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Modern Means Of Communication

You may be legally bound by your casual texts.

In the current times, the concept of “wet ink” writing is no longer the norm. With the proliferation of technology, the law tries to keep up and allows a broader interpretation to statutory and contractual requirements that a document be in writing to accommodate the reality of the modern means of communication.

As published in the NRCA’s Northern Construction Connection September 2021 Newsletter, and VICA’s e-News.

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Legal Constraints on the Freedom of Contract

On July 19, 2021, the Supreme Court of British Columbia found that the City of New Westminster’s termination of a private licence agreement to rent its facility, infringed the Redeemed Christian Church of God, also known as the Grace Chapel’s Charter right to freedom of expression, and may have infringed its right to freedom of religion in Redeemed Christian Church of God v. New Westminster (City), 2021 BCSC 1401.

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Contractual Compliance & Claiming Damage

Delays of the completion of construction projects are quite common. Therefore, contracts for such projects often contemplate delays and may prohibit or allow for contractors to recover additional costs that may arise from delays. However, the recent case of Elite Construction Inc. v. Canada confirmed that strict compliance with contractual notice provisions is a prerequisite to claiming damages for delay.

As published in the NRCA’s Northern Construction Connection July 2021 Newsletter, and VICA’s e-News.

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Effective February 2021: New Rules May Apply for Local Government Approvals for Zoning, Subdivision, and Development or Building Permits

Amendments to the Environmental Management Act and Contaminated Sites Regulation

Changes to the Environmental Management Act (Bill 17) and Stage 13 Contaminated Sites Regulation (CSR) amendments came into force on Monday, February 1, 2021.

As published in Northern Construction Connection February 2021 Newsletter.

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The Operating Principle of “Good Faith” in Construction Contracts – Part II

SCC Judgment: C.M. Callow Inc. v Zollinger – The Exercise of Termination Clauses

As published in Northern Construction Connection January 2021 Newsletter – Part II of The Operating Principle of “Good Faith” in Construction Contracts

The Supreme Court of Canada (SCC) rendered its judgment in the case of C.M. Callow Inc. v Zollinger on December 18, 2020.

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