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Contracts - Interpretation - Extrinsic evidence and parol evidence rule - Conduct of parties

Thursday, January 26, 2017 @ 7:00 PM  

Appeal by Shewchuk from the dismissal of his breach of contract claim against Blackmont. Shewchuk was a successful stockbroker employed in the Calgary office of Blackmont Capital (Blackmont). His compensation plan provided for the highest level of commission, which was 52 per cent of the fees Blackmont earned from a retail transaction. The plan also provided for referral fees to Blackmont’s Capital Markets group in Toronto, the amounts of which were discretionary, determined by executives of the Retail Group and Capital Markets. Like other investment advisors,...