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Thursday Thinkpiece: Suing for Silence : Sexual Violence and Defamation Law

Periodically on Thursdays, we present a significant excerpt, usually from a recently published book or journal article. In every case the proper permissions have been obtained. If you are a publisher who would like to participate in this feature, please let us know via the site’s contact form.

Suing for Silence : Sexual Violence and Defamation Law

Author: Mandi Gray
Publisher: UBC Press
Publication Date: March 1, 2024
ISBN: 9780774869171
Page count: 180 pages; 6 x 9

Excerpt: Introduction

In summer 2017, I received a Facebook message from Lynn, a Canadian tattoo artist in her late twenties. Women from all . . . [more]

Posted in: Justice Issues, Thursday Thinkpiece

Book Review: Art Law: Cases and Controversies

Several times each month, we are pleased to republish a recent book review from the Canadian Law Library Review (CLLR). CLLR is the official journal of the Canadian Association of Law Libraries (CALL/ACBD), and its reviews cover both practice-oriented and academic publications related to the law.

Art Law: Cases and Controversies. By Paul Bain. Toronto: LexisNexis Canada, 2022. xxii, 362 p. Includes illustrations, table of cases, and index. ISBN 9780433509653 (softcover) $170.00.

Reviewed by Susan Barker
Librarian Emeritus,
University of Toronto

As author Paul Bain writes in his introduction to Art Law: Cases and Controversies, . . . [more]

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Book Review: The Law of Affidavits

Several times each month, we are pleased to republish a recent book review from the Canadian Law Library Review (CLLR). CLLR is the official journal of the Canadian Association of Law Libraries (CALL/ACBD), and its reviews cover both practice-oriented and academic publications related to the law.

The Law of Affidavits. By John Douglas Shields. Toronto: LexisNexis Canada, 2023. 255 p. Includes bibliographic references, table of cases, and index. ISBN 9780433525004 (softcover) $140.00.

Reviewed by Laura Lemmens
Retired Librarian
Edmonton, Alberta

The Law of Affidavits is the first and only text dedicated to evidence and the drafting . . . [more]

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Book Review: Reckoning With Racism: Police, Judges, and the RDS Case

Several times each month, we are pleased to republish a recent book review from the Canadian Law Library Review (CLLR). CLLR is the official journal of the Canadian Association of Law Libraries (CALL/ACBD), and its reviews cover both practice-oriented and academic publications related to the law.

Reckoning with Racism: Police, Judges, and the RDS Case. By Constance Backhouse. UBC Press: Vancouver, 2022. 289 p. Includes chronology, bibliographic notes, illustrations, and index. ISBN 9780774868228 (hardcover) $75.00; ISBN 9780774868273 (softcover) $27.95; ISBN 9780774868297 (ePUB) $27.95; ISBN 9780774868280 (PDF) $27.95.

Reviewed by Lori O’Connor
Public Prosecutions
Melfort, SK

Reckoning . . . [more]

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Book Review: Law and Mental Health in Canada: Cases and Materials

Several times each month, we are pleased to republish a recent book review from the Canadian Law Library Review (CLLR). CLLR is the official journal of the Canadian Association of Law Libraries (CALL/ACBD), and its reviews cover both practice-oriented and academic publications related to the law.

Law and Mental Health in Canada: Cases and Materials. Edited by Anita Szigeti & Ruby Dhand. Toronto: LexisNexis Canada, 2022. xxix, 552 p. Includes table of cases, table of statutes, and index. ISBN 9780433525165 (softcover) $135.00.

Reviewed by Melanie R. Bueckert
Legal Research Counsel
Manitoba Court of Appeal

Law and . . . [more]

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Thursday Thinkpiece: You Be the Judge

Periodically on Thursdays, we present a significant excerpt, usually from a recently published book or journal article. In every case the proper permissions have been obtained. If you are a publisher who would like to participate in this feature, please let us know via the site’s contact form.

You Be the Judge

Author: Norm Douglas
Publisher: Irwin Law Inc.
Imprint: Irwin Law
Publication Date: December 1, 2023
ISBN: Print (Paperback): 9781552216903
ISBN: Digital (PDF): 9781552216910
Page count: 248 pages; 5½” x 8½”

Introduction

Have you ever wanted to be a judge?

Here’s your chance. Sit on the dais beside criminal . . . [more]

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Book Review: Executions: 700 Years of Public Punishment in London

Several times each month, we are pleased to republish a recent book review from the Canadian Law Library Review (CLLR). CLLR is the official journal of the Canadian Association of Law Libraries (CALL/ACBD), and its reviews cover both practice-oriented and academic publications related to the law.

Executions: 700 Years of Public Punishment in London. Edited by Jackie Keily. London: Philip Wilson, 2022. 144 p. Includes illustrations and index. ISBN 9781781301081 (softcover) $26.99.

Reviewed by Amy Kaufman
Head Law Librarian
Queen’s University

The death penalty may seem distant for many of us, with its last use in . . . [more]

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Thursday Thinkpiece: A Basic Guide to Canadian Family Law

Periodically on Thursdays, we present a significant excerpt, usually from a recently published book or journal article. In every case the proper permissions have been obtained. If you are a publisher who would like to participate in this feature, please let us know via the site’s contact form.

A Basic Guide to Canadian Family Law — What Everybody Needs to Know About Canadian Family Law but Could Never Afford to Ask

Authors: Julien D. Payne; Marilyn A. Payne
Publisher: Irwin Law Inc.
Imprint: Irwin Law
Publication Date: October 18, 2023
ISBN: Print (Paperback): 9781552217146
ISBN: Digital (PDF): 9781552217153
Page . . . [more]

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Thursday Thinkpiece: Drafting, Interpreting, and Applying Legislation

Periodically on Thursdays, we present a significant excerpt, usually from a recently published book or journal article. In every case the proper permissions have been obtained. If you are a publisher who would like to participate in this feature, please let us know via the site’s contact form.

DRAFTING, INTERPRETING, AND APPLYING LEGISLATION

Authors: John Mark KeyesWendy Gordon
Editor: Gregory Tardi
Publisher: Irwin Law Inc.
Imprint: Irwin Law
Series: Understanding Canada
Publication Date: September 1, 2023
EAN: 9781552216811
Page count: 218 pages; 6″ x 9″

Excerpt: “How Is Legislation Understood and Applied?” [Footnotes omitted]

Since courts . . . [more]

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Book Review: Legal Data and Information in Practice: How Data and the Law Interact

Several times each month, we are pleased to republish a recent book review from the Canadian Law Library Review (CLLR). CLLR is the official journal of the Canadian Association of Law Libraries (CALL/ACBD), and its reviews cover both practice-oriented and academic publications related to the law.

Legal Data and Information in Practice: How Data and the Law Interact. By Sarah A. Sutherland. New York: Routledge, 2022. xxi, 148 p. Includes illustrations, tables, bibliography, and index. ISBN 9780367649906 (hardcover) US$170.00; ISBN 9780367649883 (softcover) US$42.95; ISBN 9781003127307 (eBook) US$42.95. <routledge.com>.

Reviewed by Sharon Wang
Associate Librarian
Osgoode . . . [more]

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Book Review: Every Cyclist’s Guide to Canadian Law

Several times each month, we are pleased to republish a recent book review from the Canadian Law Library Review (CLLR). CLLR is the official journal of the Canadian Association of Law Libraries (CALL/ACBD), and its reviews cover both practice-oriented and academic publications related to the law.

Every Cyclist’s Guide to Canadian Law. By Christopher Waters. 2nd ed. Toronto: Irwin Law, 2022. xiv, 231 p. Includes table of legislation, table of abbreviations, endnotes, and index. ISBN 9781552216453 (softcover) $35.00; ISBN 9781552216460 (PDF) $35.00. <irwinlaw.com>.

Reviewed by Yolanda Koscielski
Librarian for Criminology, Philosophy & Psychology
Simon Fraser University . . . [more]

Posted in: Book Review, Thursday Thinkpiece

Book Review: Troubling Truth and Reconciliation in Canadian Education

Several times each month, we are pleased to republish a recent book review from the Canadian Law Library Review (CLLR). CLLR is the official journal of the Canadian Association of Law Libraries (CALL/ACBD), and its reviews cover both practice-oriented and academic publications related to the law.

Troubling Truth and Reconciliation in Canadian Education: Critical Perspectives. Edited by Sandra D. Styres & Arlo Kempf. Edmonton, Amiskwacîwâskahican, Treaty 6, Métis Territory: University of Alberta Press, 2022. xxv, 302 p. Includes biographical references. ISBN 9781772126006 (softcover) $46.99; ISBN 9781772126181 (ePUB) $46.99; ISBN 9781772126198 (PDF) $46.99. <uap.ualberta.ca>.

Reviewed by Ann . . . [more]

Posted in: Book Review, Thursday Thinkpiece