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Supreme Court Of Canada Dismisses Appeal Alleging Freedom of Expression Breach

Posted in Constitutional
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In its first decision of 2017, the Supreme Court of Canada addressed the likelihood of successful damages claims against quasi-judicial boards pursuant to s. 24 of the Charter. In a 4-4-1 split decision, the Court ultimately dismissed the appeal and struck the appellant’s claim for damages. Given the nature of the split decision, and the… Continue Reading

One Remedy or More? The Supreme Court of Canada Clarifies Contractors’ Rights Under Builders’ Lien Legislation

Posted in Construction, Real Estate
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On September 18, 2015, the Supreme Court of Canada issued its reasons in Stuart Olson Dominion Construction Ltd. v. Structal Heavy Steel, 2015 SCC 43.  Although the judgment concerned the interpretation of the Manitoba Builders’ Lien Act, it has implications for owners, contractors and others in the construction industry across Canada, including remedies available to… Continue Reading