Almost One Year of Prompt Payment in Alberta, but still no Judicial Guidance!

By Thomas Nguyen, Summer Student at HMC Lawyers LLP and Dana Hagg, Associate at HMCLawyers LLP Last summer, for the first time in over twenty years, Alberta construction law underwent … read more

PGAA Notice of Annual General Meeting-2023-06-16 08:00

Please note that the Provincial Glaziers Association of Alberta (PGAA) will hold our annual general meeting on Friday, 2023-06-16 from 08:00 to 10:00. Since 1998, the PGAA has been the … read more

Calgary Construction Association Releases 2023 Alberta Provincial Election Platform

As we close in on the Alberta Provincial Election with the vote on 2023-05-29, the Calgary Construction Association (CCA) has released their Alberta Provincial Platform highlighting the challenges and opportunities … read more


After a recent GAMA dinner meeting, it is apparent that post-COVID, intake of apprentices, vital to the continuation of our industry, especially under the new Skilled Trades and Apprenticeship Education … read more

Important OH&S Changes To Be Aware Of







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Calgary Construction Association (CCA) Unveils Their Policy Platform for the Upcoming Provincial Election

The CCA platform, entitled “Building A Better Calgary,” (see proposes a range of measures designed to foster an environment in which construction businesses can thrive, create jobs, and drive … read more

Career Education in Alberta-Career Education Task Force-Final Report-March 2023

For decades now schools have encouraged and promoted university educations and the related professions far more than they have promoted the trades and skilled labour roles. In recent posts, we … read more

Apprenticeship Period Exams Returning for 2023/24 Academic Year

Following an Alberta Industry Round Table, held 2023-04-18, in Edmonton, with Kaycee Madu, Minister of Skilled Trades and Professions, and his Skilled Trades and Apprenticeship team, Apprenticeship Period Exams will … read more

Committee Required to Evaluate the Skilled Trades and Apprenticeship Act (STAE) and the Designated Trades and Restricted Activities Regulation (DTRA), Particularly as it Relates to “Glazier’

On 2023-03-23, the PGAA met with representatives of the Alberta Government- Alberta Advanced Education-Skilled Trades & Professions. The meeting was called in response to a number of preliminary inquiries the … read more


A recent article from HMC Lawyers, from a Calgary Construction Association (CCA) newsletter highlights the need to protect your rights with liens, even under the Prompt Payment Act. When Alberta … read more