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Recent Publications

Environmental Governance and Sustainability

le_bouthillier_book_2012_thumb.gifYves Le Bouthillier, Paul Martin, Li Zhiping, Qin Tianbao and Anel Du Plessis

Edward Elgar (April 2012)

Environmental Governance and Sustainability addresses emerging environmental issues from seven different regions, including Africa and China.  Issues are examined from a trans-disciplinary environmental governance perspective that details aspects of law, ecology, economics, policy and management.  Contributors to the book include distinguished experts and exceptional young scholars, providing a resource tool for students, academics and researchers alike.

Canadian Yearbook of International Law (Vol. XLVIII, 2010)

currie_yrbookinternllaw.jpgJohn Currie

University of British Columbia Press
(February 2012)

The latest edition of the Canadian Yearbook of International Law has been published with Professor John Currie as Editor-in-Chief and Professor Nicole LaViolette as Assistant to the Editors.  This year’s edition features contributions by Professor Graham Mayeda and Professor Céline Lévesque (Civil Law Section), as well as by alumni Marcus Davies (’00), Alexandra Logvin (‘09), Aharon Mayne (‘01), Daniel Meester (‘11), Christopher Penny (’99) and Drew Tyler (’09).  First published in 1963, the Yearbook is Canada’s leading international law journal.  It publishes articles and comments of lasting significance by scholars from Canada and abroad; includes a digest of recent developments in international economic law; provides information and analysis concerning the practice of the Canadian government and courts in the areas of public and private international law; and reviews recently published books in the field of international law.

La réparation en common law et en equity

boivin_book_2012_thumb.gifDenis Boivin

Éditions Yvon Blais (January 2012)

La réparation en common law et en equity offers a comprehensive examination of the major recovery mechanisms available in common law and equity.  The book offers detailed analysis of compensatory damages, punitive damages, injunctions and performance in kind, among other major recovery mechanisms.  Each chapter contains background material, in-depth analysis of the rules and principles involved, as well as comments from the author.  The book is aimed at lawyers working in the field of torts and contracts, as well as students of common law.

Corporate Governance After The Financial Crisis

vasudev_book_2012.gifP.M. Vasudev & Susan Watson

Edward Elgar Publishing (January 2012)

Corporate Governance After The Financial Crisis is a new volume of essays dealing a variety of issues relating to corporate governance in the post-financial crisis world.  The book features detailed discussions of topics such as sustainability, stakeholder models, globalization, ethical behavior, soft law, independent directors, and family capitalism.  Through its discussion of each of these topics, the book makes it clear that that our understanding of the fundamental questions of corporate governance are still very much in a developmental stage.

Halsbury’s Laws of Canada: Mortgages / Motor Vehicles

roach_halsbury_halsburyslcda5e.jpgJoseph Roach & Phil Langlotz

LexisNexis Canada (December 2011)

Professor Joseph Roach has authored the section on mortgages in Halsbury’s Laws of Canada: Mortgages / Motor Vehicles.  The section on motor vehicles is authored by Phil Langlotz.  The book serves as a general guide to the law of mortgages and the regulations relating to the use of motor vehicles.  It is intended to be both a comprehensive resource for practitioners and academics who work in each of the featured fields, as well as a guide for those who are not experts in either field.

Protection of Privacy in the Canadian Private and Health Sectors 2012

drapeau_protection_privacy.gifMichel W. Drapeau & Marc-Aurèle Racicot

Carswell (December 2011)

Protection of Privacy in the Canadian Private and Health Sectors 2012 is an essential guide to current federal and provincial legislation governing the protection of privacy in the private and health sectors.  This new edition includes full texts of all provincial health and privacy legislation across Canada, and is fully updated with the latest legislation and commentary.

Federal Access to Information and Privacy Legislation Annotated 2012

drapeau_access_info.jpgMichel W. Drapeau & Marc-Aurèle Racicot

Carswell (November 2011)

Federal Access to Information and Privacy Legislation Annotated 2012 is a comprehensive guide to access to information and privacy legislations.  The book includes substantive law and expert analysis, and is updated regularly throughout the year.  It contains both historically-minded chapters, and new sections on identity theft, internet security and privacy issues relating to the use of social media.  The text details the legislative history, court decisions as well as dicta, and numerous administrative publications published by the federal government.

Public Law at the McLachlin Court: the First Decade

dodek-mclachlin_court_web.jpgAdam Dodek & David A. Wright

Irwin Law (October 2011)

Public Law at the McLachlin Court: the First Decade features contributions in French and English from a wide variety of legal scholars, including professors John Currie and Peter Oliver.  The publication focuses primarily on constitutional and administrative law decisions rendered in the first decade of Beverley McLachlin’s tenure as Chief Justice of the Supreme Court of Canada.  It examines the Court’s legacy in areas such as federalism, Aboriginal rights, Charter rights, criminal law, and public international law, detailing the important judgments that have helped to define Canadian law in the 21st century.

Military Justice in Action: Annotated National Defence Legislation

drapeau_military_justice.gifMichel W. Drapeau & Gilles Létourneau

Carswell (September 2011)

Military Justice in Action: Annotated National Defence Legislation is a fully annotated work containing the National Defence Act and the Queen's Regulations and Orders.  The book provides expert commentary by two leading experts:   Justice Gilles Létourneau, the senior justice of the Court Martial Appeal Court and the Federal Court of Appeal as well as Professor Michel W. Drapeau, a military law professor and practitioner with prior command experience and service in the higher echelons of the Canadian Forces.  The book discusses the military rules of evidence, the Rules of the Courts Martial Appeal Court and their relation to the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms.

Droit de cité pour les droits économiques, sociaux et culturels : La Charte québécoise en chantier

lucie_lamarche_book2011web.jpgLucie Lamarche & Pierre Bosset

Éditions Yvon Blais (July 2011)

Droit de cité pour les droits économiques, sociaux et culturels : La Charte québécoise en chantier addresses the establishment of a Quebec doctrine on human rights.  The volume contains fourteen essays from a variety of experts examining how the economic, social and cultural rights of the individual can be seen as fundamental human rights.
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