Construction Lien Act Review Underway
Published on: 16/06/2015
In February 2015, the Government of Ontario launched a review of the Construction Lien Act. Bruce Reynolds, a construction law expert and senior partner at Borden Ladner Gervais, has been selected to Chair this review which will focus on prompt payment and effective dispute resolution, including around timely payment for services and materials, and making sure payment risk is distributed fairly.
The first phase of this review is close to conclusion. This process has included:
• the finalization of the stakeholder list;
• the research and preparation of a substantive issues list;
• the preparation of an on-line questionnaire; and,
• the preparation of an information package that will provide background information on the substantive issues.
In July, an information package will be sent out to stakeholders to commence Phase Two of the review process. An online questionnaire will also be published open to all interested parties to respond to.
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