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Source 1Baudouin, Jean-Louis. “Contract Law in Canada.” Contract Law in Canada. Accessed January 18, 2018.   In this source, the author’s thesis is aligned with the idea that legal contracts are “always formed in the same pattern.” It then goes on, explaining the general facets of contract law regarding purpose, stating that  “A contract is, above all, an instrument for the economic exchange of goods and services.” There is no argument to this source because it is an encyclopedia, meaning all of its content is factual instead of opinionated. The source is purely about Canadian law regarding legally binding contracts. It generally talks to the varying laws from different provinces, more specifically the Québec civil law and Canadian common law. This information is reliable because it is an official Canadian site which is updated very frequently and this is clear because it was uploaded February 6, 2012, and was last edited September 26, 2017. The source would be considered biased because it is connected to the Canadian government and they are not going to paint the legal system in a negative light meaning it is very one-sided in content. The goal of this source is to inform the Canadian public on how contract law works, and perhaps in addition to that, Canadian students studying law. This source is relevant to my legal topic because understanding what is considered legally binding in the courts of Canada rests largely on contract law. It affects my dialogue on the topic because it explains contract law in a comprehensive way, which in turn helps me absorb that direct information and reflect it clearly in my final presentation. It has confirmed what I believed about the topic and has added some more refined details to my knowledgeability. Source 2Hasselback, Drew. “Supreme Court of Canada imposes a general duty of good faith in contract performance.” Financial Post. November 13, 2014. Accessed January 18, 2018. This article’s thesis states that “Canadian contract law comes with a duty of good faith that requires parties to perform their contractual obligations honestly.” This article details a supreme court of Canada ruling. The main argument of this article is the notion that the Supreme Court of Canada says ‘good faith’ is an implied term to all common law contracts. In addition to that, it reflects many opinions regarding this formal acknowledgment of “good faith”, as the common law has ‘long resisted acknowledging a general duty of good faith in contracting outside those specific areas’. If anyone was curious as to what the article is about, it would be how the approach of Canadian common law is very out of step with civil law in Quebec and law in most U.S. jurisdictions. This opinion is reliable because it was published by a reputable source, the financial post. Despite this, it is a biased piece of writing because of it is a conservative right-wing website. The goal of this article is to explain how this change will first and foremost impact Canadian law. The information addressed in my article will affect my final presentation because it shows that “good faith” is now a larger factor in contract law. It has definitely shifted the way I view contract law because I used to think contract law was very straightforward and criteria instead of being full of ethical gray areas. Source 3Harold Stock & Co. “When Is A Contract Legally Binding?” Harold Stock & Co. Solicitors. March 23, 2015. Accessed January 18, 2018. This article doesn’t really have a thesis, it just goes straight into the facts of contract law, explaining how it works and what it means to have a legally binding contract and the steps leading up to one. The information is extremely reliable because it was written and posted by a reputable law firm. In addition to that, this source is really reliable because the target audience is people in need of legal assistance, meaning the firm would not benefit from lying about the process. The source is also objective because it is just outlining and listing contract law, this is relevant to my topic because it is important to understand the process of creating a legally binding contract. It affects my argument in a positive way because it gives me a factual basis to structure my opinion and arguments on. It has not changed my opinion on the issue of creating a binding contract in good faith as well as what it means to be “in breach of contract”.