Ian D. Shewen

Ian D. Shewen

Lerners LLP

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May the 50% Rule Rest in Peace

The time has come to repeal the 50% Rule (the “Rule”). The Ontario Legislature took a step in this direction by exempting renewable energy co-operatives from the application of the Rule. In so doing the Legislature...more

2/10/2014 - Canada Energy Policy Environmental Policies Renewable Energy

Infrastructure Ontario Requests for Proposals

Infrastructure Ontario issues Requests for Proposals to a shortlist of project teams who successfully complete the Request for Qualifications process. The Request for Proposal sets out the conditions and specifications...more

3/20/2013 - Canada Request for Proposals Request for Qualifications

Request for Qualifications

Infrastructure Ontario issues Requests for Qualifications for projects online inviting interested companies to submit qualifications for a project. There are two components in any Request for Qualifications that must be...more

3/12/2013

Joint Ventures

A joint venture is a contractual agreement joining together two or more parties for the purpose of executing a particular business undertaking. All parties agree to share in the profits and losses of the enterprise....more

2/26/2013 - Joint Venture

Pursuit of the Project

So you decided that you wanted to pursue funding through Infrastructure Ontario. Many applicants consider completing a project alone, however is this the only option available?...more

2/12/2013 - Funding Infrastructure Ontario Joint and Several Liability Partnerships

What Are Some Agreement Related Issues?

Whenever an agreement is signed, careful attention must be focused on whether the contract or agreement in question properly addresses the issues facing the parties. One common issue found in Infrastructure Ontario...more

11/28/2012 - Construction Contracts Infrastructure

Infrastructure Ontario Agreements

Numerous agreements are entered into throughout an Infrastructure Ontario project. This blog provides a brief overview of different types of agreements you may see. ...more

11/6/2012 - Assignments Construction Contracts

Types of Infrastructure Ontario Projects & How Financing Works

Now that you know what Infrastructure Ontario is, what types of projects does Infrastructure Ontario fund? Infrastructure Ontario projects tend to fall within two types...more

10/16/2012 - Construction Contracts Construction Loans Infrastructure

Infrastructure Ontario's Guiding Principles

Welcome to the latest series of blogs published by Lerners LLP on topics relevant to our clients. Over the next few months, this blog will provide information on infrastructure planning and financing through Infrastructure...more

9/18/2012 - Construction Contracts Infrastructure

Renewable Energy Co-Operatives - Open for Business?

The FIT Rules provide that project proponents have a certain amount of time to build their projects to validate their contracts. There are also key milestones that must be met at various points during project development. In...more

8/3/2012 - Co-Op Feed-in-Tariffs FSCO Renewable Energy

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