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Good Faith, Honesty and the Bhasin v. Hrynew Decision: Where to From Here?

Date
April 28, 2017
Time
8:30 AM - 2:00 PM
Location
Ryerson University’s Ted Rogers School of Management, 55 Dundas St. West, Toronto [9th floor, room TRS 3-109]

Video: https://ryecast.ryerson.ca/112/Watch/11409.aspx

Presentation (PDF/PPT): Daniele Bertolini - PDF fileSession 1 (Bhasin Discussion), PDF fileSession 2 (Bhasin Implications)

Presentation (PDF/PPT): PDF fileAndrea Bolieiro

Presentation (PDF/PPT): PDF fileAngela Swan

Presentation (PDF/PPT): PDF fileKernaghan Webb

In the Bhasin v. Hrynew decision, the Supreme Court of Canada ruled that there is a common law "duty to act honestly" in the performance of contractual obligations, and that "good faith" is an "organizing principle" of the common law of contract. A major objective of the workshop is to explore the practical implications of this decision.

This event is the brainchild of the Law and Business Department at Ryerson University, with Ryerson CSR Institute support.  Law and CSR are often heavily intertwined, and the subject matter of this workshop is a good example of this. While many of the panelists are "black letter law" types, at least one of the panelists will be speaking specifically on the connection between the law of contract and corporate social responsibility.

This event is supported by the Ryerson University Institute for the Study of Corporate Social Responsibility, the Ryerson Law and Business Student Association, the Ryerson Commerce and Governance Association and the Ryerson CSR Student Association.    

Dr. Daniele Bertolini (Assistant Professor, Ryerson University)

Andrea Bolieiro (Associate, Pape Barristers Professional Corporation)

Yonni Fushman (Senior Vice President and General Counsel, Aecon Group Inc.)

Russel Groves (Associate, Filion Wakely Thorup Angeletti)

Samaneh Hosseini (Partner, Strikeman Elliott)

Robin Schwill (Partner, Davies Ward Phillips & Vineberg LLP)

Angela Swan (Counsel, Aird & Berlis)

Dr. Kernaghan Webb (Associate Professor, Ryerson University)