of municipalities to require the provision of affordable housing in new residential developments, ...
Canada
13 Feb 2018
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Ontario About To Enact Legislation To Bring Major Changes To The Province's Land Use Planning And Appeal System
The Ontario legislature is expected to enact legislation next week that effects major changes to how land use planning decisions are made in the province.
Canada
17 Dec 2017
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Significant Proposed Changes To Ontario's Construction Lien Act
The Ontario government recently released legislation that, when passed, will mean major changes to the Construction Lien Act and the construction industry in Ontario.
Canada
10 Jul 2017
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Ontario Government Proposes Major Changes To The Province's Land Use Planning System
On May 30, 2017, the Government of Ontario introduced legislation that would, if enacted, effect major changes to how land use planning decisions are made in the province.
Canada
21 Jun 2017
17
Ontario Enacts Inclusionary Zoning Legislation To Promote Affordable Housing
On December 6, 2016, the Ontario legislature enacted new legislation that expands Ontario municipalities' powers to require the provision of affordable housing in new residential developments.
Canada
4 Jan 2017
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Communities Of The Future: What The Climate Change Action Plan Will Mean For Developers And Home Builders
Ontario's new Climate Change Action Plan, released on June 8, 2016 (the "Plan"), includes matters of interest to the development and home builder industries.
Canada
17 Jun 2016
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Crombie Advisory Panel Report: Recommendations Include Growing The Greenbelt And Tighter Controls On Settlement Area Expansion
The Panel's recommendations, though sweeping in scope, are relatively short on details.
Canada
16 Feb 2016
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Ministry Of The Attorney General's Review Of Construction Lien Act Remains Ongoing
The last major revision to construction lien legislation was through the implementation of the existing Construction Lien Act in 1983.
Canada
21 Dec 2015
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