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New Books for Spring

Here’s a selection of recent additions to our print collection:  

Cannabis in the Workplace by Gilmore. KF 3540 G55 2018 / Practice Collection, 2nd Floor.

This text provides guidance for employers facing challenges brought about by cannabis legalization. It covers areas of concern such as human rights, privacy, health and safety and impairment testing. References to relevant legislation and case law, as well as sample privacy and workplace policies are also included.

Employment Law for Paralegals by Romano & Filsinger. KF 3320 .ZB3 R66 2018 / Practice Collection, 2nd Floor.

Written specifically for paralegals, Employment Law for Paralegals offers substantive overviews of labour law, employment law, human rights and the new changes made to the Employment Standards Act in 2018. This text was created with the specific scope of paralegal practice in mind when speaking to the administration of legal services involving: the employment contract, privacy in the workplace, tort law, dismissal without cause, and more.

Fitness to Stand Trial: Fairness First & Foremost by Schneider & Bloom. KF 9242 S35 2018 / Practice Collection, 2nd Floor.

This book explores a legal issue that affects mental health practitioners and criminal courts daily: fitness to stand trial. Whether it involves fitness assessments, psychiatric reports or fitness hearings, Fitness to Stand Trial: Fairness First and Foremost helps navigate the complex and sometimes unsettled dynamics of the Fitness Rules. With chapters on the “Unfit to Stand Trial” test, psychiatric aspects of fitness, assessing fitness to stand trial, trial of the issues of fitness and more, this text helps to interpret this common but at times convoluted legal issue.

The Fundamentals of Statutory Interpretation by Hutchison. KF 425 H88 2018 / Practice Collection, 2nd Floor.

This book provides an accessible analysis of Canadian statutory interpretation, structured around Driedger’s modern principle. It covers the foundations of statutory interpretation, textual and contextual meaning and also includes separate in-depth chapters on legislative history and intent, temporal application of statutes, judicial review and constitutional interpretation.

Law for Healthcare Providers by Nelson & Ogbogu. KF 3821 N44 2018 / Practice Collection, 2nd Floor.

Acting as a primer of sorts for Canadian health care providers and their students, Law for Health Care Providers provides overviews of areas of health law which concern: indigenous peoples, medical negligence, consent, medical records, organ and tissue donation, end of life care and health research. This book mainly deals with Canadian common law jurisdictions. 

Prosecuting and Defending Offences Against Children: A Practitioner’s Handbook by Joyal et al. KF 9323 J69 2019 / Practice Collection, 2nd Floor.

The latest title in the Criminal Law Series is a valuable resource for both Crown and defence counsel dealing with cases of sexual abuse and other offences against children. Differences in the way children and adults interact with the criminal justice system are examined, and procedural considerations, such as children as witnesses, testimonial aids, disclosure and expert evidence and sentencing, are covered. The text is clearly laid out and includes ample case references.

Surrogacy in Canada: Critical Perspectives in Law and Policy edited by Gruben et al. KF 3830 S94 2018 / Practice Collection, 2nd Floor.

In wake of the proposal of major reforms to the regulatory framework of surrogacy, Surrogacy in Canada: Critical Perspectives in Law and Policy explores the challenges associated with the regulation of surrogacy today. Addressing such issues as surrogate autonomy, lack of empirical research, the internationalization of surrogacy and the need for effective and responsive law and policy, this book offers a critical perspective on the governance and experience of surrogacy in Canada while making recommendations for change.

Taxation of Cannabis in Canada by Tomlinson. KF 6624 .M37 C36 2018 / Practice Collection, 2nd Floor.

This handbook covers taxation and regulation of recreational cannabis across all Canadian jurisdictions.  Appendices contain the text of relevant federal legislation, CRA forms and notices, as well as a sample calculation of federal and provincial cannabis duty.  


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Recent Arrivals

From drug-impaired driving and racial profiling to competition law and torts – here are some of our new titles and new editions:

Canadian Tort Law, 11th ed., by Linden et al. KF 1250 L562 2018 / Practice Collection, 2nd Floor.

  • The 11th edition of this leading treatise provides a thoroughly updated analysis of all aspects of tort law, with details of important appellate cases from the last five years.

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New Books for Fall 2018

New titles and updated editions now available at the Great Library:

Administrative Law

Administrative Law in Practice: Principles and Advocacy by Sossin & Lawrence. KF 5402 S67 2018 / Practice Collection, 2nd Floor.

Appellate Procedure

Sopinka and Gelowitz on the Conduct of an Appeal, 4th ed., KF 9058 .ZA2 S66 2018 / Practice Collection, 2nd Floor. New edition

Class Actions

The Class Action Effect, edited by Piché. KF 8896 .A75 C536 2018 / 1st Floor.

Class Actions in Canada: The Promise and Reality of Access to Justice by Kalajdzic. KF 8896 K34 2018 / 1st Floor.

Environmental Class Actions in Canada by Durocher. KF 3775 .ZA2 D87 2018 / Practice Collection, 2nd Floor.

Competition Law

Litigating Competition Law in Canada, edited by Iatrou. KF 1650 .ZA2 L585 2018 / Practice Collection, 2nd Floor.

Criminal Law

Indigenous People and the Criminal Justice System: A Practitioner’s Handbook by Rudin. KF 8210.C7 R83 2018 / Practice Collection, 2nd Floor.

Prosecuting and Defending Sexual Offence Cases: A Practitioner’s Handbook by Greenspan. KF 9325 B78 2018 / Practice Collection, 2nd Floor.

Employment Law

Termination of Employment by Samfiru & Moody. KF 3471 S26 2018 / Practice Collection, 2nd Floor.

Estates

When I Die: Financial Planning for Life and Death 2019 by Duncan. KF 750 D86 2019 / Practice Collection, 2nd Floor.

Challenging the Validity of Wills, 2nd ed. by Hull KF 755 H84 2018 / Practice Collection, 2nd Floor. New edition

Landlord and Tenant

Residential Tenancies, 11th ed. by Feldman. KF 590 L34 2018 / Practice Collection, 2nd Floor. New edition

Legal Writing

Communication and Writing for Paralegals by O’Mara et al. KF 250 O43 2018 / Reference Office, 2nd Floor.

Medical Assistance in Dying

Assisted Death: Legal, Social and Ethical Issues after Carter, edited by Ross. KF 3827 .E87 A88 2018 / Practice Collection, 2nd Floor.

Procurement

A Practical Guide to Public Procurement by Cutler. KF 849 C88 2018 / Practice Collection, 2nd Floor.

Small Claims

Bennett on Small Claims Court. KF 8769 B46 2018 / Practice Collection, 2nd Floor.

Surrogacy

Surrogacy: Law, Practice and Policy in England and Wales by Cabeza et al. KF 390.5 .H8 C33 2018 / 1st Floor.

And in our circulating collection …

More Tough Crimes: True Cases by Canadian Judges and Criminal Lawyers, edited by Trudell & Shyba. KF 9655 .A2 M67 2017 / Circulating Collection, 2nd Floor.

Women in Criminal Justice: True Cases By & About Canadian Women & the Law, edited by Trudell & Shyba. KF 299 .W6 W66 2018 / Circulating Collection, 2nd Floor.