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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 and Financial Assistance

Please note that the group discount is only available when paying for members of the same organization, at the same time, and payment is made with one invoice.  For financial assistance, please email financialaid-opd@osgoode.yorku.ca

Webcast Fee per Delegate

2-3 delegates: 25% off program fee
4-10 delegates: 30% off program fee
11+ delegates: 35% off program fee
Boardroom rates available.


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Program Details

Delivery Method

Program - On Demand

Date Recorded
December 7, 2018
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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This program has been accredited by the CCA for
1 credit
towards Gold Seal Certification’s education requirement.

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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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