By Sara Stanley
The Law of Partnerships and Corporations, 4th Ed.
J. Anthony VanDuzer
“This accessible and practical reference provides an overview of the essential features of the law governing business organizations in Canada, both in theory and practice. It is a comprehensive and up-to-date guide for practitioners and business people setting up and using sole proprietorships, partnerships, and corporations to carry on small businesses as well as a thorough introduction to the law and policy of public company governance.
The fourth edition has been fully updated to reflect developments in the caselaw and statutory reforms in the last decade. Dozens of new cases are cited. The 2018 amendments to the Canada Business Corporations Act are discussed, including the requirements for public corporations to report on the diversity of their boards of directors that are not yet in force. The chapters on securities law, corporate governance, and corporate social responsibility have been significantly expanded. As well, features to improve the utility of the book have been added, such as more comprehensive cross-referencing throughout the text.”
Criminal law, 7th Ed.
“Since publication of the first edition in 1996, Criminal Law by Kent Roach has become one of the most highly regarded titles in Irwin Law’s Essentials of Canadian Law series. Professor Roach’s account of the current state of substantive criminal law in Canada has become essential reading not only in law schools but also among judges, practitioners, and others involved in the criminal justice system.
The seventh edition of Criminal Law has been thoroughly updated to include new developments such as the interaction of the legal rights in the Charter with the reasonable limits provision in section 1 of the Charter in R v KR, disagreements between the Ontario Court of Appeal and the Manitoba Court of Appeal about whether the exclusion of murder from the offence of duress can be justified, new developments in the offence of infanticide, and the relation of the due diligence defence to statutory standards.
The discussion of provocation has been updated and simplified to take into account the Supreme Court’s and Parliament’s recent restriction on the controversial defence. This new edition also has been revised to include important decisions from the Alberta and Nova Scotia Courts of Appeal and Parliament’s enactment of Bill C-51, which makes several changes to sexual assault offences.”
To Ensure that Justice is Done: Essays in Memory of Marc Rosenberg
Benjamin L. Berger, Emma Cunliffe, and James Stribopoulos
“This volume brings together leading scholars, practitioners, and jurists who have written chapters in tribute to the Honourable Marc Rosenberg’s legal and ethical contributions to the administration of justice.
Inspired by his work as a teacher, a lawyer, and a judge, the contributors reflect on key trends and contemporary issues in jurisprudence, legal education, the administration of justice, and legal ethics. The contributors examine topics including wrongful convictions, social justice and the criminal law, the role of the judge and lawyer, challenges facing the law of evidence, the past and future of Charter justice, and the function of legal education in contributing to the administration of justice in Canada and abroad.
The book is, thus, both a tribute to the life, work, and contributions of Marc Rosenberg, and an indispensable resource for all those concerned with the ways in which we seek justice in and through the law.”
Public Inquiries in Canada: Law and Practice
Ronda Bessner and Susan Lightstone
“Public inquiries have significantly shaped public policy in Canada. In recent years, we have had inquiries into the safety of drinking water, the use of tasers by police, breast cancer screening, the pediatric forensic pathology system, public contracts in the construction industry, and wrongful convictions. Inquiries continue to proliferate – take a look at the media in Canada in any given week and you’ll find calls for the creation of public inquiries, discussions of the efficacy of ongoing inquiries, and comments about the recommendations from inquiries recently concluded.
Public Inquiries in Canada: Law and Practice gives a full picture of the workings of an inquiry. Not only does it provide a comprehensive legal overview of an inquiry, it also offers practical guidance through each of the steps in the inquiry process. Through the voices and perspectives of those involved in every aspect of public inquiries, this book serves as a catalogue of the best practices in the conduct of a public inquiry, regardless of the mandate or terms of reference of the inquiry. The book is national in scope and the authors have included information that will be useful in all aspects of the inquiry process, and at all levels: federal, provincial/territorial, and municipal. Among the many contributors and interviewees in the book, you’ll hear from:
In addition to personal and accessible voices, this publication provides examples of the templates, documents, and legislation that can be relied upon by those involved.
Public Inquiries in Canada: A Guide to Law and Practice is organized in chronological fashion, from the calling of an inquiry by a government, to the submission of the commissioner’s report, and to the aftermath. By providing guidance, suggestions, and reflections, the authors have assembled a thorough review of the elements of an inquiry and the various roles of those involved. Legal rights and duties are discussed, and relevant cases and statutes are included and analyzed. With practical checklists and precedents, legal analysis and first-hand descriptions from all sides of an inquiry, the book can be used as a legal text, a guidebook, a reference text, or all three.
The book will prove useful to all those involved in a public inquiry. This includes those appointed commissioners of an inquiry (including judges), commission counsel and other members of the commission team such as policy analysts, investigators, document reviewers, media spokespersons, and staff persons working on inquiries; lawyers representing parties; and non-lawyers such as witnesses (including expert witnesses), counselors, journalists, members of the public – and others included in the inquiry process.”