The Law of Contracts, Second Edition


The Law of Contracts, Second Edition


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The Law of Contracts, second edition, is a thorough revision of this authoritative text in Irwin Law’s Essentials of Canadian Law series. It includes discussion of recent jurisprudential developments in variety of topics including:

  • The new doctrine in Tercon Contractors Ltd. v. British Columbia (2010) for determining the enforceability and application of exculpatory clauses.
  • The possible implications of the new doctrine of the “unconscionable term.”
  • The effect of Shafron v. KRG Insurance Brokers (Western) Inc. (2009) on the doctrine of restraint of trade and the concept of notional severance.
  • The implications of Fidler v. Sun Life Assurance Co. of Canada (2006) and Honda Canada Inc. v. Keays (2008) on the availability of damages for non-pecuniary injury.
  • The ability to limit the effect of ContractA/Contract B analysis in tendering illustrated by Double N. Earthmovers Ltd. v. Edmonton (City) (2007).
  • The ability to seek equitable compensation when equitable rescission is barred, recognized in Rick v. Brandsema (2009).

The book also incorporates reference to leading Canadian cases on the doctrines of consideration, duress and good faith and discussion of recent English authorities dealing with such matters as contract interpretation and the rule in Hadley v. Baxendale.

McCamus on Contracts is an indispensible resource for anyone interested in modern Canadian contract law.



Publication Date



Irwin Law


Toronto, Ontario


Contracts; Canada


Bibliographic Citation
McCamus, John D. The Law of Contracts [2nd Edition]. Toronto, ON: Irwin Law, 2012. Print.

The Law of Contracts, Second Edition