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Getting ready for Ontario's new Construction Act

Canada - April 2 2019 Industry observers in the Province of Ontario are now well aware of the scope of the changes introduced through the amendments to the old Ontario…

Dramatic change ahead for the Ontario construction industry

Canada - September 5 2017 With the summer months behind us, the fall season in the construction industry will include the next steps in passing Bill 142, also known as the Act…

Holdback can be released early? Understanding early holdback release under Ontario's Construction Lien Act

Canada - September 3 2014 With the growing complexity and duration of infrastructure projects, construction lawyers increasingly receive questions about facilitating "early…

Proposed prompt payment legislation in Ontario: the cure for payment problems on construction projects?

Canada - March 23 2014 A draft prompt payment bill for the construction industry in Ontario (Bill 69) has recently passed through two readings and is now being examined…

When is a "pay-when-paid clause" a mere timing provision?

Canada - February 25 2014 A popular question among some construction law clients is whether the so-called pay-when-paid clause is enforceable. As with many construction law…