Carmelina has booked a hair appointment with Rosco Petrie.

    November 2, 2022

Carmelina has booked a hair appointment with Rosco Petrie. Carmelina can’t believe her luck. Rosco has won lots of hairdressing competitions and is much in demand. Due to this, Rosco requires payment one week in advance of the appointment including a 20% gratuity. Carmelina has no problem with that and is excited to see that the payment has gone through. A few days before her scheduled appointment, the Ontario government announces that due to a resurgence in COVID-19 cases in the province, the province is going into lockdown at midnight and will remain in lockdown for at least 2 weeks with only essential services operational. Hairdressing is not designated an essential service. Is Rosco Petrie in breach of contract? Why or why not? Explain your answer with reference to the facts of the scenario and any relevant legal principles. 7. Ryan and Sandeep have entered into a written contract whereby Sandeep will remove ten trees from Ryan’s property and will build a lap pool for the sum of $35,000. The first installment of $17,500 is due to be paid when Sandeep commences work on the pool. Sandeep obtains a permit to remove the trees, removes them, and is about to commence work on the pool when Ryan tells Sandeep that, unfortunately, Ryan and his partner are splitting up and will be selling the house. They do not wish to proceed with the pool project. Sandeep has lots of work lined up and can just move onto the next project, but Sandeep doesn’t want to be taken advantage of. What remedy should Sandeep seek in this situation and why? Explain your answer with reference to the facts of the scenario and any relevant legal principles.

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