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New Ontario construction laws could make it easier to resolve disputes outside court: experts

Tuesday, December 12, 2017 @ 2:37 PM | By Ian Burns

Ontario has brought in changes to construction laws that observers say will streamline the system, lead to fewer disputes finding their way to the court system and likely ensure fewer delays in construction projects.

The Construction Lien Amendment Act was passed by the Ontario legislature Dec. 5, and follows up on a review of construction laws led by Bruce Reynolds and Sharon Vogel of Borden Ladner Gervais LLP. The new Act includes new prompt payment rules to ensure Ontario construction businesses and workers get paid on...