Breaking Ground: MT Construction Law Western Canada

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...

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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...

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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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