The Supreme Court of Canada Moves the Law of Contract: The Principle of Good Faith and the Duty to Act Honestly

The Supreme Court of Canada Moves the Law of Contract: The Principle of Good Faith and the Duty to Act Honestly

On November 13, 2014, the Supreme Court of Canada released its much anticipated decision in Bhasin v. Hrynew, 2014 SCC 71.  In its decision, the Supreme Court of Canada for the first time expressly recognized “good faith” as an organizing principle in the operation of contract law in Canadian common law provinces.