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The Quebec government has released a plan to revamp construction procurement procedures and contracts
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Quebec to revamp construction contract bidding

November 11, 2015 STAFF REPORT

Quebec construction association supports changes

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‘Saskatchewan First’ procurement policies moving forward

November 9, 2015 STAFF REPORT

Public works and transportation legislation amended allowing ‘value-based’ procurement

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Ontario’s quarry industry not a consumer of water, association rebuts

November 4, 2015 by On-Site Magazine

OSSGA counters environmental commissioner’s comments

NTCCC and MCABC lobby political parties and candidates for prompt payment legislation
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Trade contractors lobby candidates for prompt payment legislation

October 19, 2015 STAFF REPORT

The National Trade Contractors Coalition of Canada is encouraging its members to support political parties that will champion federal prompt payment legislation for the construction industry. NTCCC and Mechanical Contractors Association of British Columbia (MCABC) have called on all parties

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SNC-Lavalin to pay $1.5 million to settle corruption allegation case

October 1, 2015 STAFF REPORT

Deal reached with African Development Bank over two contracts

Saskatchewan Power Corporation is one of the province's Crown corporations which will be applying a local priority to procurement.
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Saskatchewan gives local priority to procurement

September 21, 2015 STAFF REPORT

Local construction association praises move

Builders Lien Act changes are coming and one victim might be the notorious so-called Shimco Lien
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Builders Lien Act changes coming

August 15, 2015 Lauren E. Kristjanson and Alexander Bjornson

One victim may be the notorious Shimco Lien

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Big Deals: A sampling of billion-dollar babies

August 1, 2015 by On-Site Magazine

LNG  Billion-dollar projects related to the energy industry have become commonplace, and two of the biggest are LNG terminals planned for B.C. Petronas’s $11-billion Pacific Northwest project is a proposed natural gas liquefaction and export facility on Lelu Island. The

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Billion Dollar Babies

August 1, 2015 JIM BARNES

Inventory of super-megaprojects reaches new heights

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Global coalition formed to unify construction standards

July 10, 2015 STAFF REPORT

Canadian quantity surveyors join International Construction Measurement Standards Coalition

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Project manager convicted in fatal scaffolding collapse

July 9, 2015 by On-Site Magazine

4 workers fell 13 storeys to their death Christmas Eve, 2009

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Naming ‘Subs’ is a best practice, says CCA

May 27, 2015 STAFF REPORT

NTCCC praises the move by national association

Lino Zambito pleads guilty to criminal charges. Sentencing in Sept.
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Former Quebec construction boss pleads guilty

May 13, 2015 by On-Site Magazine

A former construction entrepreneur who became a star whistleblower at Quebec’s corruption inquiry has pleaded guilty to criminal charges, The Canadian Press reported Wednesday afternoon. Lino Zambito’s pleas came as his trial was slated to begin in Saint-Jerome. He pleaded

ORBA urges motorists to slow down in construction zones
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ORBA calls for safe driving in construction zones

May 13, 2015 STAFF REPORT

Summer getaway traffic starts this weekend

Trade contractors have a high dependence on cash flow and right now the money isn't trickling down to pay people who've completed work even when there is no dispute about the work that's been done, says John Blair, NTCCC Director and Executive Director of the Canadian Masonry Contractors Association.
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Trade contractors’ coalition continues lobby for prompt payment legislation

April 15, 2015 STAFF REPORT

NTCCC summit paves the way for increased trade contractor advocacy

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SNC-Lavalin files $127M lawsuit against former executives, associates

April 10, 2015 by On-Site Magazine

SNC-Lavalin has filed a lawsuit seeking to recover more than $127 million that it alleges was embezzled by two former senior executives and their associates, The Canadian Press is reporting this morning. The embattled engineering and construction firm is seeking

British Columbia has introduced a new Building Act to establish more consistent building requirements throughout the province.
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New Building Code introduced in British Columbia

April 8, 2015 STAFF REPORT

British Columbia has introduced a new Building Act to establish more consistent building requirements throughout the province. The construction sector has been asking for a standard approach for years as differing building requirements between jurisdictions can slow development and add

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Contractors and the Law

April 1, 2015 Lauren E. Kristjanson and Jack Finn

Incorporation of main contract by reference in the subcontract

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BC Hydro Site C project should be open to all contractors and workers to bid: PCA

March 4, 2015 STAFF REPORT

Union and non-union workers and contractors deserve the right to bid and work on the massive BC Hydro Site C project, argues the Progressive Contractors Association of Canada. “Excluding progressively unionized and non-union skilled tradespersons from working on large scale

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Legal: Damages for Breach of Contract


How are such damages measured?