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Editorial: Don’t add health requirement to state construction contractors

As if construction company owners didn’t have enough to worry about, Senate Bill 287 would require those contracting with the state to offer health insurance to their employees, with some exceptions. 34 more words

Opinion

IMPACT OF NEW CLAIMS PROCEDURES ON PROJECT ADMINISTRATION FOR PUBLIC ENTITIES AND CONTRACTORS

This focuses on Public Contract Code § 9204, the new law requiring a minimum claims resolution procedure for claims arising in public contracts (“Section 9204”).  Below is a listing of the key aspects of Section 9204, some analysis and practical advice, along with a timeline sequence of how the new statute works.  3,417 more words

Construction Law

Work on Atwater Ave. delayed till 2017

Two major roadwork projects that have choked traffic in western downtown for months are delayed — one of them until next year.

Atwater Ave., between Sherbrooke St. 379 more words

Local News

Editorial: Municipal contracts need oversight, too

Almost a year after the Charbonneau Commission issued its final report on shady practices in the awarding of public contracts, the Quebec government is moving forward on its most crucial recommendation. 452 more words

Quebec Politics

Mayor puts Biodôme project on ice after contract bids come in at double the estimate

Mayor Denis Coderre has cancelled a large contract to renovate the Biodôme for Montreal’s 375th anniversary after the bids came in at more than double an estimate of $14.2 million for the work. 872 more words

Local News