By Sara Stanley
This blog post is part two covering the fall 2019 additions to the Law Society Library. You can find part one here.
Cannabis in the Workplace
John R. Gilmore
“Legalization of cannabis will have a large impact on workplaces in ways that alcohol has not. Employers face various cannabis-related issues with respect to health and safety, privacy, accommodation, and even criminal matters. This book provides needed guidance and straightforward analysis, and it identifies areas of possible concern for employers.”
Peace and Good Order: The Case for Indigenous Justice in Canada
Harold R. Johnson
“In early 2018, the failures of Canada’s justice system were sharply and painfully revealed in the verdicts issued in the deaths of Colten Boushie and Tina Fontaine. The outrage and confusion that followed those verdicts inspired former Crown prosecutor and bestselling author Harold R. Johnson to make the case against Canada for its failure to fulfill its duty under Treaty to effectively deliver justice to Indigenous people, worsening the situation and ensuring long-term damage to Indigenous communities.
In this direct, concise, and essential volume, Harold R. Johnson examines the justice system’s failures to deliver “peace and good order” to Indigenous people. He explores the part that he understands himself to have played in that mismanagement, drawing on insights he has gained from the experience; insights into the roots and immediate effects of how the justice system has failed Indigenous people, in all the communities in which they live; and insights into the struggle for peace and good order for Indigenous people now.”
Intellectual Property Law in Commercial Transactions
“When IP issues arise in commercial transactions, this remarkable new book ensures you have an intellectual property specialist at your side. Get immediate, expert direction on the acquisition, sale, and licensing of:
Government Information in Canada: Access and Stewardship
Amanda Wakaruk, Sam-chin Li
“Public access to government information forms the foundation of a healthy liberal democracy. Because this information can be precarious, it needs stewardship. Government Information in Canada provides analysis about the state of Canadian government information publishing. Experts from across the country draw on decades of experience to offer a broad, well-founded survey of history, procedures, and emerging issues—particularly the challenges faced by practitioners during the transition of government information from print to digital access.
This is an indispensable book for librarians, archivists, researchers, journalists, and everyone who uses government information and wants to know more about its publication, circulation, and retention.”
The Canadian Construction Contracts Guidebook
Elliot A. Smith
“Discover this new resource that clearly outlines the commercial considerations in establishing the legal framework between the various parties to a construction project.
The Canadian Construction Contracts Guidebook addresses the issues from the perspective of how best to establish the contractual arrangement, as opposed to addressing contract administration issues or trying to resolve a dispute after it has arisen on a construction project.
The book also provides helpful context and a guide to understanding many of the issues faced in negotiating a construction contract. It provides practical suggestions and alternatives to addressing contract issues as well as sample clauses in respect of the issues that frequently arise in the negotiation of a construction contract.”
Attacks on the Rule of Law from Within
Joanna Baron, Maxime St-Hilaire
“This volume is a collection of six papers developed from the Runnymede Society’s 2018 national conference by a community of legal experts in response to Supreme Court of Canada Justice Rosalie Abella’s comment that “the phrase ‘rule of law’ annoys her”.
Grounded on the intuition that the legal profession supports the rule of law, the papers examine the historical perspective on threats to the rule of law, the sufficiency of the current Canadian legal framework to support this ideal and how the principle of stare decisis as observed by the Supreme Court of Canada undermines the spirit of the rule of law. The volume also discusses how the law relating to Aboriginal title and the duty to consult fails to adhere to the Rule of Law standards and therefore to the detriment of indigenous and non-indigenous Canadians alike.”