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CONSTRUCTION LAW UPDATE — SUSPENSION PERIOD LIFTED FOR CONSTRUCTION LIENS AND THE RELEASE OF HOLDBACK

On March 20, 2020, the Province of Ontario filed an order in council under the Emergency Management and Civil Protection Act effectively suspending until further notice all statutory limitation periods, including the limitation periods to preserve and perfect construction liens retroactive to March 16, 2020. However, the inclusion of construction liens in the suspension order proved highly problematic. Read the full article.