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The Construction Act is here – now what? Ontario’s new construction law brings major reforms and cascading changes - impacting construction and related industries. Get the practical guidance that you need to navigate the new construction law landscape and manage the operational and cultural changes.

How to navigate Ontario’s new construction law landscape – the practical playbook

Ontario’s new Construction Act brings the most sweeping legal changes that the construction industry has seen in a generation. The landscape will become more complex as owners, contractors and suppliers adjust their operations and processes to accommodate the new obligations and to work within a fast-track adjudication system designed to resolve payment disputes quickly and efficiently. Learn the critical information you need to help you manage the operational and cultural changes on every project.

Join our expert faculty of construction lawyers and professionals – some of whom helped to write the new law – and read from their playbook on how to comply with the new legislation. This intensive full-day program will focus on the practical steps that owners, general and major trade contractors, subcontractors and suppliers need to take to satisfy the new obligations and underlying objectives: timely payment of accounts, dispute avoidance, and cost-effective claims management.

Topics will include:

  • What’s covered and what’s not?
  • Changes to liens and the lien remedy
  • Rules of the new prompt payment regime
  • Adjudication – what is the new system and how to make the process work for you?
  • Perspectives include:
    • owner
    • general contractor/major trade contractor
    • trade contractor/supplier



  • Sharon C. Vogel, Singleton Urquhart Reynolds Vogel LLP
  • Geza R. Banfai,McMillan LLP

Keynote Speaker

  • Bruce Reynolds, FCIArb, Singleton Urquhart Reynolds Vogel LLP


  • Glenn W. Ackerley, WeirFoulds LLP
  • Matt Ainley, Principal, Matt Ainley Inc.
  • Matthew Alter, Cassels Brock & Blackwell LLP
  • Geza R. Banfai, McMillan LLP
  • Glenn Clarke, Controller of Plant, Simcoe Muskoka Catholic District School Board
  • Yonni Fushman, EVP & Chief Legal Officer, Aecon Group Inc.
  • Howard Krupat, DLA Piper (Canada) LLP
  • Jerry Paglia, Director, Procurement Office, The Regional Municipality of York
  • Paul Raboud, Chair, Ontario General Contractors Association
  • Bruce Reynolds, FCIArb, Singleton Urquhart Reynolds Vogel LLP
  • Eric Tilley, Senior Vice President, Legal Services, Infrastructure Ontario
  • Sharon C. Vogel, FCIArb, Singleton Urquhart Reynolds Vogel LLP
  • Howard Wise, Goodmans LLP


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.


The video stream will be sent to you via email as soon as payment is successfully processed.


All sales are final. Please make all enquiries related to program content and CPD/MCLE credit hours prior to purchase.


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Program Details

Delivery Method

Web - On Demand

Date Recorded
April 30, 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 and contract managers
  • Architects
  • Engineers
  • Business and finance professionals
  • Insurance professionals
  • Consultants

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