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The Law of Contempt in Canada, 3rd edition / Jeffrey Miller
KM563.3.M544 2023
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Now in its twenty-sixth year of publication, Jeffrey Miller’s The Law of Contempt in Canada remains the only treatise of its kind, and thereby the leading authority on this increasingly important area of law. This third edition, completely revised and updated, includes new subsections treating implied contempt, contempt, and the vexatious litigant, leave to commence a contempt proceeding, family law orders, and in the sentencing context, failure of counsel to appear in court, real property matters, breach of sealing and nonpublication orders, breach of a remediation order, breach of no-contact (safeguard) orders, as well as repeat contemnors and the step principle (laddering, jump principle). The book opens with an expanded overview of the area (a particularly popular chapter), and for the first time, includes an appendix providing some French-Canadian equivalents to English contempt-law terminology. The volume continues to be the only comprehensive, focused, and highly detailed survey of its venerable and complex subject-matter.

On the shelves now at our Kamloops, Nanaimo, Prince George, Vancouver and Victoria branches

Search and Seizure / Chris Hunt
KM580.2.D53 2023
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Search and Seizure offers a comprehensive resource on section 8 of the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms in a narrative format accessible to general readers, with close to exhaustive coverage for lawyers and judges. It deals with all aspects of section 8, including a “reasonable expectation of privacy,” the many sources in law authorizing a search or seizure, when such laws are reasonable under the Charter, and when a search or seizure is conducted in a reasonable manner. Authors Robert Diab and Chris Hunt also include a detailed account of how warrants are obtained and the law on executing them, how to challenge the validity of a search or seizure, and remedies for a breach of section 8. Its concision, accessibility, and scope make this an ideal book for students and jurists alike.

On the shelves now at our Kamloops, Kelowna, and Vancouver branches

Introduction to International Tax in Canada, 11th edition / Jean-Pierre Vidal
KM337.01.V5 2023
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In this 11th edition of the Introduction to International Tax in Canada, Sophie Casgrain offers a new version of the chapter entitled “Expatriates”. Judith Charbonneau Kaplan becomes the sole author of the chapter entitled “Taxation of Foreign-Source Income,” and Jean-Pierre Vidal becomes the sole author of the chapter entitled “Part I Tax for a Non-Resident.”

As usual, this new edition features many improvements and updates.

On the shelves now at our Vancouver branch

The UN Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples: A Commentary / Jessie Hohmann
KM208.I5H64 2018
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The rights of indigenous peoples under international law have seen significant change in recent years, as various international bodies have attempted to address the question of how best to protect and enforce their rights. The United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples is the strongest statement thus far by the international community on this issue. The Declaration was adopted by the United Nations on 13 September 2007, and sets out the individual and collective rights of indigenous peoples, as well as their rights to culture, identity, language, employment, health, education, and other issues. While it is not a legally binding instrument under international law, it represents the development of international legal norms designed to eliminate human rights violations against indigenous peoples, and to help them in combating discrimination and marginalisation.

This comprehensive commentary on the Declaration analyses in detail both the substantive content of the Declaration and the position of the Declaration within existing international law. It considers the background to the text of every Article of the Declaration, including the travaux preparatoire, the relevant drafting history, and the context in which the provision came to be included in the Declaration. It sets out each provision's content, interpretation, its relationship with other principles of international law, and its legal status. It also discusses the significance and outlook for each of the rights analysed. The book assesses the practice of relevant regional and international bodies in enforcing the rights of indigenous peoples, providing an understanding of the practical application of the Declaration's principles. It is an indispensible resource for scholars, students, international organisations, and NGOs working on the rights of indigenous peoples.

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Drafting Wills in Canada: A Lawyer's Practical Guide, 3rd edition / Robyn Solnik
KN125.S65 2021
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In Drafting Wills in Canada: A Lawyer's Practical Guide, 3rd Edition, authors Robyn Solnik, Brian Gillingham and Caroline G.S. Kiva demonstrate the most common errors made by solicitors in drafting wills, powers of attorney, and other estate planning documents. The detailed explanations give readers deep insight into why the errors are wrong and what can be done to correct them.

The 3rd edition includes helpful examples of good and bad drafting, along with dozens of practical tips both for drafting and for managing a wills practice.

On the shelves now at our Abbotsford, Kamloops, New Westminster and Vancouver branches

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