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Good Faith in Contractual Performance: The Supreme Court’s Confusing Lesson in Wallace v. United Grain Growers Ltd

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  • In Wallace v. United Grain Growers Ltd. l the Supreme Court of Canada was asked to remedy the alleged bad faith by an employer, both for the fact of dismissing the plaintiffand for its manner ofeffecting thedismissal . This marks the first time that Canada's highest court has had to decide whether an indeterminate employment contract contains an implied term not to dismiss an employee, absent a good faith reason to do so, as well as whether a harsh manner ofdismissal falling short ofthe standard articulated in Vorvis v .Insurance Corp. ofBritish Colunzbia,2 can nonetheless found a cause of action in contract or in tort .

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    1998
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    Article (Published)
  • DOI
    https://doi.org/10.7939/R30P0WT3Q
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    © 1998 Shannon O'Byrne. 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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    • O'Byrne, S., (1998). Good Faith in Contractual Performance: The Supreme Court’s Confusing Lesson in Wallace v. United Grain Growers Ltd. Canadian Bar Review, 77(), 492-508.
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