Partner Bruce Reynolds has received Lexpert‘s prestigious Zenith Award which honours change agents in law. Bruce was presented with this award for the significant impact he has made on the creation of important Canadian construction industry-related policy.

Bruce acted as Counsel for the Ontario Government in conducting a review of Ontario’s Construction Lien Act, and then worked closely with the Ministry of the Attorney General in drafting Bill 142. Bill 142, “An Act to Amend the Construction Lien Act” was unanimously passed in the Ontario Legislative Assembly in December 2017. Currently, he is acting as Co-counsel for the Government of Canada (Public Services and Procurement Canada) to conduct an expert review and prepare a report and recommendations regarding promptness of payment and adjudication in relation to federal construction projects. Bruce (and Co-counsel Sharon Vogel) delivered their report to PSPC in June 2018, which recommended the adoption of prompt payment and adjudication at the federal level. Now, other jurisdictions in Canada are considering the federal government’s decision to follow these recommendations, and there is potential for legislative alignment across the country.

Please join us in congratulating Bruce on this tremendous public policy-related achievement.

 

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