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Updated: Perpetual contracts terminable by just one side enforceable under Quebec civil law: SCC

Friday, July 28, 2017 @ 2:43 PM | By Cristin Schmitz

The Supreme Court of Canada has ruled that perpetual obligations are enforceable under Quebec civil law in a 6-3 judgment that requires the Quebec pharmacy chain Uniprix to stick to its contract of affiliation entitling a member drug store to unilaterally automatically renew its agreement every five years.

On July 28, the top court dismissed Uniprix’s appeal from decisions by the Quebec courts below declaring that the company’s contract with two pharmacists who co-own a Saint‑Lambert‑de‑Lauzon, Que., drug store is renewed for the five-year period ending...