Breaking Ground: MT Construction Law Ontario Edition

Photo of a construction site, taken from the ground and facing the sky

March 9, 2022

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Construction owners take note: Supreme Court will rule on important OHSA issue

Catherine Phelps

In Ontario (Labour) v Sudbury (City),[1] the Ontario Court of Appeal recently held that a construction owner may be liable for violations of Ontario’s Occupational Health and Safety Act (the “OHSA”) on a construction project as an employer. On December...

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Trends for contractors to consider in preparing bids and tenders

Shannon Sturgeon, Lori Goldberg

As Ontario recovers from the COVID-19 pandemic, the construction industry is facing an unfamiliar economic landscape. With inflation at a 30-year high, a low labour force participation rate, and significant supply chain delays, contractors must revisit the risk allocation models...

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