• Through the Scratched Looking Glass: Sattva, Ledcor, Teal and Developments in the Law of Contract
  • January 5, 2018 | Authors: Sandra Corbett; Ryan Krushelnitzky
  • Law Firm: Field Law - Edmonton Office
  • The 2014 Sattva Capital Corp. v. Creston Moly Corp.1 decision of the Supreme Court of Canada resulted in two significant changes to the law of contract in Canada. First, Sattva broadened the scope and availability of the use of surrounding circumstances for the purpose of contractual interpretation. Second, recognising the factual nature of those surrounding circumstances, the Court held that questions of contractual interpretation were questions of mixed law and fact. A deferential, rather than the traditional correctness, standard of review now applies to appeals on questions of contractual interpretation.