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Owners' Obligations Under Labour and Material Payment Bonds

Canada - February 16 2018 In Valard Construction v Bird Construction, released yesterday (February 15, 2018), the Supreme Court has revealed a long-held misunderstanding in the…

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…

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…

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…

Personal Liability for Abandoned Liens - Caution for Claimants

Canada - May 30 2017 A December, 2016 decision from Justice MacLeod called Petrelli Construction v Phillips, [2016] O.J. No. 6798 reminds us that a decision to initiate…