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 1, December 2020 includes:


  • The “Wrong” of Survivorship: A (Very Late) Comment on Pecore v. Pecore by Joel Nikitman
  • The (Ir)revocable Right of Survivorship by Peter Roy Cotton and Calvin Hancock
  • Unhappy Families — Kent Case Commentary by Clay Fernandes and Diane Harbin


  • Up the Creek Without a Paddle: The Law Relating to Unincorporated Associations by Natasha Smith and Katrina Kairys
  • Considering Indigenous Trust Investments through the Lens of Two-Eyed Seeing by Frankie Young
  • Saskatchewan’s Approach to Costs in Estate Litigation by Beaty F. Beaubier and Christine Libner

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).

Exciting New Online Resource Features

This month brings a few new features and additions to CanLII and HeinOnline.

CanLII has added the ability to upload your own documents to Lexbox. This new feature lets you keep all your research in one place and use CanLII’s resources like Reflex to automatically link to cited cases and legislation. You can also set up alerts and feeds based on information in your document. For those who subscribe to Clio, you can also now link to CanLII to add a timer straight to the header of every page.

While you are over on CanLII, check out this blog post that analyses how COVID-19 has affected how people are using CanLII, what they are looking for, and why that might be. It includes a really cool animated bar graph.

Over on HeinOnline, they have added a long desired search feature. Users can now search multiple selected databases at a time, right from their HeinOnline welcome page. Now, instead of searching one database at a time, you can select the ones you think will be most useful. This also includes filtering results to help narrow down queries.

HeinOnline has also continued to add new journals to its Law Journal Library, with a collection of now 2,900 titles. If you are interested more in specific authors, scroll down to their Tip of the Month to read more about their Author profile pages.

New Journals added to HeinOnline and CanLII

Among the new journals added this month, HeinOnline now provides current coverage of the Journal of Space Law. “Published by University of Mississippi School of Law since 1973, this widely recognized journal is devoted to space law and the legal problems arising out of human activities in outer space.”

Other titles include:

Summaries of these titles can be found on  the HeinOnline Blog. Another item to note is the ‘Tip of the Month’, which shows you how to send documents to yourself, or others, right from Heinonline.

CanLII has added the Queen’s Law Journal to its collection of online journals.

“First developed in 1968 to showcase the work of Queen’s University’s law students, the Queen’s Law Journal has since become one of the most respected legal publications in Canada and an important scholarly platform for legal commentary. Editors take an interdisciplinary approach that welcomes a diversity of perspectives for publication, the journal is also rigorously refereed. “

-From the CanLII blog

Journals update

New issues of the following journals are now available through WestlawNext Canada. If you would like to read any of these articles, or if you are interested in any other online journals we offer, please contact us for assistance at

University of Toronto Law Journal

  • Liam Murphy, “The Artificial Morality of Private Law: The Persistence of an Illusion” 70 U. Toronto L.J. 453
  • David Cabrelli, “The Capabilities Approach: A Panacea for Labour Law’s Ills?”  70 U. Toronto L.J. 572
  • Andrew S Gold & Henry E Smith, “Sizing up Private Law”  70 U. Toronto L.J. 489
  • Malcolm Lavoie, “The Implications of Property as Self-Government” 70 U. Toronto L.J. 535
  • Lionel Smith “Parenthood Is a Fiduciary Relationship 70 U. Toronto L.J. 395”
  • Book reviews
    • Wesley M Oliver, “Sarah Seo, Policing the Open Road: How Cars Transformed American Freedom”  70 U. Toronto L.J. 592

Insolvency Institute of Canada Articles

  • Robyn Gurofsky &Tiffany Bennett, “Anti-Deprivation Rule in Canada: An Alberta Perspective”  I.I.C. Art. Vol. 9-3
  • John Salmas & Mark Freake, “The 2019 CCAA Amendments: Origins, Trends and Practical Implications”  I.I.C. Art. Vol. 9-6
  • Adam Maerov, Kourtney Rylands &Joseph Osborne, “After Quadriga: The Future of Insolvent Cryptocurrency Exchanges” I.I.C. Art. Vol. 9-2
  • Derek Harland, “The “Key” to Success? KERPs in Canadian Restructuring Law Insolvency” I.I.C. Art. Vol. 9-7
  • Vicki Tickle, “A Friend In Times of Need: Monitors in Conflict and How Amici Curiae Can Help Courts Protect the Integrity of CCAA Proceedings” I.I.C. Art. Vol. 9-1
  • Tevia R.M. Jeffries, “Rolling Pre-Filing Supply into a Post-Filing Facility: An Analysis of Canadian and American Treatment”  I.I.C. Art. Vol. 9-5
  • Geoffrey Spencer & Raymond Critch, “Court-Appointed Receivers: Is there an Adequate Alternative Avenue of Relief?”  I.I.C. Art. Vol. 9-4

Windsor Yearbook of Access to Justice

  • Allan C. Hutchinson, “Improving Access to Justice: Do Contingency Fees Really Work?” 36 Windsor Y.B. Access to Just. 184
  • Roger Cotterrell, “Access to Justice, Moral Distance and Changing Demands on Law” 36 Windsor Y.B. Access to Just. 193
  • Sarah Buhler & Rachel Tang, “Navigating Power and Claiming Justice: Tenant Experiences at Saskatchewan’s Housing Law Tribunal” 36 Windsor Y.B. Access to Just. 210
  • Joanna R. Quinn, “The Prospects for Customary Law in Transitional Justice: The Case of Fiji” 36 Windsor Y.B. Access to Just. 249
  • Adam Strombergsson-Denora, “Caught by Private Law: A Review of Visitors’ Jurisdiction in Canada” 36 Windsor Y.B. Access to Just. 284
  • Alexandra Flynn & Mariana Valverde, “Where the Sidewalk Ends: The Governance of Waterfront Toronto’s Sidewalk Labs Deal” 36 Windsor Y.B. Access to Just. 263
  • Kayal Munisami, “Legal Technology and the Future of Women in Law” 36 Windsor Y.B. Access to Just. 164
  • Jane Thomson, “Discrimination and the Private Law in Canada: Reflections on Spence v. BMO Trust Co.” 36 Windsor Y.B. Access to Just. 138
  • Anne Levesque, “L’égalité Réelle et la Mise en Œuvre Intégrale du Principe de Jordan” 36 Windsor Y.B. Access to Just. 231

Canadian Journal of Administrative Law and Practice

  • Kevin W. Gray, “A Separate Head of Judicial Review: Divergent Paths in Common Law Rights Review” 33 Can. J. Admin. L. & Prac. 305
  • Ryan Manucha, “Appellate Review for Questions of Law in Canadian Free Trade Agreement Disputes” 33 Can. J. Admin. L. & Prac. 283
  • Joanne Cave, “Dialogue and Discretion: Redefining the Alberta Labour Relations Board’s Role in Legislative Development” 33 Can. J. Admin. L. & Prac. 323
  • Brian C. Nel, “Vavilov à la Rencontre de Housen: Isoler la Raisonnabilité Telle Qu’Appliquée aux Questions de Droit” 33 Can. J. Admin. L. & Prac. 259

Intellectual Property Journal

  • Alyssa Gaffen, “Refining the Saccharin Doctrine: A Call for Clarity and Predictability in Canada’s Extraterritorial Patent Law” Intellectual Property Journal 32 I.P.J. 291
  • Neerav Srivastava, “Romance and Fiduciary Relationships between Joint Authors and/or Co-Owners of Copyright” Intellectual Property Journal 32 I.P.J. 249
  • Lisa Macklem & Samuel Trosow, “Fair Dealing, Online Teaching and Technological Neutrality: Lessons from the COVID-19 Crisis” Intellectual Property Journal 32 I.P.J. 215

Also, available on CanLII, are these new articles

McGill Law Journal

  • Étienne Cloutier, “A Tale of Two Metaphors: A Narrative Take on the Canadian Constitution” 64 McGill L.J. 447
  • Sébastien Pimont, “De la Politique, de la Science et de la Technique en Droit Civil et en Droit Administratif Français: Scolies Sur Un Discours Savant” 64 McGill L.J. 601
  • Stephanie Ben-Ishai, Jennifer Robson & Saul Schwartz, “Eligible Non-Participation in Canadian Social Welfare Programs “64 McGill L.J. 499
  • Bertrand Lavoie, “Avoir Conscience de L’Internormativité: Contribution à l’Étude de la Conscience du Droit en Contexte Pluraliste”  64 McGill L.J. 415
  • Yves-Marie Morissett, “Publicistes et Privatistes Peuvent Correspondre Entre Eux et Même Se Comprendre”  64 McGill L.J. 573
  • Margarida Garcia & Richard Dubé, “L’Évolution Récente du Concept D’Indépendance Judiciaire et Les Menaces Internes à la Détermination de la Peine Juste” 64 McGill L.J. 535