New and Updated Texts, Journals, and Looseleafs

Print Books

The Canadian Law of Architecture and Engineering — 3rd ed.

by Beverley M. McLachlin and Arthur M. Grant

“As explained in the preface to this new volume, in the more than 25 years since the second edition of The Canadian Law of Architecture and Engineering was published, the practice and law related to architecture and engineering have changed in important ways, including “the increased mobility of architects and engineers within Canada and internationally and the legal requirements imposed on professionals from outside of the country, and the importance of addressing the environmental impact of building projects.” All of these significant changes are addressed in this third edition of The Canadian Law of Architecture and Engineering.”

Digital Commerce in Canada

by Michael Deturbide  and Teresa Scassa 

“Formerly known as Electronic Commerce and Internet Law in Canada, the second edition of this book won the 2013 Walter Owen Book Prize – and this new title is sure to garner praise of the same magnitude. Written by leading experts in the field, Digital Commerce in Canada provides an in-depth look at digital transactions, and in particular the contractual nature of the relationships that form the basis of those transactions. The book also provides extensive consideration of private sector data protection law and its application.”

Cross-Examination: The Pinpoint Method

by Kyla Lee

“Cross-examination is the most difficult skill to learn, and it is also the easiest to use incorrectly and ineffectively.” Avoid falling into that trap by adopting the pinpoint method of cross-examination today.”

Digital Titles

From DesLibris

Canadian Competition Law and Policy

by John S. Tyhurst

“While this book is focused on the law, the discussion also touches on topics related to the broader subject of competition policy, which deals with such matters as how competition legislation is designed and implemented, and its interplay with regulatory and other government policies that may affect the competitive market.  An emerging issue in this respect is the conduct of dominant firms in digital and data-driven markets, and the extent to which competition law is equipped to address this conduct or may need to adapt or change to do so. Canadian Competition Law and Policy addresses other fascinating and challenging examples of industry structures (such as oligopolistic markets) and market conduct (such as tied selling and predatory pricing) that require a blend of business, economics, law and related disciplines for their analysis.”


We carry a number of annually updated looseleafs in many areas of law. The most recently updated titles this month are:

The Law of Municipal Liability

Canadian Construction Labour and Employment Law

Class Actions Law and Practice

Wrongful Dismissal Practice Manual

Canadian Legal Practice

Closed for Easter

The Great Library will be closed on April 2 for Good Friday.

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We will be working remotely on April 5, as the Manitoba Courthouses will be closed for Easter Monday. You can still reach us by email at

Contents Update: Estates Trusts & Pensions Journal

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

The current issue, Volume 40 Number 2, February 2021 includes:


A Tale of Two Patrimonies: Limits on the Flexibility of Trust Law by Lionel Smith
More about Illusory Trusts: Is “Tantamount” to Ownership the Same as “Ownership”? The Privy Council Takes a Step Too Far by Joel Nikitman


Will Challenges and the Limitations act, 2002: A Resconsideration by Matthew Furrow and Daniel Zacks
Security for Cost Motions in Estate Litigation by Jonathan Keslassy and Nicole Abergil
Guardianship as a Last Resort by Brendan Pooran, Stephanie Dickson and Saquiba Rahman

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

Provincial Court Re-opening plans and virtual attendence

Notice – Return to Sitting for Trials, Dispositions and Special Sittings in most Circuits (March 12, 2021)

The provincial court is continuing to return to sittings in most circuits. This notice provides a detailed list of resumptions for the months of April and May.
An overview of these changes is provided as such:

“As of April 1, 2021:

  • All criminal trials set in the six major Court centres (Winnipeg, Portage la Prairie, Brandon, Dauphin, The Pas, Thompson) will proceed as scheduled.
  • All dispositions where the person is in custody or a custodial disposition is being sought will proceed.
  • All dispositions where a non-custodial sentence is being sought can proceed, if the parties are able to attend remotely.
  • All dockets containing matters which are not yet set for disposition or trial will proceed virtually. Accused persons should not attend these dockets in person.
  • All circuit court trials and up to five in-person dispositions at each circuit court sitting can proceed. Additional dispositions can proceed on circuit if the accused person can appear remotely at the court sitting.
  • We will not be returning to the following communities in April and dockets will continue to be held virtually. The communities are Cross Lake, Garden Hill, God’s Lake, Lac Brochet, Nelson House, Oxford House, Pukatawagan, Split Lake and Waywayseecappo.

As of May 1, 2021:

  • We plan to return to sittings in Cross Lake, Garden Hill, God’s Lake, Lac Brochet, Nelson House and Waywayseecappo in May 2021, but these communities will be subject of a later notice as we assess on an ongoing basis the public health situation in those communities.

Further suspension in April and May 2021:

  • We do not expect to be able to return to Oxford House, Pukatawagan and Split Lake in April and May 2021.”

See the notice for full details.

Notice – Public Viewing/attendance at Virtual Hearings (March 15, 2021)

Member’s of the public who want to attend a virtual conference held by video or telephone may do so by following the protocols and procedures listed in the notice.