The Construction Lien Act was originally enacted in 1983 providing some measure of protection for companies and individuals supplying labour and materials to construction sites. The former Attorney General, Yasir Naqvi, announced that the balance of Bill 142, the Construction Lien Act Amendment Act, 2017 (Ontario), which received Royal Assent on December 12, 2017 but has not been fully proclaimed, will be proclaimed and come into force in two stages:
- All of the substantive changes, regulations and forms, other than those relating to the mandatory prompt payment and adjudication regimes, will be proclaimed and come into force on July 1, 2018; and
- The prompt payment and adjudication provisions, regulations and forms will be proclaimed and come into force on October 1, 2019 in order to allow sufficient time for the Authorized Nominating Authority to be established, to develop a regime for the certification of adjudicators, and to certify adjudicators.
BLG Senior Associate Robert Wilson is among the speakers at this 3-hour seminar which will provide an overview of the key features/changes under the new Construction Act.