What is the effect of back-dated acceptance of a contract?

Alberta, Canada

The following excerpt is from Hayes v. Douglas, 1976 CanLII 317 (AB QB):

In my view this is exactly the position here. The contract was complete on the Saturday. The evidence was, and I accept it, that it was back-dated to the day of acceptance. There was no intention as there was in Neider v. Carda of Peace River District Ltd., 1972 CanLII 131 (SCC), [1972] 4 W.W.R. 513, 25 D.L.R. (3d) 363 (Can.), to defraud the Registrar or anyone else.

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