Reilly v R (1934)

Appellant
was appointed to be member of Board established by Canadian statute which
specified period of appointment and salary.
During
term of appointment, Parliament of Canada abolished office by repealing
provision which established Board.
No
compensation provided.
Appellant
claimed damages for breach of contract.
Privy
Council held claim failed, because so far as appellant’s rights were
contractual, further performance had become impossible by statute.
Hence
contract was discharged.