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Harvey T. Strosberg, Q.C. and Irwin Law Inc. are pleased to announce that the winner of the 2015 Harvey T. Strosberg Essay Prize for the best student essay on class actions in Canada is Lauren Pearce. Her prize-winning paper, “Catch and Release: Class Actions and Solvent Third Parties under the CCAA,” will appear in Volume 11, Issue 2 of the Canadian Class Action Review. She will also receive a prize of $10,000.
Between 1891 and 1921, the Toronto Railway Company operated Toronto’s streetcars under a franchise granted by the City. The arrangement brought the City a modern electric streetcar system, but the relationship between the two entities was a tempestuous one. This book details these legal disputes, and along the way, links them to the city’s expansion and development, its municipal politics, the provincial debates over public ownership of many kinds of utilities, and the legal culture of the day.
After an autumn rife with terrorist attacks in the West, the Harper government responded with the radical Bill C-51. Bill C-51 has been met with resistance from professionals and everyday Canadians alike, and Professors Forcese and Roach have been at the helm of the opposition. They have spent much of 2015 criticizing Canada’s new terror laws in both the government and the media. False Security, the culmination of their work, will be released on September 18th, 2015.
Canadian Family Law provides expert insight into a wide variety of legal issues that confront Canadian families today. The book will be of particular interest to judges, legal practitioners, mediators, arbitrators and other professionals who require an understanding of the law related to families. It also provides a unique source of information for law students and their professors.
Edited by Harvey T. Strosberg Q.C., the Canadian Class Action Review is the only journal in Canada focused on publishing leading edge multi-disciplinary scholarship about class actions. The journal's articles and commentary, authored by prominent academics and leading practitioners, appeal to a multidisciplinary audience, including the legal community, the accounting profession, and public relations practitioners. Issue 10.1-2 is available now!
Child Support Guidelines in Canada, 2015 continues the tradition of presenting comprehensive, current case law and analysis in a very practical format. Relevant cases from every Canadian province and territory are cited in support of the principles set out in the textual commentary.
Irwin Law Inc., in partnership with ebrary, a leading provider of digital content products and technologies, is pleased to make information from its well-known selection of law titles easier to find, use, and manage than ever!
Entrepreneurs, business owners, and risk takers need to know the facts of workplace regulation in Ontario. The Employment and Labour Law Toolbox has been organized with your time in mind to enable you to find what you are looking for and gain an understanding of the relevant ideas quickly. For the first time in Ontario, a resource exists to help owners, managers, and entrepreneurs proactively manage their employees and get the job done.
For much of 2015, Craig Forcese and Kent Roach have provided, as Maclean’s put it, the “intellectual core of what’s emerged as surprisingly vigorous push-back” to Bill C-51. In this book, they show that our terror laws now make a false promise of security even as they present a radical challenge to rights and liberties. They trace how our laws repeat past mistakes of institutionalized illegality while failing to address problems that weaken the accountability of security agencies and impair Canada’s ability to defend against terrorism.
This book builds upon the first edition as an introductory guide to immigration, refugee, and citizenship law. Its aim is to provide an overview, or a starting point, both for those who want to investigate the mechanics of Canada’s immigration regime and for those who want to assess, critique, or question the aims and impacts of the law.
Irwin Law is pleased to partner with Nu-Book to make our books available for iOS and Android devices. Now you can take your research on the go!
The Law of Tortsby Philip Osborne is 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 discussion of negligence, intentional torts, strict liability, vicarious liability, nuisance, and defamation.
Since publication of the first edition in 1996, Criminal Law by Kent Roach has become one of the most highly regarded titles in Irwin Law’s Essentials of Canadian Law series. Professor Roach’s account of the current state of substantive criminal law in Canada has become essential reading not only in law schools but also among judges, practitioners, and others involved in the criminal justice system.
Irwin Law is proud to publish False Security: The Radicalization of Canadian Anti-terrorism this September. The book provides a detailed account of the failings of Bill C-51 and explains how the laws miss the mark in striking the delicate balance between privacy and security. Bill C-51 tackles anti-terrorism with a hard-line approach: the laws give CSIS more powers and allow the government to crack down on the promotion of terrorism. But these major changes ignore recommendations on how to avoid future threats, as well as the difficult lessons Canada has learned about terrorism throughout history.
Authors Craig Forcese and Kent Roach look at the issue of terrorism through many lenses. While providing context through a detailed history of Canada’s responses to terrorism, the book also touches on the sociological and legal implications, presenting a cohesive and thorough look at today’s terrorism threat.
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Irwin Law congratulates author Gib van Ert on his appointment as Executive Legal Officer of the Supreme Court of Canada. Read more about Van Ert's appointment here.
Harvey T. Strosberg, Q.C. and Irwin Law Inc. are pleased to announce that the winner of the 2015 Harvey T. Strosberg Essay Prize for the best student essay on class actions in Canada is Lauren Pearce.
Lauren Pearce is a recent graduate of the Faculty of Law, University of Toronto. While at law school, she worked in refugee and immigration law at Downtown Legal Services, a legal aid clinic. She is currently an articling student at Paliare Roland, working in the area of litigation.
Her prize-winning paper, “Catch and Release: Class Actions and Solvent Third Parties under the CCAA,” will appear in Volume 11, Issue 2 of the Canadian Class Action Review. She will also receive a prize of $10,000.
Michael Enright's essay, "Should animals have rights similar to human rights?", was broadcast on The Sunday Edition yesterday (May 31). Enright draws upon Canadian Perspectives on Animals and the Law, noting that "animals are sentient and self-aware and they can suffer pain. Just like the rest of us." Listen to the essay now.
Irwin Law Inc mourns the death of Nicole LaViolette on 22 May 2015. Nicole was, in the words of Nathalie DesRosiers, dean of law at the University of Ottawa, "a visionary professor." In February 2015 she received the 2015 Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity Conference (SOGIC) Hero Award from the Canadian Bar Association for her outstanding work in defending and promoting the rights of sexual minorities in Canada and around the world. She published extensively in the areas of international human rights, international humanitarian law, and the rights of refugees.