January 28, 2019
Statutory trusts can survive bankruptcy – so long as funds remain identifiable and traceable
Ontario’s Court of Appeals has ruled that a statutory trust created under Section 8 of the Construction Lien Act/Construction Act can survive a bankruptcy. The January 14, 2019 decision was made in the case of The Guarantee Company of Canada v. Royal Bank of Canada, 2019 ONCA 9 and overturns the lower court’s decision.
January 28, 2019
With increasingly large-scale and complex projects with large interdisciplinary teams, many consulting engineering firms have been faced with varying and sometimes inconsistent interpretations of conflict of interest or unfair advantage by clients and their procuring agencies. As a result, the Association of Consulting Engineering Companies Canada (ACEC) has now published its Conflict of Interest Guidelines which can be downloaded for free.… Read More
January 25, 2019
The Ontario government has announced a plan to help smaller municipalities prepare infrastructure asset management plans, a move hailed by construction stakeholders as important and worthwhile.
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December 15, 2018
RCCAO released a report on “The GTHA’s Unbalanced Housing Stock”, a benchmarking study which points out that there could be negative implications of the new Local Planning Appeal Tribunal system on housing and growth targets set by the province under its Places to Grow legislation.… Read More
September 6, 2018
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has urged his new Minister of Infrastructure and Communities Francois-Philippe Champagne to revise how infrastructure spending is accounted for, an apparent reaction to criticism that the federal government is seen to have been rolling out budgeted infrastructure too slowly.
Daily Commercial News - September 4, 2018… Read More