The reasonable reliance component distinguishes the test for negligent misrepresentation from that of fraudulent misrepresentation. In Hamilton v. Callaway, 2016 BCCA 189 at para. 51, Justice MacKenzie explained: …negligent misrepresentation requires the purchaser to have reasonably relied on the misrepresentation, whereas fraudulent misrepresentation requires only that the purchaser was induced to enter the contract in reliance upon the representation.
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