Can a claim be made in tort for negligent misrepresentation, even when the parties are in a contractual relationship?

British Columbia, Canada

The following excerpt is from Hayes v. Schimpf et al, 2004 BCSC 1408 (CanLII):

The law is clear that a claim in tort for negligent misrepresentation may be made, even when the parties are also in a contractual relationship: See Queen v. Cognos, 1993 CanLII 146 (SCC), [1993] 1 S.C.R. 87 at para. 37.

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