Breaking Ground: MT Construction Law Western Canada

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March 17, 2020

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When is a “bridge” not a “road”?: The application of The Builders’ Lien Act to overpass projects

Troy Baril, Jonathan Martin

The Saskatchewan Court of Appeal recently upheld[1] the decision of the Queen’s Bench (“QB”) in PCL Construction Management Inc. v Saskatoon (City).[2] This case is instructive on when The Builders’ Lien Act (“BLA”) will apply to road construction projects –...

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Important clauses in construction contracts – Part 1

Leanna Olson, Lauren M. Toreson

Construction contracts are crucial to mitigating risks for all parties involved and preventing future disputes. However, there are a number of common pitfalls that can be avoided with prior planning and careful drafting. Some key considerations and clauses that construction...

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