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  • Recently Updated!

    by Lesley Dobin | Oct 26, 2016

    Statutory Interpretation

    3rd ed. Updated to 2016

    The third edition has been updated and restructured, adding a new chapter to the Introduction that explains what is meant by “the entire context” — the core concept of the modern principle that governs interpretation — and shows how the various interpretive rules and presumptions fit into that complex concept. There is another new chapter on Aboriginal law and rights to reflect the increasing importance of this area of law. Finally, this edition offers an expanded, comprehensive treatment of the presumptions of legislative intent and the important role that policy plays in interpretation, even though courts are sometimes reluctant to acknowledge that role.

    The above summary is provided by Irwin Law.

  • Exploring Electronic Resources : British Columbia Administrative Law Practice Manual

    by Lesley Dobin | Oct 20, 2016

    This is the weekly look at one of the many valuable online legal information resources available when you visit the Courthouse Libraries of BC. Today we’re looking at the British Columbia Administrative Law Practice Manual.

    Available as part of the CLEBC Practice Manuals collection, the British Columbia Administrative Law Practice Manual is intended for all levels of administrative law practice, administrative law decision makers, and judges in superior and federal courts.

    Some highlights from the most recent update include:

    • standard of review applicable to administrative officers; entitlement of tribunals to deference in interpreting home statute: developing Supreme Court of Canada jurisprudence
    • powers of tribunals to reconsider their own decisions
    • which decisions are reviewable in cases where there has been reconsideration
    • First Nations as administrative law decision-makers (“federal board, commission or other tribunal”; applicability of Judical Review Procedure Act)
    • imminent tribunal “clustering” in British Columbia; effect on impartiality and independence
    • new annotated sample petitions for judicial review in Supreme Court of British Columbia
    • amended Federal Courts Practice Directions

    Online access allows for easy keyword searching, while hyperlinks provide quick access to full text case law and legislation.

    When you are next in the library performing research or borrowing material, don’t forget to explore the resources online and check back here every week, to learn more about the electronic resources available on-site at any location of Courthouse Libraries BC.

  • Recently Added!

    by Lesley Dobin | Oct 19, 2016

    Brand Management in Canadian Law

    4thed, Updated to 2016

    Explore the branding process and how existing Canadian laws apply. Discover the impact of consumer perceptions on a brand and the legal implications. Learn about the legal issues associated with brand equity, leverage and integration. Find out why effective brand management policies are so critical in today's competitive marketplace.

    New in this edition
    • An update of the branding principles
    • An update of relevant case law since the previous edition
    • A review of the amendments to the Trade-marks Act currently passed but not brought into force
    • A new section on the new gTLDs
    • A new section on the Uniform Rapid Suspension System
    • A new section on the Federal Anti-Spam legislation, CASL
    • New section on branding and social media
    • A new section on the New Border Enforcement Regime Implemented by the Combating Counterfeit Products Act

    Available to borrow now!


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