Breaking Ground: MT Construction Law Western Canada

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November 17, 2020

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Prompt payments and adjudication are set to arrive in Alberta’s construction industry

Anna Kosa, Steve Rehak, Leanna Olson, Lori Goldberg

Major changes could be coming for the construction industry in Alberta as new prompt payment legislation is being proposed.  While other provinces have considered and implemented prompt payment and other changes to their lien legislation, Alberta is proposing its own...

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The Alberta Construction Trust, the decision in ATB Financial v DLM Oilfield Enterprises Ltd, 2020 ABQB 562, and Bill 37 (Prompt Payment)

Emma L. Johnston

Recent years have seen a developing body of law in Alberta as to the application of the construction trust found in Section 22 (the “Section 22 Trust”) of the Builders’ Lien Act, RSA 2000 c B-7 (the “Act”). This Section...

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