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4730 Side Rd 25, Thornton, ON L0L 2N0


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Construction Law Update: The New Construction Act

The Construction Act, Bill 142, became law in Ontario on December 12th, 2017. The new Act dramatically changes the rules for construction liens, enforces requirements for prompt payment, and introduces adjudication for dispute resolution. Join our industry expert, Glenn Ackerley, Partner, WeirFoulds LLP to inform you of the details of this complex legislation. Find out how the Act will create a mind-shift across the industry. This session cannot be missed!

Hosted by Barrie Construction Association

Once again, the Barrie Construction Association is organizing a unique, exclusive event that will provide key information as we bring our members and local municipalities together for a Construction Law Update.

No other event better facilitates such an opportunity to network, learn, and share, while simultaneously providing key information required for all proponents in the construction chain.

The BCA alongside the Council of Ontario Construction Associations was involved in the creating of legislation, giving the BCA Members a voice. This is what belonging to the BCA can do.

Welcome Address:

Rob Stiemer, President of the Barrie Construction Association

Opening Remarks:

Mayor Jeff Lehman Jeff Lehman, City of Barrie

Ian Cunningham Ian Cunningham, President of the Council of Ontario Construction Associations,

Keynote speaker:

Glenn Ackerley, Partner, WeirFoulds LLP

GLENN W. ACKERLEY is a partner with the law firm of WeirFoulds LLP in Toronto. With over 25 years of experience, Glenn practices exclusively in the area of construction and procurement law, representing clients from across the construction industry—including public and private owners, contractors, trades, suppliers, and design consultants—in a variety of construction-related matters. He regularly advises on project structures, construction and consultant contracts, procurement issues, and risk-avoidance strategies, often in the role of the “project lawyer”. When disputes arise, Glenn acts for clients in construction lien and trust claims, bond claims, and construction deficiency and delay claims.

Glenn is a Fellow of the Canadian College of Construction Lawyers and has been recognized as a leading construction law practitioner in both the Canadian Legal LEXPERT Directory and Best Lawyers in Canada, and is listed in the Chambers Canada directory. In terms of procurement, he has been named in the International Who’s Who of Public Procurement Lawyers, and the Chambers Global directory for Public Procurement for Canada. He is active in the construction industry, having been Chairman of the Board of the Toronto Construction Association, and currently serving on the Board of the Canadian Construction Association. Glenn speaks and writes regularly on construction and procurement matters for legal and industry conferences, seminars and publications.

Joined by:

Sandra Astolfo, Partner, WeirFoulds LLP

SANDRA ASTOLFO is a partner at WeirFoulds with more than 22 years' experience dedicated exclusively to the practice of construction and infrastructure law. She represents clients in prosecuting and defending lien and breach of trust claims, construction product liability claims, construction industry receiverships and assists clients with negotiating and drafting construction contracts.

Sandra is certified by The Law Society of Upper Canada as a Specialist in Construction and is one of Canada's leading construction lawyers having been consistently ranked in both Best Lawyers® in Canada and The Canadian Legal Lexpert® Directory.

Chris Zaleski, Regional Municipality of York


Networking Breakfast: 8:00am to 9:00am

Welcome Addresses: 9:00am to 9:30am

The New Construction Act: 9:30am to 12:00pm

There is no cost to attend this event and it is exclusive to Barrie Construction Association members and local procurement partners.

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