New Library Resources

The library has added the following books to its print collection and are now available for loan:

Impaired Driving in Canada The Charter Cases, by Justice Joseph F. Kenkel – 4th ed. KF 2231 .K463 2010
This book offers an examination of relevant Charter issues and cases, touching on everything from roadside investigation, right to counsel and testing at the station/hospital, through to disclosure, trial preparation and Charter procedure at trial. It also includes a chapter on the legal framework for constitutional challenges to the Bill C-46 legislation.

 Canadian Contract Law, by Angela Swan, Jakub Adamski, Annie Y. Na – 4th ed. KF 801 .S93 2018
Provides access to leading Canadian contract cases. Expert commentary and analysis focuses on recent developments in the law and on how courts have treated and interpreted contracts as a whole.

 Taxation of Business Organizations in Canada, by David G. Duff, Geoffrey Loomer – 2nd ed.
KF 6499 .ZA2 .D83 2015
Covering topics from partnership taxation and corporate income taxation, to the taxation of corporate distributions and shareholder benefits and loans, as well as corporate reorganizations, this book is the go-to resource for the most up-to-date case law, commentary and analysis.

Non-Citizens in Canada Status and Rights, by Emily Carasco – 2nd ed. KF 4483 .I5 C37 2012
This timely immigration law guidebook addresses an important legal topic – the legal status of non-citizens in Canada. For the first time, an entire text has been devoted to this increasingly significant area within immigration law and policy.

 Torts A Guide for the Perplexed, By G.H.L. Fridman KF 1250 .F853 2017
In this book, Fridman presents an informative background to the law of torts so it can be better understood and appreciated by those who may find themselves somewhat confused as to its true nature and scope.

 The Law of Product Warnings and Recalls in Canada, by Douglas Harrison, Alex Colangelo – 2nd ed. KF 3945 .H37 2013
This book will help any Canadian company that manufactures and/or sells a product to understand relevant recall and warning laws, and to employ best practices and risk management strategies to avoid product liability.

The Law of Search & Seizure in Canada, by James A. Fontana, David Keeshan – 1th ed.
KF9630 .F6 2019
Much cited by Canadian courts at all levels, this seminal volume clearly lays out the intricate legal framework that governs the issuance, execution and review of search warrants, and the rules limiting warrantless activities by state agents.

Law is a Buyer’s Market: Building a Client-First Law Firm, by Jordan Furlong
KF 315 .F87 2017
When clients change their purchasing patterns, law firms need to change their approach. Law Is A Buyer’s Market will help you adapt to the new legal market and lead your firm into the future of law.

Newly added on desLibris and accessible online through the Law Society Member’s Portal:

The Law of Bailment by Robert Tanha
Child Support Guidelines in Canada, 2020
The Death of a Butterfly : Mental Health Court Diaries
Researching Legislative Intent : A Practical Guide by Susan Barker and Erica Anderson

Thomson Reuters Accounting Issues

Last fall Thomson Reuters migrated their accounting platform to one being used by their other international offices. Since then, customers have been having serious problems ensuring invoices are accurate and they have received what they’ve ordered.

The Vendor Liaison Committee of the Canadian Association of Law Libraries has been meeting with senior management at Thomson Reuters to ensure these concerns are addressed and fixed. If you are not a member of CALL/ACBD and are having difficulties resolving your issues, please contact me at and I will add your concerns to ours.

We are hopeful this will be resolved soon.

Estates Trusts & Pensions Journal

The latest edition of Estates Trusts & Pensions Journal has arrived and is now available for loan.

The current issue, Volume 39 Number 1, includes:

From the Law Reports
Hope and False Promises Invalidating Wills, by John E. S. Poyser and Krista Clendenning

Barford v. Street: Understanding and Applying the Rule to Collapse a Trust, by Charles Wagner and David Elmaleh

Gully v. Gully: A Cautionary Tale, by Aubrie U. Girou

Missing Participants: Various Approaches But No One Solution, by Andrea Boctor, Bas Dieleman, Kobus Hanekom, and Kevin L. Walsh

After the Will signing: “Alterations” to Valid Wills, by Alison Minard

If you would like a copy of any of these articles, please email and we would be happy to provide them, subject to copyright regulations.

Legislative Update – New Proclamation

The Government has issued the following proclamation:

The Sustainable Watersheds Act (Various Acts Amended) (S.M. 2018, c. 6)

With the advice and consent of the Executive Council of Manitoba, we name January 1, 2020, as the day on which Part 1 of The Sustainable Watersheds Act (Various Acts Amended) (S.M. 2018, c. 6) comes into force.

Part 1 refers to renaming conservation districts as “watershed districts”.

A board of a district may now do work outside its boundaries if the work benefits the district. For that purpose, a board may enter into agreements with others, including First Nations. When assessing the benefits, a board must consider the relevant watershed management plan prepared under The Water Protection Act.

Canadian Labour & Employment Law Journal

The latest issue of Canadian Labour & Employment Law Journal (Vol. 22 No. 1, 2019) is now available for loan. The current issue includes:

  • Who Bears the Burden of Enforcement? The Regulation of Worlers and Employers in Canada’s Migrant Work Programs – Sarah Marsden
  • Career-Derailing Discrimination and the Duration of Compensation for Lost Wages – Duncan Kennedy
  • Ontario’s Construction Sector in an Era of Change: Characteristics and Causes of Jurisdictional Disputes – Richard P. Chayowski & Robert S. Hickey
  • Autonomy, Pluralism, Centralism, and Schism: Jame Dorsey and the Nova Scotia Health Authorities Act – Andrew Taillon

If you would like a copy of any of these articles, please email to request it.