Canadian Parliamentary Library renovation sparks multimillion lawsuit

The firms who gave the Library of Parliament an award-winning facelift are embroiled in court battles over who should pay for millions of dollars in cost overruns on the project.

One lawsuit that started as a claim between two construction companies has since spawned third, fourth and fifth party claims, drawing in eight of the companies that worked on the renovation. And the project’s general contractor, Thomas Fuller Construction, has filed a $21.5-million lawsuit against the federal government over delays in decision-making and hundreds of changes to the original scope of work.