Contracts - Interpretation - Multiple Related Contracts. Ottawa (City) v. ClubLink Corporation ULC
In Ottawa (City) v. ClubLink Corporation ULC (Ont CA, 2021) the Court of Appeal considered contractual interpretation where several contracts were meant to work together:
 As a result, the related contracts principle is also engaged in the interpretative process here. Under the related contracts principle, where more than one contract is entered into as part of an overall transaction, the contracts must be read in light of each other to achieve interpretive accuracy and give effect to the parties’ intentions: 3869130 Canada Inc. v. I.C.B. Distribution Inc., 2008 ONCA 396, 239 O.A.C. 137, at paras. 33-34; Salah v. Timothy’s Coffees of the World Inc., 2010 ONCA 673, 268 O.A.C. 279, at para. 16; Fuller v. Aphria Inc., 2020 ONCA 403, 4 B.L.R. (6th) 161, at para. 41, 51; Catalyst Capital Group Inc. v. Dundee Kilmer Developments Limited Partnership, 2020 ONCA 272, 150 O.R. (3d) 449, at para. 50.