The elements of the tort of negligent misrepresentation were enunciated in Queen v. Cognos Inc., 1993 CanLII 146 (SCC),  1 S.C.R. 87 at 110: (1) there must be a duty of care based on a ‘special relationship’ between the representor and representee; (2) the representation in question must be untrue, inaccurate, or misleading; (3) the representor must have acted negligently in making said misrepresentation; (4) the representee must have relied, in a reasonable manner, on said negligent misrepresentation; and (5) the reliance must have been detrimental to the representee in the sense that damages resulted.
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