In a recent decision, the Supreme Court of Canada ("SCC") has expanded the scope for constructive taking (also called de facto expropriation) claims. They have removed the requirement to show that a government has acquired a beneficial interest in the relevant land whose development rights they impair. This requirement has been replaced with the much broader category of ...
Significant changes to Alberta’s Builders’ Lien Act came into effect this week. The major changes, introduced by Bill 37 Builders’ Lien (Prompt Payment) Amendment Act, 2020, include:
- Renaming the Builders’ Lien Act to the Prompt Payment and Construction Lien Act;
- Setting prompt payment timelines;
- Extending timelines for registering liens;
- Mandatory release ...
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