Breaking Ground: MT Construction Law Western Canada

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

June 21, 2018

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FIDIC Yellow Book Update – What’s New?

Fergus I. Schappert

The International Federation of Consulting Engineers (“FIDIC”) is an international standards organization for consulting, engineering and construction, which publishes standard form contracts between employers (owners) and contractors that are often considered to be the preferred contracts for use on international...


Recreational Cannabis in the Workplace – Lessons from Workplace Impairment Cases

Alice M.L. Wong

Under current legislation, the production, possession and trafficking of marijuana is prohibited under the Controlled Drugs and Substances Act, S.C. 1996, c. 19, subject to certain exemptions such as medical marijuana. Federal Bill C-45 (also known as the Cannabis Act)...


Summary Judgment – Confusion in Alberta

Emma L. Johnston

Summary judgment has been a hot topic since the Supreme Court of Canada decision in Hryniak v Mauldin, 2014 SCC 7 [Hryniak].  Following Hryniak, the high standard of proof previously required for summary judgment was relaxed, and the importance of...


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