Laws of specific jurisdictions and specific areas of law

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Federalism in Canada

What does the concept of “federalism” mean and how does a federation differ from a unitary state? Professors Brock and Hale focus specifically on Canada as an example of a federal state and explain ...

The Recognition of Two Official Languages in Canada

By (author) Michel Bastarache
Edited by Gregory Tardi
Categories: Constitution
Series: Understanding Canada

Official bilingualism comprises Canadians’ ability to deal with their own state authorities, and in matters of public life, in the official language of their choice. In The Recognition of Two Official ...

The Senate of Canada

By (author) Gary William O'Brien
Edited by Gregory Tardi
Categories: Government powers
Series: Understanding Canada

The upper house of the Parliament of Canada plays a vital role in the political life of the country. The Senate reads, indeed on occasion amends, legislation enacted by the House of Commons. It originates ...

Canada's Parliament

By (author) Steven Chaplin
Edited by Gregory Tardi
Categories: Government powers
Series: Understanding Canada

Parliament is at the centre of the Canadian system of democratic government and law-making. This primer traces the roots of Canada’s Parliament in the United Kingdom and shows how it has developed a ...

Political Law in Canada

By (author) Gregory Tardi
Foreword by Patrick J. Monahan
Categories: Government powers
Series: Understanding Canada

Democracy implies the primacy of law over discretion and power. Several disciplines, in particular constitutional law and political science, offer traditional analyses of this reality. Political law is ...

In Defence of Copyright

By (author) Hugh Stephens
Categories: Copyright law

Copyright is one of the cornerstones of western civilization; it is as relevant today, if not more so, than it was when the first formal copyright laws were enacted in the eighteenth century.

With the ...

The High North

The High North is a groundbreaking collection of essays that shakes up widely accepted narratives about marijuana legalization in Canada. Featuring contributions from cannabis scholars and “practitioners,” ...

Solidarity Beyond Bars

By (author) Jordan House & Asaf Rashid
Categories: Crime and criminology

Prisons don’t work, but prisoners do. Prisons are often critiqued as unjust, but we hear little about the daily labour of incarcerated workers — what they do, how they do it, who they do it for and ...

Fertility

By (author) Maureen McTeer
Categories: Medical and healthcare law

In Fertility: 40 Years of Change, lawyer and author Maureen McTeer explores key medical, research, and legal developments in assisted human reproduction since the birth of the first IVF baby in 1978. ...