|Title||Lien Reform, Prompt Payment & Adjudication – Significant Construction Industry Change|
|When||October 1st, 2020 @ 11:00 am - 12:30 pm|
The Canadian construction industry is now undergoing significant change with lien act reform and the introduction of prompt payment and adjudication both provincially and federally. These changes, meant to improve the payment process and provide more efficient handling of construction disputes during the life of a building project, will drive wholesale project management and administrative cultural change to the industry stakeholders.
Canada is one of the few developed nations who are just now in the process of embracing prompt payment & adjudication legislation. Currently, Saskatchewan, Ontario, Quebec and Nova Scotia have passed new prompt payment and adjudication legislation with BC, Alberta, Manitoba and New Brunswick is now underway developing their own legislation.
Service Alberta has just completed an extensive consultation process in 2020 with several construction industry stakeholders, to examine the adoption of similar legislation. The Federal Government has also passed a prompt payment Bill with the Regulations scheduled to be written this year. A policy paper was shared with industry on what should be included in the Regulations in early summer.
This session will provide the history of prompt payment and adjudication in Canada, how it works, and the stakeholder challenges it faces during implementation. The Ontario model, its constraints and risks, will be discussed as it is now provincial law.
PMI-SAC is pleased to provide an informative three person moderated panel to provide insight to project managers on global trends and the emerging current state of the Canadian developments underway, that will have industry-wide commercial and legal implications on a host of payment and dispute resolution issues.
This is a free event for all attendees but we would like to raise some money for the local Food Bank. Your support to this charity would be greatly appreciated.
If you wish to donate, at the registration you will have an option to include any amount you like.
Thank you for your support and generous donation!
Mr. Glenn Ackerley, of Weir Foulds LLP located in Toronto, Mr. Roy McPhail of Altmitra Consulting based in Winnipeg and Mr. Paul Winfield of KGC Consulting Services Ltd. located in Oakville Ontario, will bring the latest in recent developments from across the construction industry including a question and answer period at the end of the panel discussion. Some of the international lessons learned from the UK and Australian model will also be discussed at some length.
This panel session will be moderated by Ms. Adrianna Worman a successful litigator and negotiator at Goodfellow & Schuettlaw in Calgary.