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BC Small Claims Limit Increases to $35,000

BC Small Claims Court

On June 1st, the Small Claims Limit in BC increased from $25,000 to $35,000.

Creditors can now sue larger outstanding debts in the more streamlined BC Small Claims system which could mean a quicker collection result.


Ontario to Extend Time Limit to File Construction Liens

Ontario Construction Lien Act

The Ontario Government has introduced legislation that will extend the time limit allowed to file a construction lien if invoices remain unpaid.

Assuming the legislation becomes law, the new time limit to file a construction lien in Ontario will increase from the current 45 days to 90 days. The time limit to sue in court to enforce the lien will also increase from 45 to 90 days. The Attorney General’s office says it expects the new regulations to take effect in 2018.