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Getting Ready To Take Off: New Rules To Consider When Using Drones On Construction Sites
Drones have the potential to be valuable, cost-effective tools on a construction site.
Canada
19 Jun 2019
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Bill 108 Development Charge Changes
Bill 108 proposes to address concerns in connection with the cost, supply and mix of residential housing and the effects of development charges on land development activity, translating into a number of proposed changes to the Development Charges Act.
Canada
14 Jun 2019
3
Federal Government Introduces Prompt Payment Legislation For Construction Projects On Federal Land
The new law will mandate prompt payment and adjudication for construction projects on federal real property.
Canada
6 Jun 2019
4
Endangered Species Act Amendments Shed More Light On Conservation Charges
Bill 108 amendments to the Endangered Species Act follow the proposal first made public on April 18, 2019, but provide much needed detail.
Canada
31 May 2019
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Bill 108 Amends The Ontario Heritage Act — Schedule 11
Bill 108 would grant property owners and the public significant new rights to appeal municipal heritage decisions and would force municipal councils to meet strict deadlines when considering
Canada
30 May 2019
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Does Bill 108 Mean A Return To The Old OMB Process?
On May 2, 2019, the Government of Ontario introduced Bill 108, the More Homes, More Choice Act, 2019. Bill 108 proposes changes that the government believes will help bring new housin
Canada
29 May 2019
7
Bill 108: Proposed Changes To The Growth Plan
On May 2, 2019, the Government of Ontario released "A Place to Grow: Growth Plan for the Greater Golden Horseshoe" (New Growth Plan). This document replaces the 2017 version of the Growth Plan,
Canada
29 May 2019
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Timing Is Everything: When To Make A Claim During An Ongoing Construction Project
A party who has suffered a loss only has a certain amount of time within which to initiate a claim by way of litigation or arbitration.
Canada
23 May 2019
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Bill 108, Ontario's More Homes, More Choice Act, 2019
On May 2, 2019, the Ontario government announced the release of "More Homes, More Choice: Ontario's Housing Supply Action Plan" and Bill 108
Canada
20 May 2019
10
Fundamental Changes To Ontario's Planning Regime Proposed By Bill 108
On May 2, 2019, the Government of Ontario introduced Bill 108, the More Homes, More Choice Act, 2019. Bill 108 is part of the government's housing supply action plan, which aims to address housing challenges...
Canada
15 May 2019
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Lien Fund Or Lean Fund: Setting-Off Against Part B Under The Alberta Builders' Lien Act
Those below the general contractor in the construction pyramid should be aware that an owner's express right to set-off in the prime contract might diminish protections ...
Canada
11 Mar 2019
12
It's Not You, It's Me: Termination For Convenience Clauses
​Breaking up a contractual relationship can be hard to do. Unless your contract includes express terms that provide otherwise, the only way to terminate is by agreement.
Canada
13 Feb 2019
13
Bill C-86 Omnibus Budget Implementation Act Makes Substantial Changes To The Patent Act
On October 29, 2018, the federal government introduced the 884-page omnibus Budget Implementation Act, 2018, No. 2, as Bill C-86
Canada
19 Dec 2018
14
Bill 66 — Restoring Ontario's Competitiveness Act, 2018: What's In Store For Land Use Planning?
On December 6, 2018, the Ontario government introduced Bill 66, referred to as the Restoring Ontario's Competitiveness Act, 2018, in the Ontario legislature.
Canada
17 Dec 2018
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When Can A Lien Be Secured For Less Than Face Value?
This decision confirms that a judge should exercise caution in favour of the lien claimant in determining the appropriate amount of security.
Canada
14 May 2018
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Bill 162 Charbonneau Commission Recommendations
The Province of Québec has long had a licensing regime to qualify its construction contractors.
Canada
26 Apr 2018
17
A Fatal Workplace Accident: A Company President Convicted Of Manslaughter
On March 1, 2018, Judge Pierre Dupras of the Court of Québec, Criminal and Penal Division, found a company president guilty of manslaughter1 following the death of a worker.
Canada
8 Mar 2018
18
Bill 139 Update: Major Changes To The Planning Act Come Into Force On April 3, 2018
The Ontario government has recently announced that Bill 139, the Building Better Communities and Conserving Watersheds Act, 2017, will be proclaimed into force on April 3, 2018.
Canada
5 Mar 2018
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OMB Decision Sets Precedent For Managing Costs And Interest Against Unreasonable Claimants
The recent decision of the Ontario Municipal Board (the "Board") in Shergar Developments v. Windsor (City) ("Shergar") provides new support for expropriating authorities looking to control costs...
Canada
8 Feb 2018
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Important Change In Ontario Law Regarding Construction Liens
Several non-substantive amendments in Bill 142 came into force as of December 12, 2017 – mainly affecting wording and definitional changes at this time.
Canada
22 Dec 2017
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