Is Revelstoke entitled to collect its lien at the expiration of the statutory period?

Saskatchewan, Canada

The following excerpt is from Smithson v. M. L. Plumbing & Heating Ltd., 1977 CanLII 1461 (SK CA):

Revelstoke having registered its lien on 17th February 1975 — three days after the expiration of the statutory period as that term is used in s. 37(2) (b) — cannot assert an entitlement to collect on its claim “at the expiration of the statutory period”. To hold otherwise would be to penalize the appellants in defiance of the second principle in Doig v. Stehn.

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