Breaking Ground: MT Construction Law Western Canada

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February 20, 2018

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The Time Limit for Making Claims

Leanna Olson, Jonathan Martin, Allen Fowlis

The Alberta Limitations Act[1] sets time limits within which a party may commence an action. After a limitation period has expired, potential defendants need no longer be concerned about stale claims haunting them because the claim will be time-barred. Subject...


Refresher on Extras and Back Charges: Impact Painting Ltd v Man-Shield (Alta) Construction Inc

Leanna Olson, John MacKay

During the course of a construction project, the question often arises as to what is a valid extra and what is a valid back charge. These issues were discussed in some detail in the recent Alberta Court of Queen’s Bench...


Saskatchewan Court of Queen’s Bench Underlines the Need for Clarity and Good Faith in the Competitive Bidding Process

Khurrum Awan, Wuraola Dasylva

In its recent decision in Surespan Construction Ltd. v Saskatchewan,[1] the Saskatchewan Court of Queen’s Bench reviewed the law of tendering and applied it to a dispute between a bidding contractor and a project owner. In doing so, the Court...


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