New Book Display: New & Featured Books

We’ve recently added new titles to our collection!

New to our library are titles from Emond’s Criminal Law Series. The series was awarded the 2018 Hugh Lawford Award for excellence in legal publishing.  

New titles are:

If you’re looking to take out any of these books, please see a staff member. (48 hour loan period)

Criminal Law Newsletters

Further to our previous post on current awareness, we’d like to offer distribution of the following newsletters on criminal law:

  • Milligan’s Criminal Law Advisor (monthly)
  • Police Powers Newsletter (monthly)
  • Mack’s Criminal Law Bulletin (biweekly)
  • Segal’s Motor Vehicle and Impaired Driving Newsletter (biweekly)
  • Watt’s Criminal  Law and Evidence Newsletter (biweekly)
  • Alan D. Gold’s Criminal Law Netletter (weekly)
  • Impaired Driving Netletter (bimonthly)

If you’re interested in receiving any or all of these newsletters, please email library@lawsociety.mb.ca so we can add you to our distribution list. Please note that you must be a member of the Law Society of Manitoba in order to receive this service.

 

What’s hot on CanLII

Every Wednesday, CanLII publishes the top three English language decisions (and the top French language decision) based on viewing. Sometimes it’s the latest Supreme Court decision, other times it’s a decision reflecting a novel interpretation of the law. Or it could be what was on the curriculum at law school.

Whatever the reason, I make sure to check out the post on Slaw.ca . This is one method I use to stay abreast of new developments.

Last week’s number one decision was Mary Shuttleworth v. License Appeal Tribunal, 2018 ONSC 3790. This was an appeal of a decision denying the applicant benefits for catastrophic impairment after a motor vehicle accident.

And look – tomorrow’s Wednesday again…

Legislative Update – New Proclamation

The Government of Manitoba proclaimed the following:

With the advice and consent of the Executive Council of
Manitoba, we name July 1, 2018, as the day on which
section 1 insofar as it enacts clause (e) of the definition
“reviewable service” of The Advocate for Children and
Youth Act (S.M. 2017, c. 8) comes into force.

In 2014, the Commission of Inquiry into the death of Phoenix Sinclair recommended that Manitoba enact stand-alone legislation for the Children’s Advocate and provide the Advocate with a broader mandate. This Act implements those recommendations.

This Act also changes the name of Children’s Advocate to Advocate for Children and Youth.

 

Legislative Updates – New Bill

The Government of Manitoba recently introduced the following bill:

Third Session, Forty-First Legislature

Bill 33: The Interim Appropriation Act, 2018 (2)

This Act repeals Bill 2,  The Interim Appropriation Act, 2018, S.M. 2018, c. 1 and gives authority for operating expenditures for the fiscal year 2018-19. It comes into effect with Royal Assent, which it received on June 20, 2018. It is now listed under Annual Statutes, S.M. 2018, c. 25.