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Even Silence May Breach the Duty of Honest Contractual Performance

In December 2020, the Supreme Court of Canada (SCC) decided in C.M. Callow Inc. v. Zollinger [1], refining and expanding the contractual duty of honest performance recognized in Bhasin v. Hrynew [2].

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Welcome to Janessa

Welcome to Janessa! We are thrilled to announce the arrival of Associate Lawyer, Janessa Mason, to the Ascendion team.

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From the Courtroom to Zoom

In early June, I acted as counsel for the British Columbia College of Nursing Professionals (the largest regulatory health college in the Province) in a two-day appeal. In a future post

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Farewell to Cory and Welcoming Chelsea

We welcome Chelsea Salindong to the Ascendion Law team as our new Legal Administrative Assistant.

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Legislating a suspension of breach of contract due to COVID-19

The provincial government should introduce legislation to prohibit the right to sue for breach of contract when the alleged breach is

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The benefits of decision analysis

Most litigators who have benefitted from participating as counsel in a few trials can assess, with reasonable confidence, whether their client has a "strong" or a "weak" case.

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Fix your corporate year-end headaches with rectification orders

Corporate law practice presents many opportunities to commit minor slips and errors. Shareholders go missing. Paralegals forget to file annual reports. Resolutions transpose vertical amalgamation approvals for horizontal amalgamations.

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fairness opinions in plans of arrangements

In 2014, corporate and securities lawyers across Canada united with grave concern over the Ontario Superior Court of Justice's decision in Champion Iron Mines, 2014 ONSC 1988.

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Leading the industry in Innovation

The Canadian Bar Association - BC appointed Chilwin Cheng to its Innovation and Business Practice committee. The Committee identifies changes that impact lawyers' business and the practice of law.

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We welcome Cory and Katy to Ascendion Law!

Cory graduated from the UK with an LL.B. and completed the requirements to commence articles in Canada.

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