The 2020 Annotated Ontario Construction Act

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The Most Detailed Analysis of Construction Liens in Ontario

After an extensive period of consultation with stakeholders, Bruce Reynolds and Sharon Vogel submitted their expert review entitled Striking the Balance to the Ministry of the Attorney General and the Ministry of Economic Development, Employment and Infrastructure on April 30, 2016. The recommended reforms were significant, touching all aspects of lien and trust practice and procedure. The Reviews mandate was threefold: modernization of the Act, promptness of payment, and the effectiveness of dispute resolution in the construction industry. These changes are discussed in detail throughout the book.

The book also includes all significant case law concisely summarized and conveniently organized under each section of the Act. Section-by-section commentary and analysis that explains the complex construction lien regime in Ontario in a straightforward manner.

What new in this Edition
    The following legislation has been amended:
  • Construction Act, R.S.O. 1990, c. C.30
  • Ont. Reg. 302/18 Procedures for Actions under Part VIII
  • Ont. Reg. 303/18 Forms
  • Ont. Reg. 304/18 General
  • Ont. Reg. 306/18 Adjudications Under Part II.1 of the Act

In addition to the legislative updates, the 2020 edition includes updates to the case law and commentary including the following case law:

  • Cooper v. 2208011 Ontario Limited et al., 2019 CarswellOnt 9374 (ONCA)
  • The Guarantee Company of North America v. Royal Bank of Canada, 2019 CarswellOnt 300 (ONCA)
  • 6734111 Canada Inc. v. Gao, 2019 CarswellOnt 6845 (ONSC)
  • 9585800 Canada Inc. v. JP Gravel Construction et al., 2019 CarswellOnt 8917 (ONSC)
  • Eagle Construction Service, Inc. v. Royal One 2225 Markham Road Med Centre Ltd., 2019 CarswellOnt 12822 (ONSC)
  • Emco Corporation v. Total Air Solutions Inc., 2019 CarswellOnt 3718 (ONSC)
  • J.D. Strachan Construction Limited v. Egan Holding Inc., 2019 CarswellOnt 658 (ONSC)
  • The Gatti Group Corp. v. Zuccarini, 2019 CarswellOnt 8771 (ONSC)
  • Thompson v. Carleton University, 2019 CarswellOnt 11566 (ONSC)
  • University Plumbing v. Solstice Two Limited, 2019 CarswellOnt 5341 (ONSC)


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