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What Construction Can Continue in Ontario after April 17, 2021? An Overview and Discussion

Canada - April 17 2021 On Friday, Ontario's Premier announced that due to the assent of a third-wave of the COVID virus, construction activities in the Province will be…

A New Excess Soils Regulation Comes to Ontario: An Entirely New Regime with an Entirely New Focus

Canada - January 18 2021 The first phase of Ontario's new regulation for On-Site and Excess Soil Management, Regulation 406/19 (passed under Ontario's Environmental Protection…

An Update on the Law of Liquidated Damages, Deposits and other Forfeiture Clauses in Ontario

Canada - October 13 2020 Historically at common law in Canada, a liquidated damages clause will be treated as a penalty, and not enforced for public policy reasons, unless…

Uber, Standard Form Construction Contracts and the Supreme Court of Canada

Canada - July 29 2020 To become an Uber driver, David Heller had to accept, without negotiation, the terms of Uber’s standard form services agreement which required him to…

Legislative Relief from the Economic Impact of COVID-19: Should Contracts and Subcontracts Be Amended by Legislation?

Canada - April 26 2020 Our federal and provincial governments are engaging various strategies to both contain the spread of COVID-19 and manage the economic impacts of the…