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Editor: Patricia Skringer


OBA CPD Panel Addresses Bill 142

  • December 19, 2017
  • Jay Nathwani

On October 3, 2017, members of the OBA Construction Law Section and other interested attendees were privileged to have the opportunity to be guided through the upcoming amendments to the Construction Lien Act by a distinguished panel at the OBA’s CPD event, “The Authoritative View of the Construction Lien Amendment Act, Bill 142.”

Construction and Infrastructure Law

Security for Costs and Holdback Entitlement

  • May 30, 2017
  • Katherine Thornton

In Yuanda Canada Enterprises Ltd. v. Pier 27 Toronto Inc., Master Wiebe broke new ground and denied Defendants security for costs in part because of the Plaintiff’s holdback entitlement which exceeded the Defendant’s costs for the action.

Construction and Infrastructure Law

Ontario Government to Restructure Tarion

  • April 21, 2017
  • James Clinton and Richard Wong

On March 28, 2017, Minister of Government and Consumer Services Tracy MacCharles announced that the Ontario government intends to proceed with many of the 37 recommendations contained in the 2016 independent review conducted by the Honourable J. Douglas Cunningham, QC.

Construction and Infrastructure Law

Dismissal for Delay: Southwestern Sales Corp. v. Spurr Bros. Ltd.

  • March 27, 2017
  • David I. Bristow, Q.C.

In July of 2016, the Ontario Court of Appeal, in Southwestern Sales Corp. v. Spurr Bros. Ltd., 2016 ONCA 590, delivered judgment in a case of dismissal of six construction lien actions and one trust action for delay.

Construction and Infrastructure Law

Our Section's Annual Tour

  • February 28, 2017
  • David Debenham

As Toronto Lifemagazine does a feature article on how Toronto’s new Super Jail is “the Billion Dollar Hellhole”, I cannot help but reflect on what an incredible value the Construction and Infrastructure’s annual year-end tours are.

Construction and Infrastructure Law

Jade-Kennedy Development Corporation (Re), 2016 ONSC 7125

  • February 28, 2017
  • Justin Zuccon,

Priority disputes can get messy, especially where there are more than one borrower and mortgagee involved; over a dozen lien claimants asserting their priorities; and multiple advances to different parties in different amounts made at different times under different mortgages and credit facilities.

Construction and Infrastructure Law