Tort Law Collection Update

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Whether it was a five year old pulling out your chair, or a snail in your ginger beer, it’s good to know where the law stands when you’ve been wronged. The library has a thorough collection of texts on Tort law available, including two recently updated titles.

Newest Additions

Canadian Tort Law — 12th ed. by Allen M. Linden, Bruce Feldthusen, Margaret Isabel Hall, Erik S. Knutsen, Hilary A. N. Young

“The twelfth edition of the leading treatise on tort law in Canada continues the standard of excellence achieved by each previous edition and answers questions for all professionals in this field.”

Remedies in Tort. by Lewis Klar, Linda Rainaldi, Earl Cherniak, and Peter Kryworuk [looseleaf]

“Remedies in Tort is the only Canadian publication that summarizes tort law completely and in a readily accessible manner. This five-volume work has a total of 28 chapters that are constantly updated with the most recent guidelines and court decisions.”

Main Collection

Browse our catalog for even more titles on Torts, or take a look at some of the popular titles currently in our print collection.

Online titles

The Law of Torts. 6th ed. by Philip Osborne, Toronto: Irwin Law, 2020. Available on vLex

“An indispensable resource for practitioners, judges, and students seeking a concise and accessible introduction to the principles of tort law in Canada, as well as the social policies underlying the law and current trends in judicial decision making. The book reviews the foundations, characteristics, and objectives of tort law with specific discussions of negligence, intentional torts, strict liability, vicarious liability, nuisance, and defamation.”

Newsletters and Current Awareness

LexisNexis® Tort Law Netletter(TM) – an electronic current awareness service covering recent judicial developments in tort law, including property torts, torts affecting the person (including defamation), torts by and against the Crown, passing off, and negligence, including professional negligence by medical, legal and other professionals.
Email the library (library@lawsociety.mb.ca) to subscribe.

For even more resources visit the Library Resources section of the Member’s Portal and see what HeinOnline has to offer. They offer both recent articles in their Law Journal Library, as well as historical and rare titles in their Legal Classics Database.

Wills and Trusts Collection Update

The library’s collection continues to be updated and expanded with new editions and titles, with the latest update to Widdifield on Executors and Trustees. Read below for a summary of this authoritative title and then keep scrolling to see what over resources we have in the area of Wills and Estate Law.

Widdifield on Executors and Trustees

“This seminal classic of Canadian legal literature has been completely revised and updated by an author team drawn from the front ranks of the profession nation-wide.

Widdifield on Executors and Trustees offers a comprehensive exposition of the law relating to the exercise of the duties and prerogatives of the executor or trustee in Canadian law.

“Each of the 17 original chapters has been brought up-to-date with case law and legislation from all jurisdictions to provide a national perspective. To reflect the development of the law in this area since the previous edition, a new chapter focusing on the impact of family law upon the administration of estates has been added.”

The library has several other recent texts to help solve your Will and Trusts questions.

Lewin on Trusts — 20th ed.  KF 730 .L4 2020
Lewin on Trusts gives an in-depth analysis of both general principles and practical considerations, covering all aspects of trusts law, including creation of trusts, jurisdiction and choice of law, the role and duties, indemnity and remuneration of trustees, the rights of beneficiaries, dispositive and administrative powers concerning trusts, trust proceedings and remedies, and regulation of trusts and trustees.

Drafting Trusts & Will Trusts in Canada — 5th ed. KF 730 .K48 2020

“…examines both the general and the technical issues that can arise in this area of the law, and deftly combines advice on the substantive law with useful drafting direction. The commentary covers the full range of practical concerns that underpin trust drafting, and highlights the possible problems practitioners may encounter, from coast to coast..”

The Executor’s Handbook — 6th ed. KF 778 .G73 2019

 “…a comprehensive and practical resource designed to assist the executor, administrator or liquidator with this undertaking, and provides the information and direction required to administer an estate in Canada, from start to finish.”

Newsletters and Current Awareness

For the most current information be sure to watch our blog for regular updates to our newsletters.

 Estates trusts and Pensions journal  – “covers new trends in estates and trusts with special coverage of pensions issues. Informative articles, insightful comments on important cases and new legislation, along with a discussion of useful texts in the area, make this a critical tool for anyone involved in the estates, trusts and pensions areas, such as lawyers, trustees, actuaries, custodians, and accountants. Published four times a year, each edition is packed with vital information, saving you time, while ensuring you stay current on the latest issues.”

WeirFoulds Estates & Trusts Newsletter – Reports and comments on recent court decisions and other developments in Canadian estates and trusts law. This newsletter is part of our Current Awareness journals that are available for Law Society Members. If you are interested in receiving regular emails of any of these newsletters email us at library@lawsociety.mb.ca

This helpful resources is available in the library on our workstations. It includes primary sources, commentary, precedents, and finding tools for planners, administrators and litigators.


See our full Wills Collection for even more titles and resources.

Digital Collection Update: Emond’s and Irwin Law.

A new helpful text on expert evidence has been added to Emond’s Criminal Law Series and is available online in the Library Resources section of the Member’s Portal.

Qualifying and Challenging Expert Evidence

by Eric V. Gottardi, Jennifer A. MacLellan, Michael Lacy, Robin Flumerfelt

Qualifying and Challenging Expert Evidence is an essential guide for legal practitioners and expert witnesses participating in a criminal trial. Applicable to Crown, defence counsel, and the judiciary, this handbook uses clear and concise language to address all aspects of expert witness testimony from start to finish.

Authored by a respected team of cross-national legal experts, Qualifying and Challenging Expert Evidence integrates varied perspectives to achieve a balanced, engaging, and comprehensive approach unmatched by any other resource. It maintains a practical focus while weaving strategic guidance with an analysis of case law and the relevant provisions of the Criminal Code and the Canada Evidence Act.

Ranging from psychiatry to forensics and from pathology to technology, this resource will prepare legal practitioners for the procedural, tactical, and strategic elements of qualifying and challenging expert witnesses in criminal cases.

This text is Volume 15 in Emond’s Criminal Law Series.

vLex (Irwin Law)

Also available online, are these new titles from vLex’s Irwin Law Collection.

Fertility: 40 Years of Change 
By Maureen A. McTeer

“…Maureen McTeer explores key medical, research, and legal developments in assisted human reproduction since the birth of the first IVF baby in 1978. With keen insight, she analyses how Canada has responded to the many legal and societal opportunities this foundational reproductive technology has created…”

Every Cyclist’s Guide to Canadian Law – 2nd ed. 
By Christopher Waters

“Christopher Waters, a law professor and cycling advocate, provides a comprehensive overview of the Canadian law on bicycles. The book covers rules of the road, purchasing and using bikes, what to do in the case of a crash or a stolen bike, starting up your own cycling club, racing your bike, and much more.”

Child Victims in Canada’s Justice System By Loree Armstrong Beniuk

” a thoroughly researched resource that will be useful for anyone working with or establishing public policy with respect to children who have experienced sexual abuse.”

Canadian Policing. Why and How It Must Change By Kent Roach

“a comprehensive and critical examination of Canadian policing from its colonial origins to its response to the February 2022 blockades and occupations.
 …offers concrete proposals for reforms to the RCMP, use of force policies, better community safety plans, and more democratic policing.”

New Print Titles on Regulatory Law, Res Judicata, Drafting Wills and more

New titles and updated editions have now arrived at the Great Library. While we are temporarily closed in person, we can still provide scanned sections of these titles or arrange for pick-up and drop-off. Contact us at library@lawsociety.mb.ca for more information.

Regulatory Law & Practice, 3rd ed.

“While legal professionals are no strangers to regulations, the perplexity of the mechanisms to challenge the validity of regulations and rules makes regulatory law an area of specialized knowledge beyond the reach of most lawyers and government officials. The process by which regulations are made, and the controls imposed by legislatures on the law-making powers of regulators, are also a ‘black box’ little understood by government officials and legislators themselves. Regulatory Law and Practice, 3rd Edition takes a multi-jurisdictional approach to regulatory law principles and regulatory processes, describing case law and regulatory processes in jurisdictions across the Commonwealth and beyond.”

The Doctrine of Res Judicata in Canada, 5th ed.

“The definitive resource on an important legal doctrine: why a person can only sue or be sued once for each case.
The book’s analysis, terminology and description of the law have been adopted by the Supreme Court of Canada, and have been cited on numerous occasions by provincial trial and appellate courts and by tribunals across Canada. The text provides a comprehensive distillation of the res judicata doctrine that has evolved in 200 years of Canadian jurisprudence.“

The Law of Privacy in Canada, 3rd ed

Author Michael Power is a leading authority on Canadian privacy law and issues concerning the protection of personal information. The Law of Privacy, 3rd Edition is a comprehensive treatise providing a thorough overview of Canadian privacy law and includes two main sections:

  • Personal Information Protection in Canada – Legislation and statutes; the meaning of “personal information”; the collection, use and management of personal information in the public, private and health sectors; security and breach notification; borders and boundaries; and enforcement;
  • Privacy – Common law and arbitral decisions; privacy and the Charter; privacy in Canadian tort law, criminal law, and employment.

This book also features a helpful annex that provides guidance on how to manage personal information, including how to build privacy management frameworks and the privacy issues that must be addressed in outsourcing and procurement.

The Encyclopedic Dictionary of Canadian Law

“From the very first entry (“A or a”) to the last (“ZZZZ”), it is clear that this new publication is the most comprehensive Canadian legal dictionary available. It is a thoroughly contemporary, truly essential resource that even includes definitions of common acronyms now used in text slang – a useful addition given the extent to which text messages are now used as evidence in criminal proceedings.”

Drafting Wills in Canada — 3rd edition

“Helpful examples of good and bad drafting, along with dozens of practical tips both for drafting and for managing a wills practice.

What’s New In This Edition?

  • New chapter on First Nations Estates under the Indian Act
  • Comprehensive tax matters section in the Business Interests chapter providing an overview of common income tax planning issues for business owners in the context of estate planning
  • Recent case law, as well as key changes to federal tax law and wills and attorney legislation in several provinces
  • Updated content on dealing with digital assets, charitable giving and graduated rate estates
Dangerous Offender Law

“This new publication is a comprehensive, yet accessible, overview of dangerous offender law in Canada. Written by three experts in the field, including defence counsel and intervenor from the landmark R. v. Boutilier case at the Supreme Court of Canada, Dangerous Offender Law presents criminal justice participants and the Canadian public with a long overdue guide to understanding the complex sentencing regime set out in Part XXIV of Canada’s Criminal Code.”

New Print Books from Emond

New print copies of Emond’s Criminal law series are now available. A reminder that all our reserve books are available for members to borow for two days, or two weeks for items from the regular collection.

Online access is also available for Digital Evidence, Search and Seizure, and Prosecuting and Defending Fraud Cases, as well as the rest of the Criminal Law Series in the Library Resources section of the member portal.

Digital Evidence — 2nd ed. – “This is the first comprehensive text on this facet of law. It is designed to clarify the nuances of the authentication and admissibility of digital evidence, privacy rights, the uses and limits of social media evidence, and the search and seizure of electronic devices. This text also explores the ways in which law enforcement can access digital data in the hands of third parties, including the various powers created by Bill C-13 (S.C. 2014, c. 31 Protecting Canadians from Online Crime Act).”

Search and Seizure – “Search and Seizure provides a practical examination of the evolving body of legal rules and principles that govern how reasonable searches and seizures are conducted. In particular, it considers the increased complexity of assessing a person’s reasonable expectation of privacy in the digital age. This handbook addresses central concerns and relevant topics such as Section 487 Search Warrants, computer device searches, warrantless searches, and exclusion of evidence.”

Modern Criminal Evidence – “the first major treatise to provide a truly practical and comprehensive guide to criminal evidence law in Canada. Unlike other texts in this area, this book’s practical approach guides readers through evidentiary issues in all components of criminal law, providing indispensable insight from Crown, defence, and judicial perspectives.”

Prosecuting and Defending Fraud Cases, 2nd ed. – “prepares readers to properly litigate fraud cases, examining both prosecutorial and defence perspectives. Guiding readers step by step throughout the process of a fraud case, this practical resource weaves strategic information with case law analysis and relevant provisions of the Criminal Code. This edition features up-to-date legislation, additional content, updated charts, and a new chapter on cyber fraud in Canada.”

Autonomous Vehicles and Anti-discrimination Law added to online collection

The latest additions from Irwin Law are now available behind the member’s portal on vLex.

Autonomous Vehicles. Self-Driving Cars and the Law of Canada  By Nathan Baker Irwin Law Inc., 2021

“Over the coming decades, the law surrounding motor vehicles is going to go through profound changes as autonomous vehicles become common and issues of law deriving from advances in technology inevitably arise. The definition of autonomy will be debated as we move to find new solutions to age-old problems, ranging from gridlock to human error. With the transition to, and ongoing evolution of, autonomous vehicles, the law will have to be modified accordingly. A new area of law will be needed, and with it, an assessment of how the current law can be adapted. Autonomous Vehicles: Self-Driving Cars and the Law of Canada will serve as a ready resource as courts and litigants begin the journey down this new road.”

Discrimination Stories. Exclusion, Law, and Everyday Life  By Colleen Sheppard Irwin Law Inc., 2021

“Despite growing societal and media attention to problems of discrimination in Canadian society, legal concepts in equality and anti-discrimination law are not widely understood. Discrimination Stories: Exclusion, Law, and Everyday Life explores diverse legal cases brought before courts and human rights tribunals to help us understand the development of anti-discrimination law in Canada. The cases take us into — and teach us about — the concrete realities of inequality in everyday life. They portray the struggles of individuals, families, and communities seeking justice and legal remedies for the harms of discrimination. The cases also reveal both the strengths and limits of anti-discrimination law. They show that equality in our human relations cannot be crafted exclusively by courts or tribunals, despite their significance and importance. Drawing on the complexity and power of discrimination stories, this book is designed to expand our collective knowledge of the evolving legal concepts at the heart of equality law.”