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This program is part of the Deconstructing Ontario's New Construction Act Series.

The Modernization Provisions are here – are you prepared to transition your projects and implement the legal reforms?

Ontario’s construction law landscape has never been more complex and the industry continues to reel in response. On July 1, 2018, the Modernization Provisions have entrenched the construction industry with numerous legal reforms – intensifying the complex landscape – as owners, contractors and suppliers struggle to adjust their operations and processes to accommodate the new obligations. Get the expert practical guidance you need to navigate these legal reforms and to survive this new era of construction law.

Join our expert faculty of construction lawyers and industry specialists – many of whom helped to write the new law – and read from their playbook on how to comply with the new legislation’s first phase of legal reforms. This intensive one-day program will focus on the practical steps that owners, general/major trade contractors, subcontractors, trades and suppliers need to take to satisfy the new obligations.

Topics include:

  • Modernization Provisions refresher: what changed, what didn’t?
  • New notice requirements: how to comply, why it’s important and the consequences
  • Follow the money: trust accounts, holdbacks and bonding
  • Walkthrough the new lien process and the impacts on other remedies and areas of law
  • Lessons learned: best practices and insights from early adopters and other jurisdictions
  • Practical implications and challenges from the perspectives of:
    • owners
    • GCs/major trade contractors
    • trades/subcontractors/suppliers
  • What’s next? Legal updates and challenges to watch out for



  • Sharon Vogel, FCIArb, Singleton Urquhart Reynolds Vogel LLP
  • Geza Banfai, McMillan LLP


  • Ray Bassett, Vice President & Chief Underwriting Officer, Surety National Accounts, Travelers Canada
  • Chris Bennett, Osler Hoskin & Harcourt LLP
  • Dante Capannelli, Legal Counsel, Black & McDonald Limited
  • Yonni Fushman, EVP & Chief Legal Officer, Aecon Group Inc.
  • Duncan Glaholt, FCIArb, CArb, Glaholt LLP
  • Howard Krupat, DLA Piper (Canada) LLP
  • Janice Lao, Senior Legal Counsel, Transaction Legal, Infrastructure Ontario
  • Wendy Law, Deputy City Solicitor, Municipal Law, City of Mississauga
  • Bruce Reynolds, FCIArb, Singleton Urquhart Reynolds Vogel LLP
  • Sandra Skivsky, Chair, National Trade Contractors Coalition of Canada (NTCCC), and Director of Marketing & Business Development, Canada Masonry Centre
  • Clive Thurston, President, Ontario General Contractors Association (OGCA)
  • Master Charles Wiebe, Ontario Superior Court of Justice


Group Discounts for CPD Programs

For boardroom and multi-purchase rates, please email us.
OsgoodePD offers group rates for both on site and webcast formats. Please note these are only available when registering for members of the same organization, at the same time, and payment is made with one invoice.


After your purchase is complete, the course will appear in the Order History of your OsgoodePD account with a link to "Take Online Course". Once you click "Take Online Course" you will be forwarded to the Moodle page with the materials link. The program video link with be unlocked on the day of the program. You will have access to the video for 90 days.

Program Changes

We will make every effort to present the program as advertised, but it may be necessary to change the dates, location, speakers or content with little or no notice. In the event of program cancellation, York University and Osgoode Hall Law School’s liability is limited to reimbursement of paid fees.

Cancellations, Substitutions and Refunds

Substitution of registrants is permitted at any time. If you are unable to find a substitute, a full refund is available if a cancellation request is received in writing 14 days prior to the program date. If a cancellation request is made with less than 14 days notice, a $75 administration fee will apply. No other refund is available.


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Date Recorded
December 7, 2018

Program Details

Date & Time

January 25, 2019
9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. EST


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Fee per Delegate

$595 plus HST

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Eligible CPD Credit Hours


Who Should Attend

  • Construction and in-house lawyers
  • Litigation and real estate lawyers
  • Municipal, government and procurement professionals
  • Owners and developers
  • Builders and construction professionals
  • Project managers and contract managers
  • Architects
  • Engineers
  • Business and finance professionals
  • Insurance professionals
  • Consultants

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What past attendees have said about the Construction Act program:

“Highly qualified presenters who were well prepared [and offered a] variety of perspectives.”

“Lots of good information as well as insights. All speakers were appropriate for and well-informed on the topics of the program.”

“Very good overall. How daunting this will be for an industry better at building things than [at] process [and] costs will go up to implement all of this.”

“I was very pleased with the online offering of the program – convenient and did not require any additional travel or accommodations.”

Hotels & Parking

If you require accommodations in downtown Toronto, OsgoodePD has arranged Corporate Rates with several hotels within walking distance of our downtown conference centre.

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