On-Site Magazine


March 19, 2020  

No precedents put construction in ‘uncharted waters’ on force majeure clauses, coronavirus

The Canadian construction industry is entering “uncharted waters” as

March 17, 2020  

Carrying out construction work in Québec: What you should know

With far different regulations than most other Canadian provinces,

February 19, 2020  

Spoliation and the risk of remediation

Spoliation is a defense raised in litigation when a

February 18, 2020  

Think before you sue: Lawsuits can disqualify bidders on new projects

Critics say the court decision against a B.C. contractor could have a chilling effect on construction companies’ use of the courts

January 28, 2020  

Supreme Court: Can a corporation be subjected to cruel and unusual punishment?

This article was originally published on The Conversation, an

January 16, 2020  

Supreme Court dismisses B.C.’s appeal in Trans Mountain pipeline case

The decision puts another of the pipeline’s hurdles behind it. Construction is underway, though some barriers remain

January 11, 2020  

Former SNC-Lavalin exec Sami Bebawi gets 8.5 years for fraud, corruption

MONTREAL—Former SNC-Lavalin executive Sami Bebawi was sentenced to eight

January 8, 2020  

UN racism committee calls for halt to construction on Site C, Trans Mountain and LNG pipeline

VANCOUVER—A United Nations committee working to end racism is

December 30, 2019  

Construction groups critical of Supreme Court dismissal of case tied to ‘reprisal clauses’

The CCA and NTCCC say “reprisal clauses” force contractors to make a choice between exercising their legal rights and winning future work

December 16, 2019  

Supreme Court of Canada set to revisit the duty of honest performance of contracts

In 2014, the Supreme Court of Canada released its

December 16, 2019  

Jury finds former SNC-Lavalin executive Sami Bebawi guilty on all charges, including fraud, corruption

MONTREAL—A former SNC-Lavalin executive was found guilty Dec. 15

November 23, 2019  

Federal law at heart of western anger up for debate as Liberals begin outreach

OTTAWA—Prime Minister Justin Trudeau quickly backed up his pledge

November 14, 2019  

New head of Quebec anti-corruption police admits to ‘failure,’ vows to do better

QUEBEC—The new head of Quebec’s anti-corruption squad is seeking

November 11, 2019  

What construction stakeholders need to know to navigate Ontario’s new adjudication regime

Adjudication is intended to be a “swift justice” process for parties to resolve payment disputes

October 7, 2019  

The ‘prevention principle’ in contracts – schedule extensions and liquidated damages

The owner of an infrastructure project agreed to provide

September 30, 2019  

Non-permanent construction materials and rental equipment: To lien or not to lien

A number of construction industry participants subscribe to the

September 23, 2019  

The ‘proper invoice’: What parties to a construction project need to know

The new prompt payment provisions under section I.1 of

September 16, 2019  

‘They really hate us’: New prompt payment rules may help mend relationship between GCs, subtrades

Tension between separate levels of the construction industry is part of the business. Legal changes may relieve one major source of strain

September 11, 2019  

Alberta asks court whether environmental assessment process for major construction projects is constitutional

EDMONTON—The Alberta government has asked the province’s Appeal Court

September 3, 2019  

How prompt payment and adjudication rules will impact relationships throughout the construction payment chain

New rules for construction payments are likely to cause some short-term pain, but the changes also offer an opportunity for a culture shift throughout the industry