Canadian Coalition for Construction Steel Urges Caution on Tariffs, Quotas on Non-US Steel

Now that the Government of Canada has retaliated against unfair U.S. tariffs on Canadian steel and aluminum, the Canadian Coalition for Construction Steel is urging the Government to act cautiously before taking further action, including safeguards, which could severely disrupt the construction industry in Canada.

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Energy efficiency drives design of Ontario waste management centre

The new Oxford County Waste Management and Education Centre in Ontario is an example of sustainable construction and renewable energy generation. It is anticipated the building will receive Zero Net Energy certification from the New Buildings Institute (NBI) after one year of monitoring.

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Lawyers need to be aware of overhaul of construction laws

An overhaul of construction laws has the potential to reduce the number of payment disputes and speed up the dispute resolution process, lawyers say.

During the multi-stage transition process, it will be vital that lawyers keep track of the timeline for each tweak of the massive law to avoid professional liability, says Ted Betts, head of infrastructure and construction at Gowling WLG LLP in Toronto.

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Ontario lawyers bracing for building law changes

Ask Bruce Karn what is keeping him busy these days and the senior legal counsel at construction giant EllisDon will say it is the pending changes to Ontario’s Construction Lien Act.

The Ontario government is significantly overhauling the 35-year-old legislation in two phases, he notes. The first phase is modernizing the legislation, which comes into effect on July 1. The second and more significant reform, however, will take place in October 2019.

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