New Journal Issues Update

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Journal of Parliamentary and Political Law

  • Crimes Against D/democracy 15 J. Parliamentary & Pol. L. 461 Gregory Tardi
  • Canada’s Judicial Appointment Process le Processus des Nominations à la Magistrature au Canada 15 J. Parliamentary & Pol. L. 465 Roger Bilodeau,
  • Is the British North America Act, 1916 Still on the Books? The Balfour Declaration, Constitutional Amendments and Statute Law Revision Acts 15 J. Parliamentary & Pol. L. 471 Thomson Irvine
    • “The British North America Act, 1916 was a highly significant statute in its time. Enacted in the middle of the Great War by the British Parliament at the request of the Parliament of Canada, it extended the life of the twelfth Parliament of Canada by one year, deferring the federal general election from 1916 to 1917.1 That deferral contributed to the Conscription Crisis of 1917, which shattered national unity on linguistic lines. The BNA Act, 1916 also set the precedent for s. 4(2) of the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms*472 which allows for the extension of the term of the House of Commons or a provincial legislative assembly during war, invasion or insurrection.2 The BNA Act, 1916 was a major piece of constitutional legislation.Yet the BNA Act, 1916 is not included in the list of statutes which make up the Constitution of Canada”
  • The Promise of R. v. Sharma: An Opportunity to Constitutionalize the Principle of Restraint as a Principle of Fundamental Justice 15 J. Parliamentary & Pol. L. 505 Michael A. Crystal
  • The Justiciability of the Right to Free Basic Education Conundrum in Nigeria, South Africa and India: From Obstacle to Miracle 15 J. Parliamentary & Pol. L. 525 Emmanuel Olugbenga Akingbehin
  • The Antagonistic Style of Judicial Review in Bangladesh: A Good Candidate for the Dialogic Model? 15 J. Parliamentary & Pol. L. 549 M. Jashim Ali Chowdhury
  • Viruses and Votes: Elections During COVID-1915 J. Parliamentary & Pol. L. 575 Matthew LeBlanc
  • The Canadian Approach to Inmate Voting Rights 15 J. Parliamentary & Pol. L. 585 Kimvy Ngo
  • (Mis)Direct Democracy: Social Constraints and Legal Solutions for Referenda Concerning Electoral Reform in Canada 15 J. Parliamentary & Pol. L. 595 Kassandra Neranjan
  • The “Democratic Deficit” of the European Union: Fact or Fiction? 15 J. Parliamentary & Pol. L. 607 Liam Brunton
  • Can a Senator Be Suspended without Pay? The Duffy Case 15 J. Parliamentary & Pol. L. 623 B. Thomas Hall
  • Canadian Refugee Lawyers Association (CARL) v. Canada: Legal Challenge to COVID-19 Direct Back Policy for Refugee Claimants 15 J. Parliamentary & Pol. L. 637 Arghavan Gerami, Stéfanie Morris
  • Notable Case Law Concerning Legislative Bodies and Their Members 15 J. Parliamentary & Pol. L. 645 Melanie J. Mortensen
  • Book Reviews
    • Review of: Law, Rights, and Discourse: The Legal Philosophy of Robert Alexy by George Pavlakos, ed. (Portland, Ore.: Hart Publishing, 2007) 15 J. Parliamentary & Pol. L. 663 Megan Ma
    • Review of: Fundamental Justice: Section 7 of the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms by Hamish Stewart (Toronto: Irwin Law, 2020) 15 J. Parliamentary & Pol. L. 671 Michael A. Crystal , Peter Ketcheson

Intellectual Property Journal

  • The Perplexities of Patent Prosecution History: Procedure over Principle? 33 I.P.J. 225  David Vaver
  • Assessing Trademark Distinctiveness: Comment on Section 32(1)(b) of the Trademarks Act  33 I.P.J. 241  Daniel R. Bereskin, C.M., Q.C.
  • AI and Patents: Finding Harmony between Protection of Intellectual Property Rights and Innovation  33 I.P.J. 253  Anna Morrish
  • Assessing the Governance of Wearable Technology in the Changing Privacy Regulatory Framework  33 I.P.J. 279  Summer Lewis
  • The Right to Be Forgotten in Canada 33 I.P.J. 303  Elif Babaoglu
    “Even though a vast majority of Canadians currently express that they are concerned with losing control of their personal information, Canadian law does not provide individuals with a right to be forgotten to remedy this issue. Accordingly, Canadian data protection laws should be reformulated to encompass and implement a law similar to the right to be forgotten to provide data subjects with more robust protections for their fundamental rights and freedoms.”

Insolvency Institute of Canada Articles

  • This is an Intervention: Reflections on the Interventions Brought by the Insolvency Institute of Canada between 2013-2020 I.I.C. Art. Vol. 10-15
  • Is Canada a Beacon of Co-operation in International Insolvency Proceedings? Recent Developments Under Part IV of the CCAA (Articles) I.I.C. Art. Vol. 10-7
  • Guiding Principles for Distressed M&A Transactions: Choosing the Right Path and the Future of POAs and RVOs I.I.C. Art. Vol. 10-5
  • Reverse Vesting Transactions: An Innovative Solution to Restructure Insolvent Cannabis Companies  I.I.C. Art. Vol. 10-10
  • The Use of Pierringer Releases in CCAA Restructuring Plans: A Bicycle for a Fish? I.I.C. Art. Vol. 10-13
  • ”Come a Little Bit Closer”: Convergence and its Limits in Canadian Restructuring Law I.I.C. Art. Vol. 10-1
  • The Art of Marshalling: The Good, the Bad, and the Potential I.I.C. Art. Vol. 10-11 “The equitable doctrine of marshalling is seldom in the forefront of judicial discussion and appears infrequently in case law; however when it is raised, it gives reason for pause. Marshalling recently came to the writers’ notice as being worthy of closer attention as a result of the Manitoba Court of Appeal’s decision in Wolfe et al. v. Taylor. The Manitoba Court of Appeal’s decision to decline to apply the doctrine was based primarily on the “single common debtor rule.” The appeal court’s refusal to give effect to the doctrine of marshalling forms the impetus for this paper, which re-examines the numerous and technical rules governing the applicability of the doctrine, and how the doctrine has not been applied flexibly. The authors then advocate for a more flexible approach to be taken (“it’s time to start”), and explore how marshalling may be used within an insolvency proceeding to achieve the desired flexibility.”
  • Measuring Up: Improving Analysis of Outcomes in CCAA Cases I.I.C. Art. Vol. 10-8
  • Creditor Protection and Litigation Funding Arrangements in the Wake of Bluberi I.I.C. Art. Vol. 10-4
  • The Cost of Doing Business: Issues Regarding Priority for Environmental Reclamation Costs and Lessons from the Yukon Zinc Receivership I.I.C. Art. Vol. 10-12
  • How Safe is the Harbour: Eligible Financial Contracts and the Bellatrix CCAA Proceedings I.I.C. Art. Vol. 10-6
  • The Use of Third-Party Releases in Canadian Restructuring Proceedings I.I.C. Art. Vol. 10-14
  • Where’s the Plan? The Declining Role of CCAA Plans in the Canadian Restructuring Landscape, and When They Still May be Needed I.I.C. Art. Vol. 10-16
  • Consent is Key: Constituting Pledges of Cash in Québec I.I.C. Art. Vol. 10-2
  • Recent Developments in CBCA Plans of Arrangement — Finding the Balance Between a Facilitative and a Functional Process I.I.C. Art. Vol. 10-9
  • Court Officers as Litigants, or What Happens When Restructuring Professionals Step into the Ring I.I.C. Art. Vol. 10-3

Education and Law Journal

  • Classrooms in Crisis: Workplace Violence and Harassment Experienced by Educators in Ontario  30 Educ. & L.J. 149  Jennifer Del Riccio
  • In the Crosshairs: The Precarious Status of Academic Freedom in the United States and Australia 30 Educ. & L.J. 197  Paul Babie, Charles J. Russo
  • The Status of Youth under the Civil Code of Quebec 30 Educ. & L.J. 173  Ned Lecic, Marvin A. Zuker
  • Remote Learning During the COVID-19 Pandemic and the Interpretation of Collective Agreements 30 Educ. & L.J. 219  Natasha Abraham
  • Reaffirming Deference to Joint Submissions on Penalty 30 Educ. & L.J. 225  Parmbir Gill
  • Good Intentions Are Not Good Enough: Sexual Misconduct Policies Do Not Guarantee Reasonable Outcomes for Students 30 Educ. & L.J. 231  Emily Home “Since 2016, post-secondary institutions in Ontario have been required to have a sexual violence policy that outlines how they address complaints and incidents of sexual violence. However, the legislature has not dictated the contents of that policy, merely that a policy must exist. There have been numerous high-profile news stories across the country that demonstrate many universities are still struggling with the balance to be struck between protecting students from sexual misconduct, punishing students who engage in sexual misconduct, and maintaining procedural fairness and integrity. Doe v. the University of Windsor is another demonstration of the fact that the mere existence of a sexual violence policy is not sufficient to guarantee a reasonable outcome. Universities must ensure that investigators and decision-makers are trained in handling such matters, in order to avoid unreasonable outcomes such as the one addressed by the Divisional Court in this case.”

Canadian Criminal Law Review

  • The Reasonableness of Regulatory Searches: Saying Goodbye to the Criminal-Regulatory Binary 26 Can. Crim. L. Rev. 77  Steven Penney
  • The Rule of Law: The Role of the Various Participants in a National Security Context 26 Can. Crim. L. Rev. 29  George G. Dolhai
  • Fault, Causation and Absolute Liability in Criminal Code s. 320.14 26 Can. Crim. L. Rev. 1  Ami Kotler “As a matter of legal theory, however, the amendments raise difficult questions about the status of liability. As the law has recognized for many years, driving covers a continuum of risky behaviours, some of which are allowed, some of which are appropriately covered by regulatory offences and some of which are truly criminal. Any of these can cause a collision that results in death or bodily harm. By failing to connect the accused’s driving to his or her intoxication, do the new sections allow absolute liability–that is, liability in the absence of fault concerning the death/bodily harm element of the offence? If not, what is the fault component attached to that element? What is its threshold? These may prove hard questions to answer, particularly where an accused causes death or bodily harm while driving unremarkably notwithstanding his or her impairment.”
  • Book Reviews
    • A Guide to Mental Disorder Law in Canadian Criminal Justice (Michael Davies, Anita Szigeti, Meaghan McMahon and Jill R. Presser, LexisNexis: 2020) 26 Can. Crim. L. Rev. 109
    • Meaghan McMahon and Jill R. Presser, LexisNexis: 2020) 26 Can. Crim. L. Rev. 109  Justice Patrice F. Band
    • Oxford: Hart Publishing: 2018. Pp. xxxv, 275) Canadian Criminal Law Review  26 Can. Crim. L. Rev. 117  Barry Sullivan
    • Detention of Terrorism Suspects: Political Discourse and Fragmented Practices (Maureen Duffy, Oxford: Hart Publishing: 2018. Pp. xxxv, 275) 26 Can. Crim. L. Rev. 117 Barry Sullivan

Canada-United States Law Journal

  • Welcome & Opening Of The 2020 Cusli Symposium  145 Can.-U.S. L.J. 1Stephen J. Petras, Jr., The Honorable James J. Blanchard, Chios Carmody, Speakers
  • Keynote Presentation–Harmful Algal Blooms In The Great Lakes Basin: A Binational Sub-Federal Approach?  145 Can.-U.S. L.J. 5Dr. Kathryn Bryk Friedman, Dr. Irena F. Creed, Speakers
  • Government Regulatory Panel 145 Can.-U.S. L.J. 13Stephen J. Petras, Jr., Katrina Kessler, Karen Stainbrook, Dr. Madeline Magee, Michael Alexander, Chitra Gowda, Tricia Mitchell, Dr. Lucinda Johnson, Moderator, Speakers
  • Academic & Ngo Panel  145 Can.-U.S. L.J. 30Stephen J. Petras, Jr., Todd Brennan, Dr. Diane Dupont, Howard Learner, Moderator, Speakers
  • Question & Answer Period  145 Can.-U.S. L.J. 40Stephen J. Petras, Jr., Moderator
  • Conclusion By The Authors  145 Can.-U.S. L.J. 48Dr. Kathryn Bryk Friedman, Dr. Irena F. Creed, Speakers
  • Canada-U.S. Law Institute Special Webinar On The 2020 U.S. Election–The 2020 U.S. Election: Implications For Canada  145 Can.-U.S. L.J. 52Dr. Christopher Sands, Chios Carmody, Speakers
  • Welcome & Opening Of The 2020 Cusli Experts’ Meeting  145 Can.-U.S. L.J. 71Stephen J. Petras, Jr., Dr. Christopher Sands, The Honorable Jane Harman, Speakers
  • Keynote Address–The United States And Canada: Outlook For Bilateral Relations In 2021  145 Can.-U.S. L.J. 75Ambassador Kirsten Hillman, The Honorable Jane Harman, Moderator
  • Panel Discussion–Predictions For The Bilateral Relationship  145 Can.-U.S. L.J. 81Diane Francis, Lauren Gardner, Alexander Panetta, Moderator, Speakers

New CanLII Tort and Civil Procedure Resources

CanLII has recently added two new open access eBooks to their commentary database. To stay up to date with CanLII new releases or to see what is popular, be sure to visit their blog at

CanLII has added to their growing collection of eBooks and commentary with  Tort Law: Cases and Commentaries by Samuel Beswick.

“Professor Beswick’s course readings are a collection of edited decisions, legislation, and articles designed to support Tort Law courses in (common law) Canada. They are complemented by a series of multiple-choice quizzes and questions that students can complete in their own time. “

Civil Procedure and Practice in Ontario is now available on CanLII!

Written by a team of 124 leading litigators and legal experts, Civil Procedure and Practice in Ontario is an annotated guide to the Ontario Rules of Civil Procedure, the Courts of Justice Act, and the Limitations Act. It contains helpful commentary that contextualizes and explains the language of the legislation and regulations, along with examples of case law interpreting them.

New Journal Issues Update

The latest articles are now available from this month’s legal journal updates. PDF copies of these articles are available by request at

Estates Trusts & Pensions Journal
Volume 40 Number 4, August 2021

  • Conflicts when Acting as Trustee and Lawyer 40 Est. Tr. & Pensions J. 347 C. David Freedman
  • Why Estate Planning Matters for the LGBTQ+ Community 40 Est. Tr. & Pensions J. 356 Darren G. Lund, Brittany Sud
  • Is There a Limit to the AG’s Parens Patriae Jurisdiction over Charities? 40 Est. Tr. & Pensions J. 377 Joel Nitikman

Canadian Journal of Administrative Law and Practice
Volume 34

  • Abrametz v. Law Society of Saskatchewan, 2020 SKCA 81 34 Can. J. Admin. L. & Prac. 313 Morgana Kellythorne

“While still purporting to apply the Blencoe framework, the Court of Appeal in Abrametz took a broader and more interventionist approach to delay in administrative proceedings, clearly inspired by Jordan. Indeed, the Abrametz approach would extend greater protection from delay to litigants in administrative proceedings than to those in criminal proceedings.”

  • Wildlife Management, Privative Clauses, Standards of Review, and Inuit Qaujimajatuqangit: The Dimensions of Judicial Review in Nunavut 34 Can. J. Admin. L. & Prac. 265 Daniel W. Dylan
  • Is the Civil Resolution Tribunal Headed for a Crash–How Will the BCCA Apply the Article 35 Reference to Trial Lawyers 2021? 34 Can. J. Admin. L. & Prac. 231 Josh Hunter
  • Book Review Rules for a Flat World by Gillian K. Hadfield, Oxford University Press, Paperback Edition, 2020 34 Can. J. Admin. L. & Prac. 323 Voy Stelmaszynski

Canadian Journal of Law and Jurisprudence
Volume 34

  • Radbruch’s Formula Revisited: The Lex Injusta Non Est Lex Maxim in Constitutional Democracies 34 Can. J.L. & Juris. 461 Seow Hon Tan
  • Why Is Aboriginal Title Property If It Looks Like Sovereignty? 34 Can. J.L. & Juris. 417 Douglas Sanderson (Amo Binashii) , Amitpal C. Singh
  • The Question to Be Faced Is One of Fact: H.L.A. Hart’s Legal Theory through His View of
    International Law
    34 Can. J.L. & Juris. 283 Giovanni Bisogni
  • Making What Present Again? A Critique of Argumentative Judicial Representation 34 Can. J.L. & Juris. 259 Donald Bello Hutt
  • Arbitrariness as Discrimination 34 Can. J.L. & Juris. 391 Meital Pinto
  • Beyond Reasonableness: The Dignitarian Structure of Human and Constitutional Rights 34 Can. J.L. & Juris. 341 Kai Möller

“The last two decades have witnessed a wide-ranging and global discussion of the theory and structure of human and constitutional rights. This debate initially focused on the principle of proportionality and subsequently on the related ideas of the ‘culture of justification’ and the ‘right to justification.’ There is now a far-reaching agreement that both proportionality and justification in human and constitutional rights law are concerned with the reasonableness, alternatively the justification in terms of public reason, of the act under consideration. Thus, reasonableness and/or public reason have assumed a, perhaps the, central place in the theory of human and constitutional rights. This article challenges this picture as incomplete and unbalanced.”

  • The Coxford Lecture Corrective Justice and Reparations for Black Slavery 34 Can. J.L. & Juris. 329 Adrienne D. Davis
  • Recognizing One More Wrong 34 Can. J.L. & Juris. 493 Allan Beever
  • When Contract’s Basic Assumptions Fail 34 Can. J.L. & Juris. 297 Hanoch Dagan , Ohad Somech
  • Justifying (or Not) the Office of Trusteeship with Particular Reference to Massively Discretionary Trusts 34 Can. J.L. & Juris. 365 James Penner

Manitoba Law Journal
Volume 44 Issue 2

  • Introduction and Issue Overview 44 Man. L.J. i Bryan P. Schwartz , Darcy L. MacPherson
  • Justice Côté in 2019: Great Dissenter, Voice of the Court, or Both? 44 Man. L.J. 1 Sandrine Ampleman-Tremblay
  • Hryniak Comes to Manitoba: The Evolution of Manitoba Civil Procedure in the 2010s 44 Man. L.J. 36 Gerard J. Kennedy

“This article investigates whether the Supreme Court of Canada’s 2014 decision Hryniak v Mauldin has led to changes in Manitoba procedural law, largely in the summary judgment context. After introducing Hryniak and civil procedure reform’s place in the context of Canada’s access to justice crisis, the author turns to Manitoba. In addition to exploring the regulatory history of explicit changes to Manitoba’s Court of Queen’s Bench Rules, the author delves into Manitoba case law to determine their jurisprudential consequences and whether they have had effects in terms of the frequency that particular rules are used. Ultimately, it is concluded that, despite some potential to be bolder, by and large, Manitoba has prudently charted its own path in this important area of facilitating access to justice.”

  • Feeling Inadequate: Reframing the Mindsets of Legal Education to Promote Mental Health 44 Man. L.J. 66 Edward Béchard-Torres
  • Reconsidering Legal Pedagogy: Assessing Trigger Warnings, Evaluative Instruments, and Articling Integration in Canada’s Modern Law School Curricula 44 Man. L.J. 87 Richard Jochelson , James Gacek , David Ireland
  • Collaborative Law 44 Man. L.J. 121 Brendan Forrest
  • Alternative Fee Arrangements 44 Man. L.J. 134 Sean Corrigan
  • What Is Cultural Legal Studies? 44 Man. L.J. 143 Jennifer L. Schulz

Latest edition of Ruby on Sentencing

We now have the latest edition of the authoritative text on sentencing by Clayton Ruby available for loan.

Sentencing — 10th ed. by Clayton Ruby

“For over 30 years, this book has set forth sentencing principles and analyses in order to help criminal defence lawyers formulate effective submissions to sentencing judges. Sentencing, regarded by many as “the sentencing bible”, canvasses the law of sentencing in a way that no other books on criminal law and sentencing are able: it succinctly outlines all of the significant facets of sentencing principles and procedure, and provides the reader with a comprehensive range of sentencing for various offences.”

New Journals from Emerald Publishing added to HeinOnline!

HeinOnline has added several new journal titles from Emerald Publishing to the Law Journal Library. This includes full text for all past issues of the journals, excluding the 2 most recent years, which are indexed only. Take a look at what these new titles offer.

International Journal of Law and Management – “International Journal of Law and Management (IJLMA) is a leading journal addressing all aspects of regulation and law as they impact on organizational development, operations and leadership. Organizations and their leaders operate in an increasingly complex world of emerging regulation across national and international boundaries. International Journal of Law and Management seeks to acknowledge the dynamics of that environment and provide a platform for articles and contributions to stimulate scholarly debate in the development of law and practice.”

Journal of Financial Crime – “The journal’s articles are authored by some of the leading international scholars and practitioners in the fields of law, criminology, economics, criminal justice and compliance. Consequently, articles are perceptive, evidence based and have policy impact.”

Journal of International Trade Law and Policy – “an international journal receptive, but not limited, to the methods of economics, law, and the social sciences. As scholars tend to read individual articles of particular interest to them, rather than an entire issue, authors are not required to write with full accessibility to readers from all disciplines within the purview of the Journal. However, interdisciplinary communication should be fostered where possible. Thus economists can utilize quantitative methods (including econometrics and statistics), while legal scholars and political scientists can invoke specialized techniques and theories. Appendices are encouraged for more technical material.”

Journal of Property, Planning and Environmental Law – “publishes original legal research contributions for the benefit of scholars, policy makers and practitioners in these areas, including those operating in the fields of legal practice, housing and planning. International in scope and with a commitment to comparative legal studies, the journal publishes scholarly legal articles dealing with the application of law in these areas as well as theoretical and policy orientated research.”

Policing: An International Journal of Police Strategies & Management – “provides expert discussion, analysis and strategies to achieve greater effectiveness in police management and law enforcement. Publishing peer-reviewed research articles and case studies, the journal provides a truly global and comparative perspective on policing.”

Upcoming titles include Research in Law and Economics and Studies in Law, Politics, and Society. For full access log in to the Member’s Portal.

Contents Update: Estates Trusts & Pensions Journal

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

Volume 40 Number 3

From the Legislature

Is an RESP a Trust?…And So What If It Is?
Kira Domratchev


Inter Viros versus Testamentary Undue Influence: Origins, Differences, and Recent Developments
Kimberly A. Whaley and John E.S. Poyser

Estate Trustee Compensation: Considerations When Advising Clients in the Estate Planning Interview.
Sara Beheshti

Scottish Trusts in the Common Law
Lionel Smith

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