Breaking Ground: MT Construction Law Ontario Edition

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March 5, 2020

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Recap: lien modernization provisions under the Construction Act – practical tips

Elyse Calvi, Richard MacGregor

It has been almost two years since the first wave of changes to Ontario’s Construction Lien Act (now called the Construction Act) (the “Act”) came into force and modernized the province’s lien and holdback rules. As the dust settles and...

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Updates to trust provisions of Construction Act

Elyse Calvi, Richard MacGregor

Part II of the Construction Act (“Act”) sets out statutory rights, in addition to lien rights, with respect to the financing and use of project funds in the construction pyramid.  Specifically, subsection 7(1) prescribes an “owner’s trust,” and subsection 8(1)...

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