Lien legislation under review in both B.C. and Ontario

Ontario’s Construction Lien Act is under review and I was recently asked (and agreed) to participate in the process. However, I didn’t know, and just read in “B.C. Builders Lien Act reform getting underway” by Russell Hixson in the Journal of Commerce, that British Columbia’s Builders Lien Act is currently undergoing a similar review. While the lien legislation of the two Provinces share a lot of similarities, they also have some pretty significant differences. It will be interesting to see how the reviews unfold and whether the proposed (and ultimately implemented) changes take the two acts in the same direction or if, instead, one finds a change (or changes) that the other doesn’t.