Construction

Events & Seminars


  • April 28, 2017
    8:30 am - 11:00 am

Last year, the Winnipeg Construction Association had so many questions on drug and alcohol testing during our labour law and the construction industry session, they have decided to put together a full session on this topic. There will be a review of important court decisions as well as practical suggestions on how to deal with this difficult (and increasingly common) issue in the workplace.


  • May 5, 2017 - May 8, 2017
    8:00 am - 5:00 pm

TDS is pleased to be a sponsor of Innovate Manitoba. Launchpad Bootcamp, in Winnipeg May 5-8, 2017 is for serious entrepreneurs, offering 3.5 intense days of boot camps presented by experienced national and international angel investor and entrepreneurs.

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  • Manitoba legislation requiring barrier-free delivery of services in both the public and the private sectors has begun the phase-in process.

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  • Municipalities are granted powers of expropriation under The Municipal Act and other empowering legislation. Expropriation is the taking of land that belongs to another.

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  • A “pay when paid” clause is one of the more contentious contractual provisions that can be found in a construction contract. As its name suggests, a “pay when paid” clause provides that a subcontractor is not entitled to be paid for its work until the contractor receives payment from the owner of the project. This clause seeks to shift the risk of an owner’s non-payment from contractors to subcontractor. In the absence of such a clause, if an owner fails to pay the contractor for work completed by the subcontractor, the contractor must still pay the subcontractor for the work completed.

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  • The Manitoba Legislature is considering a bill to consolidate the regulation of various types of equipment. The Technical Safety Act will replace a series of equipment-specific statutes with a single regulatory framework. The Act creates the office of a director of technical safety with broad powers of administration and enforcement. Penalties for violations will be significantly increased. The Bill has received second reading and is proceeding through the committee stage.

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  • Intoxicants have any number of deleterious consequences in a workplace including effects on performance, the health and safety of others and an employer’s reputation. It is then no wonder that employers are keen to introduce drug and alcohol testing policies into the workplace. However, courts and arbitrators have been live to this fact, attempting to balance the rights of the employee against the rights of the employer. As a result of this balancing act, there are a number of decisions which offer guidelines for employers with respect to the implementation of drug and alcohol testing policies.

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  • Last year, the Winnipeg Construction Association had so many questions on drug and alcohol testing during our labour law and the construction industry session, they have decided to put together a full session on this topic. There will be a review of important court decisions as well as practical suggestions on how to deal with this difficult (and increasingly common) issue in the workplace.

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  • In this session, we will discuss the different insurance policies which are typically seen on construction projects, including builder’s risk policies, wrap-up liability policies, and professional liability policies. We will also provide an overview of recent court decision which demonstrate how these policies are being interpreted by the courts. In addition, we will discuss construction bonding, including a discussion on bid bonds, performance bonds, labour and material payment bonds as well as lien bonds. TDS lawyer Jon Woolley will be presenting this session, which is being held by the Winnipeg Construction Association.

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  • Gain insight on the anatomy of a construction claim from its origins to its resolution. In this session, you will acquire practical suggestions on how to properly provide notice of a claim and proper documentation of claims. This session will also include all forms of dispute resolution, from negotiation to mediation to arbitration or litigation, and will cover the process, timelines, costs, and pros and cons of each dispute resolution process. TDS lawyer Jon Woolley will be presenting this session, which is being held by the Winnipeg Construction Association.

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  • Need a review of commonly used construction contracts, including CCDC and CCA contracts? Get a refresher on some of the typical provisions contained in construction contracts and examine how different risks are allocated throughout a contract. This session will also feature a discussion on commonly litigated provisions of contracts making reference to recent decisions in Manitoba and across Canada. TDS lawyer Jon Woolley will be presenting this session, which is being held by the Winnipeg Construction Association.

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  • We are pleased to announce that Compliance Day™ will be returning in 2016. Compliance Day™ is a half-day seminar covering a range of legal topics related to compliance. This year, the seminar will be held at the Inn at the Forks.

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