Author Archives: Jeff Van Bakel

Trump’s Tariffs and Trudeau’s Countermeasures: How to Protect Yourself in the Construction Industry
Posted on: June 28th, 2018 by

Introduction

The United States government, under the administration of Donald Trump, imposed tariffs on imports of Canadian steel and aluminum at the rate of 25% and 10% respectively, effective May 31, 2018. As a countermeasure, Canada’s Department of Finance intends to impose a reciprocal surtax (or analogous trade restrictive countermeasures) on imports of steel, aluminum,

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Calculating Your Lien Amount – Do Not Overplay Your Hand
Posted on: April 16th, 2018 by

Registering a construction lien against a property is a significant remedy that immediately triggers certain obligations and responsibilities for an owner. For that reason, the Construction Lien Act, 1990, c. C. 30 places an obligation on the party that is registering the lien to ensure the lien amount is accurate and not inflated.

A recent

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