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Ontario's New Prompt Payment Legislation - How It Will Work

Canada - June 12 2017 As eagerly anticipated, the proposed changes to Ontario’s Construction Lien Act were tabled in the Legislature on May 31. There will be many…

Adjudication Under the New Construction Act

Canada - June 15 2017 The last article outlined the proposed Prompt Payment provisions that will be added to Ontario’s Construction Lien Act, which should come into force…

Blaneys Ontario Court of Appeal Summaries

Canada - February 24 2017 Perhaps the most interesting decision of the week was the decision Wood v. FReD Deeley Imports Ltd. In this case, the Court of Appeal addressed the…

Owners and developers beware: unanticipated liability for breach of contract highlighted in the Landmark II decision

Canada - October 10 2012 Owners sometimes refuse to make payment, and as a result, unpaid contractors sometimes walk off the job.

Timeliness of the Lien - Rethinking the "Date of Last Supply"

Canada - October 2 2017 Generally speaking, subcontractors’ liens expire 45 days from the date of last supply. This is the key deadline all subcontractors are looking at…