What are the elements required to succeed in a claim for negligent misrepresentation?

British Columbia, Canada


The following excerpt is from Szopa v Canada (Attorney General), 2018 BCSC 2164 (CanLII):

The Queen v. Cognos Incorporated, 1993 CanLII 146 (SCC), [1993] 1 S.C.R. 87, at p. 22, sets out the elements required for a party to succeed in a claim for negligent misrepresentation. Five elements are listed as essential, the first of which is that there is a duty of care owed.

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