Alice M.L. Wong

Partner | Edmonton


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Costs awards: Your entitlement to indemnity for legal expenses

More so than most other forms of litigation, construction litigation often involves multiple parties and multiple issues, all of which typically result in a significant amount of documentary evidence as well as necessitating the input of expert witnesses.  As a...


Owner Discretion in the Tendering Process

Lawsuits are often brought by the unsuccessful bidder on the basis that its tender bid should have been chosen but was not due to unfairness on the part of the party calling for bids (for simplicity, this latter party will...


The Ins and Outs of Statutory Appeals of Arbitration Decisions

Many, if not most, construction contracts contain dispute resolution clauses referring any and all disputes to arbitration.  Parties who use standardized Canadian Construction Documents Committee (“CCDC”) contracts for their projects are undoubtedly familiar, to some degree, with the arbitration process....


Recreational Cannabis in the Workplace – Lessons from Workplace Impairment Cases

Under current legislation, the production, possession and trafficking of marijuana is prohibited under the Controlled Drugs and Substances Act, S.C. 1996, c. 19, subject to certain exemptions such as medical marijuana. Federal Bill C-45 (also known as the Cannabis Act)...


The Importance of the Standard of Review in Judicial Appeals of Arbitration Awards

In 2017, the Supreme Court of Canada issued two separate decisions regarding appeals of arbitration awards: Attorney General of Quebec v. Ronald Guérin, [2017]  2 SCR 3 (“Guérin”) and Teal Cedar v. British Columbia, [2017] 1 SCR 688 (“Teal Cedar”)....


Yukon Court Awards Damages Against the Government for Unfair Bid Evaluation

On November 16, 2017, the Supreme Court of Yukon issued its decision in Mega Reporting Inc. v. Government of Yukon, 2017 YKSC 69 (“Mega Reporting”) awarding damages to an unsuccessful bidder in a government procurement situation on the basis of...