Breaking Ground: MT Construction Law Western Canada

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April 22, 2021

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

Emma L. Johnston, Bronwhyn Simmons, Julia S. Amelio

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

Charles W. Bois, Kayla Romanow

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

Tari M. Hiebert, Tessa Green, Daniel C.P. Stachnik

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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