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Ministry of the Attorney General's Review of Construction Lien Act Remains Ongoing


Lawyer Howard Wise
Area Construction and Infrastructure


On February 11, 2015, the Ministry of the Attorney General issued a bulletin indicating that the Attorney General’s office was launching a review of the Construction Lien Act “…that will include the examination of payment issues within the construction sector.”  The Ministry bulletin went on to say that the review was commissioned “…in response to stakeholder concerns related to prompt payment and effective dispute resolution in Ontario’s construction industry, such as encouraging timely payment for services and materials, and making sure payment risk is distributed fairly.”  Bruce Reynolds with the assistance of Sharon Vogel, both of Borden Ladner Gervais LLP, have been tasked with overseeing the review.  The review is ongoing with a report memo anticipated for the Spring of 2016.

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