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Iona Contractors Ltd. v. Guarantee Company of North America: Court Issues Significant Ruling on Construction Trusts

  • March 14, 2016
  • Andrew Heal

In a few short words in its ruling on Iona Contractors Ltd. v. Guarantee Company of North America, a majority of the Alberta Court of Appeal defined a legal issue that had divided that appellate court. In the result, a statutory construction trust did matter – to the tune of about $1 million. The case should matter to construction lawyers across Canada too.

Message from the Chair

  • February 01, 2014
  • Matthew Hayes

CBA National Construction Law Section Chair Matthew Hayes of McInnes Cooper in New Brunswick outlines some of the highlights for the coming year, including the National Construction Law Conference, Building for the Future, taking place in Toronto.

Construction and Infrastructure Law

Managing risk: Common pitfalls and misapprehensions in construction contracts

  • February 01, 2014
  • David K. Plunkett and Romany K. Benham-Parker

One of the primary functions of a construction contract is to allocate risk between the parties. The problem that often arises is that the parties do not properly understand their risk and assume significant exposure, write the authors.

Constitutional & Human Rights