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Not So Common Law

Now Online ** CALL members only!** 

Members must register for EACH session they wish to attend. 

Until CALL resumes in person events “Not So Common Law” will be available in a virtual format for all CALL members to enjoy. This program is facilitated and presented by Jim Conway, CALL member & lawyer.

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About Not So Common Law

We are going to explore the historical and social background of some of the intriguing, interesting and important legal cases which have had lasting impact on our society and affect our lives today. Each month we will have a presentation about some of these famous and fascinating cases, plus the opportunity to discuss legal current affairs. Legal issues and law cases will be based on current events and participants ’ interests. Some of our upcoming topics are:

  • What are your “Constitutional Rights”? Canada’s Constitution and remedies for infringement of an individual’s constitutional rights
  • Civil Rights. Canadian Law on the subject of racism and discrimination
  • You can’t fight City Hall!”. Actually you can. Legal actions against the Crown and governments
  • What you don’t know about being a tenant or being a landlord
  • Upcoming changes to the law regarding Medical Assistance in Dying [MAID]

Duty of Honesty in Contracts

In a series of recent decisions the Supreme Court of Canada has upended Canadian common law by articulating a new overarching principle of good faith performance within contract law which requires that contracting parties generally must perform their contractual duties honestly and reasonably and not capriciously or arbitrarily.

In doing so the SCC has imposed a new duty of honesty in contractual performance that requires all contracting parties to act honestly toward each other in performing the contract. Wait. What?! Does this mean that there wasn’t a duty to act honestly in making and performing contracts before? That the law permitted contracting parties to lie or intentionally mislead each other regarding the performance of their contract?

Find out at the next session of Not So Common Law.


Dates and Details

When:Last Monday of the month (with exceptions)
Time:1:00 - 3:00 PM
Dates:June 28, Sept 27, Oct 25, Nov 22, Dec--NO SESSION (too close to Christmas), 2021

Jan 24, Feb 28, Mar 28, Apr 25, May 30 (4th Monday is Victoria Day), June 28, 2022

Where:Online Zoom meetings until  in person meetings are allowed
Presenter:Jim Conway, lawyer

Dale Rudd, Coordinator

** You must be a member of CALL to register

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