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Contrats avec les organismes publics : comment déterminer si une autorisation de l’AMP est nécessaire?

Journal Constructo – 22 avril 2021 L’article 21.17 de la Loi sur les contrats des organismes publics (la « Loi ») prévoit qu’une entreprise souhaitant conclure un contrat avec un organisme public doit obtenir une autorisation de l’Autorité des marchés publics (l’« AMP ») pour...

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The search continues: Changes to the publication of construction documents

Ontario’s Construction Act (“CA”) allows for the early release of holdback funds following the publication of a Certificate of Substantial Performance (“CSP”). While the funds must still be held until the lien period has expired, the triggering event moves from...

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Elite Construction Inc. v. Canada – Compliance with contractual notice provisions is a must

In large-scale construction projects, delays to the schedule of completion are almost inevitable. Often, the delays to the project will result from circumstances outside of a contractor’s control, and can impact the contractor’s already tight profit margins. As a result,...

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Updates to Bill 37: Builders’ Lien (Prompt Payment) Amendment Act, 2020

On April 8, 2021, the Government of Alberta introduced Bill 62, Red Tape Reduction Implementation Act. The Bill passed its first reading the same day. If Bill 62 receives royal assent, it will bring further changes to the Builders’ Lien...

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Chandos Construction v Deloitte Restructuring: How to draft construction contracts to avoid the anti-deprivation rule

In Chandos Construction Ltd v Deloitte Restructuring Inc[1] [Chandos], the majority of the Supreme Court of Canada (the “SCC”) reaffirmed the common law anti-deprivation rule in Canada. The anti-deprivation rule voids contractual terms which apply upon a party’s insolvency and...

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New Occupational Health and Safety Act in Alberta: Upcoming changes for Joint Work Site Health and Safety Committees

In Alberta, a new Occupational Health and Safety Act will come into effect on Proclamation.[1] Once it is proclaimed into force, the new act will repeal the current Occupational Health and Safety Act, SA 2017 c O-2.1 (“Current Act”). The...

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Les dommages résultant de la perte de l’ouvrage

Journal Constructo – 18 mars 2021 Le 31 août dernier, la Cour d’appel retenait la responsabilité des professionnels pour toutes les dépenses engagées tant pour la conception que la réalisation d’un talus antibruit construit aux abords d’une autoroute. Celui-ci s’est partiellement...

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Bill 47 and Changes to the Alberta OHS Act

A new Occupational Health and Safety Act has been introduced by Alberta’s Legislature that will come into effect on Proclamation.[1] Once it is proclaimed into force, the new Act will repeal the current Occupational Health and Safety Act, SA 2017...

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Competition Bureau’s updated guidelines for procurement processes

On February 5, 2021 the Competition Bureau of Canada (the “Competition Bureau”) released “Competitive bidding processes in the public sector: Procuring good value for taxpayer money” (“Competitive Bidding Processes”).  Competitive Bidding Processes represents the Competition Bureau’s most recent publication in...

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Health and safety obligations on construction sites during the pandemic

Construction employers in Ontario have a duty under the Occupational Health and Safety Act to protect the health and safety of workers on construction sites. This duty includes the obligation to protect workers from COVID-19 and help prevent outbreaks at...

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