What Every Local Government Should Know About Good Faith in Contract Performance

Adrienne Atherton, Partner, Civic Legal LLP
Pam Jefcoat, Partner, Civic Legal LLP

Local governments enter into a variety of contracts, MOUs, and letters of intent in the administration of their public services, including licenses, leases, service agreements, construction agreements, and partnering agreements. In 2014, the SCC introduced to common law jurisdictions the duty of good faith contractual performance, and lawyers, judges, and contracting parties, such as local governments, have been grappling with what it means in practice. In this session we will discuss what this legal principle means to local governments in their day-to-day implementation of their contracts and will provide examples from recent case law. We will also provide tips to avoid liability risks.


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