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Ontario seeks to modernize Construction Lien Act

Wednesday, June 07, 2017 @ 11:04 AM | By Jeff Buckstein

Ontario is proposing major changes to the province’s Construction Lien Act to modernize the province’s construction lien and holdback rules, create a prompt payment system to ensure timely payment for contractors, subcontractors and workers and expedite dispute resolution.

Dan Leduc, Norton Rose Fulbright LLP“I think they’re excellent ideas and notions, largely because we have cash flow issues in the construction industry in Ontario and nationally,” said Dan Leduc, a partner with Norton Rose Fulbright LLP in Ottawa.

Sharon Vogel, a partner with Borden Ladner Gervais LLP...