Jonathan Martin

Sociétaire | Regina

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Understanding the CCDC 30 Integrated Project Delivery Contract: Waivers and Releases

In our last article, we provided an overview of Building Information Modeling (“BIM”) and the new Integrated Project Delivery Contract (“IPD Contract”) needed to realize its full potential. This article will take a closer look at the differences between the...

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La modélisation des données du bâtiment (BIM) et la réalisation de projet intégrée : Mode d’emploi

La modélisation des données du bâtiment (« BIM ») est un processus intelligent de modélisation 3D des données du bâtiment pour la conception de bâtiments et d’infrastructures. Le BIM est rapidement en train de devenir l’outil principal des architectes, des ingénieurs et...

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The Evidence Needed for a Successful Summary Judgment Application

Summary Judgment can be an effective tool for obtaining justice faster and less expensively than through a trial. Most jurisdictions have, within the last decade, changed their rules in order to encourage more types of cases to proceed for determination...

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Feds Pass Prompt Payment Legislation for Federal Construction Projects

On June 21, 2019, the Canadian Parliament passed the Federal Prompt Payment for Construction Work Act  (the “Act”). Passed as part of the larger federal budget Bill C-97, the Act  will apply to construction projects on lands or immovables owned...

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Prompt payment in Saskatchewan and Ontario: Information you may not be aware of

Ontario In 2015, the Ontario government launched an independent review of Ontario’s construction laws resulting in a report entitled Striking the Balance – Expert Review of Ontario’s Construction Lien Act. Based on the recommendations in that report, Ontario amended, and...

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Législation visant à accélérer le versement des paiements dans le cadre de projets de construction en Ontario et en Saskatchewan

Ontario En 2015, le gouvernement de l’Ontario a procédé à un examen indépendant des lois de la construction de l’Ontario. À la suite de cet examen, un rapport intitulé Établir un juste équilibre – Rapport de l’Examen d’experts de la Loi...

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Jonathan Martin has article published in the Canadian Consulting Engineer Magazine

Canadian Consulting Engineer, "Wrongfully Sued? Options available if you have been wrongfully named in a construction lawsuit"

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Limitation Periods and Liens: Saskatchewan Court of Appeal Provides Clarifications

A common misunderstanding with regard to builders’ liens is the belief that they require no further action once filed and remain on title until a debt is paid. This is not the case. A lien is not self-enforcing and does...

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British Columbia Court of Appeal Provides Guidance on How the Holdback Obligation Applies to Direct Payment Arrangements

Introduction Holdback obligations are an integral part of every Builders Lien Act in Western Canada. The holdback is the statutorily mandated percentage of any payment made pursuant to a contract, or of the value of a contract, which the payor...

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Jonathan Martin has article published in The Saskatchewan Advocate

The Saskatchewan Advocate, "Warning to Litigate When the Agreement says to Arbitrate: what are your options?"

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When Does The Saskatchewan Builders’ Lien Act Apply in the Context of a Government Street or Highway Construction Project?

In PCL Construction Management Inc. v. Saskatoon, 2018 SKQB 119, Justice Currie confirmed that liens can be registered on government highway construction projects that (1) are not governed by The Highways and Transportation Act (the “HTA”) and (2) include a...

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Jonathan Martin co-authors an article on the Trinity Western University decision

The Lawyer’s Daily, « The TWU decision: Five big questions »

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The Courts Erect a Wall

I. Introduction In a decision released on May 31, 2018, the Supreme Court of Canada (“Court”) addressed the question of how high the wall between church and court should extend. Like the wall between church and state, the answer was...

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The Importance of the Standard of Review in Judicial Appeals of Arbitration Awards

In 2017, the Supreme Court of Canada issued two separate decisions regarding appeals of arbitration awards: Attorney General of Quebec v. Ronald Guérin, [2017]  2 SCR 3 (“Guérin”) and Teal Cedar v. British Columbia, [2017] 1 SCR 688 (“Teal Cedar”)....

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Two recent appellate decisions discuss discretion and privilege clauses in a competitive bidding process

The courts of appeal of British Columbia and Alberta have recently released decisions dealing with the effect of discretion and privilege clauses often used by owners in calls for competitive bids.[1] Though privilege clauses and discretion clauses are different, they...

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Looking Out for your Neighbours – Supreme Court of Canada requires Notice to Subcontractors about Labour and Material Bonds

Introduction In its recent decision in Valard Construction Ltd. v Bird Construction Co.,[1] the Supreme Court of Canada imposed an obligation on project owners and general contractors, who are designated as trustees under labour and material (“L&M”) bonds, to provide...

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The Time Limit for Making Claims

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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Encore on Enforceability of Defective Liens

Our November 2017 article entitled “MT November 2017 Case Summaries” highlighted Norson Construction Ltd. v Clear Skies Heating & Air Conditioning, 2017 ABQB 544 which upheld the decision of Master Prowse upholding a lien registered against the correct land but...

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Recent Trial Decision Discusses Calls for Bids vs RFPs

On September 18, 2017, the Court of Queen’s Bench for Saskatchewan handed down its decision in Saskatoon Surgicentre Inc. v. Saskatoon Regional Health Authority.[1] The Saskatoon Regional Health Authority (SRHA) had issued a request for proposal (RFP) as part of...

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MT November 2017 Case summaries

1. Repudiation of contracts through non-performance: Limen Forming West Ltd. v Stuart Olson Dominion Construction Ltd, 2017 BCSC 1485 The defendant, Stuart Olson Dominion Construction Ltd (Stuart Olson), was the general contractor for the construction of a residential rental building,...

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