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The Canadian principle of unjust enrichment: Comparative insights into the law of restitution

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  • In this article, the author explores the principle of unjust enrichment as formulated by courts of common law jurisdictions in Canada. He analyzes and assesses that principle in light of comparable principles applied in England, Australia and Quebec. He argues that while sound in many respects, the Canadian principle of unjust enrichment often is characterized by a relative lack of analytical rigour. He concludes by suggesting that Canadian courts might profitably consider the approaches adopted in other jurisdictions. | L 'auteur examine le principe d'enrichissement sans cause tel que leformulent les cours de common law au Canada. 11 analyse et value le principe 6 la lumire de principes comparables appliques en Angleterre, en Australie et au Quebec. I1 soutient que, bien que solide i de nombreux cgards, le principe canadien d enrichissement injustifid se caractdrise souvent par une absence relative de rigueur analytique. 11 sugg~re en conclusion que les cours canadiennes s 'inspirent des approches adopties ailleurs.

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    1999
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    https://doi.org/10.7939/R3S17T69Z
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    © 1999 Mitchell McInnes et al. This version of this article is open access and can be downloaded and shared. The original author(s) and source must be cited.
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    • McInnes, M. (1999). The Canadian principle of unjust enrichment: Comparative insights into the law of restitution. Alberta Law Review, 37(1), 1-37. Retrieved from http://heinonline.org/HOL/Page?public=false&handle=hein.journals/alblr37&page=1&collection=journals
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