What is the test for repudiation of a contract?

Alberta, Canada


The following excerpt is from 1314058 Alberta Ltd v Albers, 2018 ABQB 9 (CanLII):

A fundamental breach entitling the innocent party to repudiate the contract must be a breach that goes to the root of the contract and therefore deprives the contracting party of substantially the entire benefit of the very thing for which it contracted (Angeltvedt v. Flint Field Services Ltd, 2010 ABQB 749).

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