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Canada’s federal and provincial governments have been taking significant steps to limit the spread of the novel coronavirus, COVID-19. Due to the various federal and provincial emergency orders implemented in response to COVID-19, certain businesses may not be able to fulfill their contractual obligations with various parties such as suppliers, purchasers, and ...

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The COVID-19 emergency, and resulting measures put in place by governments across Canada, will make it difficult for some companies to fulfill existing contractual obligations.

The purpose of this bulletin is to outline some of the relief that may be available to defaulting parties. Specifically, we will address force majeure clauses, frustration of contracts, and ...

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On February 11, 2020, the World Health Organization officially assigned the name “Covid-19” to the novel coronavirus that first appeared in Wuhan, China. Its outbreak in China (and increasingly, in other parts of the world) has caused widespread disruption in many people’s personal and professional lives. Some individuals and businesses may run into difficulty ...

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There has been a flood of commentary and discussion since the Supreme Court of Canada (“SCC” or the “Court”) decision in Bhasin v. Hrynew, 2014 SCC 71 (“Bhasin”) was issued on November 13th.

The reasons the case has garnered so much attention from practicing lawyers and legal academics, are twofold:

• The Court created a new duty of honesty in contractual ...

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