• Publication Date: July 15, 2016
  • ISBN: Print (Paperback): 9781552214282
  • ISBN: Digital (PDF): 9781552214299
  • 434 pages; 6" x 9"

Public Lands and Resources Law in Canada


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Product Description

This is the first and only legal textbook that surveys key legal issues common to the regulation of all resource sectors in Canada. It provides overviews of all major public land uses and their legal regulation. The focus is on public, not private land. The book provides an historical overview and covers modern influences on resource policy including sustainable development, globalization, resource scarcity, and climate change. It looks at Crown ownership, Aboriginal rights, federalism, land use planning, dispositions, conflict resolution, expropriation, and other key legal and policy issues. It includes discussion of the future of the field in light of issues such as climate change and population growth. This book is a valuable resource for law students, lawyers, and those in the various resource industries.


Part One: General Chapters

Chapter 1: Public Lands and Natural Resources: Early History

Chapter 2: Public Lands and Natural Resources: Confederation and Onwards

Chapter 3: Sources of Jurisdiction and Control

Chapter 4: Public Ownership

Chapter 5: Public Lands and Resources Management: The Policy Backdrop

Chapter 6: Public Lands and Resources Planning and Management: Policies, Tools, and Legislation

Chapter 7: Dispositions of Public Resources and Interests in Public Lands

Chapter 8: Project-specific Regulation of Resource Users

Chapter 9: Resource Use Conflicts

Chapter 10: The Future of Public Lands and Natural Resources Law

Part Two: Case Study

Chapter 11: A Case Study in Resource Management: Energy on Public Lands

Part Three: Sectoral Overviews

Chapter 12: Fisheries Sector Overview

Chapter 13: Parks Sector Overview

Chapter 14: Wildlife Sector Overview

Chapter 15: Heritage Sector Overview

Chapter 16: Forestry Sector Overview

Chapter 17: Water Sector Overview

Chapter 18: Mining Sector Overview

Table of Cases


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