4th edition (New edition)

Religious Institutions and the Law in Canada 4/e


This fourth revised edition is the leading Canadian legal text on the law relating to religious institutions. Previous editions have been frequently cited in and by all levels of Canadian courts as legally authoritative. Drawing on legal, historical, and theological sources, it deals with almost every area in which the laws of Canada interact with matters of religion or religious institutions including constitutional law, criminal law, evidence, property, corporations, trusts, taxation, discipline, family, health, and education. Designed for use by both lawyers and church administrators, this synthesis of legal and religious concerns makes this text an essential resource for all professionals working in the area.

The fourth edition of Religious Institutions and the Law, current to the end of 2016, updates the law and includes new consideration of wearing religious garb in public places, marriage, rights of public school students, the right of Trinity Western University to open a new professional law faculty, ownership of property where institutional disputes erupt, and the definition of religion for legal purposes.

Table of Contents

Preface to the Fourth Edition
Preface to the Third Edition
Preface to the Second Edition
Preface to the First Edition
Chapter 1: A Brief Historical Overview of Theories about the Relationship of Church and State
Chapter 2: A Brief History of Law and Religious Institutions in Canada
Chapter 3: Religious Institutions in Canada
Chapter 4: Constitutional Fundamentals
Chapter 5: Criminal Law
Chapter 6: Public Order
Chapter 7: Evidence
Chapter 8: Religious Organizations
Chapter 9: Discipline in Religious Institutions
Chapter 10: Education
Chapter 11: Family Law
Chapter 12: Health
Chapter 13: Sabbath Observance and Employment Accommodations
Table of Cases
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