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- Show me the Money! Timing the Release of Holdback
In Alberta, where a contractor is of the opinion that the work under its contract is substantially performed, the contractor may issue and deliver to the owner a certificate of substantial performance (“CSP”) in respect of the contract. Taking this step allows a contractor to receive payment of the … Read more »
- Bet Your Bottom Dollar – Orphans No More!
By Doug Nishimura, Catriona Otto-Johnston and Andrew Wilkinson Today the Supreme Court of Canada released their decision in Re: Redwater [2019 SCC 5]. The decision, which overturns decisions of the Alberta Court of Queens Bench and Court of Appeal, has far reaching effect on the treatment of oil c … Read more »
- Tick-Tock Goes the Lien Clock
Catriona Otto-Johnston and Jill Bishop Builders’ liens are an important tool, providing contractors, subcontractors, and suppliers security for unpaid work. The template s.48 Order requires a lien claimant to file a Statement of Claim within 180 days of registering the lien; however, before the temp … Read more »
- Edible Cannabis: What You Need to Know
With the Cannabis Act legalized most forms of recreational cannabis, many consumers and businesses alike may require further clarity on the limited scope of legalization and in particular the current prohibition on edible products containing cannabis. Edible cannabis is expected to be legalized in 2 … Read more »
- Carbon Tax in the Northwest Territories: What You Need to Know
A carbon tax is coming to the Northwest Territories (the “NWT“). The Government of the Northwest Territories (the “GNWT“) recently announced their plan to implement a made in the north NWT Carbon Tax designed and administered in the NWT in accordance with the federal government’s Pan-Canadian Framew … Read more »
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