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    Baum, Daniel J.
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    Real cases from the Supreme Court dealing with youth issues. Laws, as they relate to youth and youth issues, can be difficult to understand for those they are intended to serve. In the first book of the Understanding Canadian Law series, author Daniel J. Baum breaks down the Supreme Court of Canada’s decisions relating to youth in plain language intended for readers of all ages. Drawing on examples from recent Supreme Court rulings, Youth and the Law walks the reader through such controversial subjects as spanking, bullying, youth violence, and police in the schools. Each chapter contains prompts to encourage critical thinking. Youth and the Law is an objective introduction for all readers to better understand how law impacts the young.

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    Adams, H. Clark
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    H. Clark Adams let you be the judge on 60 cases that he’s already made his decisions on in the legal arena of small claims court. It’s enough to put you off wedded bliss forever, but if you did harbour strong opinions on how the case Smith v Brown a couple on the brink of matrimony, interfering relatives notwithstanding should unfold, H. Clark Adams welcomes you to the legal arena of small claims court. Here feuding former lovers, despondent homeowners, and singed shopkeepers bring their grievances against their erstwhile partners in love and business for a ruling that could end the troubled relationship and maybe even offer them material or monetary comfort. In a tone that’s distinctly light-hearted, the retired deputy judge offers readers a fictionalized sampling of the cases presented at small claims court, and the chance for them to pit their best instincts and powers of judgment against his. Part I of the book is a collection of cases from the gripping to the ridiculous, while Part II features Adams’s decisions on the cases presented. If your view on these 60 cases differs from the learned judge, be warned: no appeal to his decision has ever been successful.

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    "From diversity comes strength and wisdom": this was the guiding principle for selecting the articles in this collection. Because there is no single voice, identity, history, or cultural experience that represents the women of the First Nations, a realistic picture will have many facets. Accordingly, the authors in Women of the First Nations include Native and non-Native scholars, feminists, and activists from across Canada. Their work examines various aspects of Aboriginal women's lives from a variety of theoretical and personal perspectives. They discuss standard media representations, as well as historical and current realities. They bring new perspectives to discussions on Aboriginal art, literature, historical, and cultural contributions, and they offer diverse viewpoints on present economic, environmental, and political issues. This collection counters the marginalization and silencing of First Nations women's voices and reflects the power, strength, and wisdom inherent in their lives.

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    Public Legal Education Association of Saskatchewan
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    Please note: the rights and duties around wills vary significantly from province to province. If you are looking for this information for a province other than Saskatchewan, please contact NNELS support.

    Writing your Will may be one of the most important things you'll ever do. A properly drafted Will can help ensure that your property is divided the way you intended and benefits the people you intended.

    This booklet describes what a Will is and the important points to remember when making a Will. It also explains the duties and responsibilities of the people appointed to look after your property when you die.

    The law regarding Wills and Estates is described here in general terms. This is not meant to be a legal authority on the subject, nor a self help kit on making a Will or distributing an estate. For specific legal advice you should consult a lawyer and may also require advice from other professionals, such as an accountant or other estate planner.

    http://plea.org/legal_resources/?a=377&searchTxt=wills&cat=28&pcat=4

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    Wojna, Lisa
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    "Lisa Wojna is a Western Canadian writer, journalist and photographer in the community newspaper industry and has authored or coauthored more than 20 books."--

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    Brousseau-Pouliot, Vincent
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    • Le congé de Pâques est-il appelé à disparaître ? • Peut-on faire de la prison pour une vidéo haineuse sur les réseaux sociaux ? • Un employeur peut-il forcer un employé à prendre sa retraite à cause de son âge ? • Chaque station de métro doit-elle avoir un ascenseur pour les personnes à mobilité réduite ? • La police peut-elle fouiller votre maison sans mandat ? Voilà autant de questions qui trouvent leurs réponses dans la Charte canadienne des droits et libertés et dans la Charte des droits et libertés de la personne du Québec. À partir de 45 questions pratiques, Vincent Brousseau-Pouliot nous aide à mieux comprendre ces lois fondamentales et les droits et les libertés qu'elles protègent. Ces droits et ces libertés qui sont au cœur de nos vies quotidiennes et de nos débats politiques et sociaux.

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    The development of the Canadian criminal justice system has been central to the dispossession of Indigenous populations and the safeguarding of colonial relations of power. Through the mechanisms of surveillance, segregation, and containment, the justice system ensures that Indigenous peoples remain in a state of economic deprivation, social isolation, and political subjection. Contributors to this volume examine historical expressions and ongoing reinforcement of settler colonialism with a view to illuminating how it manifests in contemporary police actions and criminal proceedings. Using an anti-colonial lens, alternative conceptualizations and practices of justice are explored. The volume includes testaments from Indigenous people currently in federal penitentiaries across Canada that show current penal and carceral arrangements for Indigenous people.

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    Mackey, Eva
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    "Unsettled Expectations is a critical multi-site ethnography that examines conflict over Indigenous land rights in Canada and the United States as a lens through which to understand historical and ongoing relationships between Indigenous and non-Indigenous peoples in settler colonies. The goal of the research is to try to understand the lived practices and discourses of people defending and countering indigenous land rights--as a grounded point of departure to examine the limits and possibilities of decolonization. It uses an interdisciplinary approach including: ethnographic interviews with participants in land claims in Ontario and New York state; historical analyses (not only of the Enlightenment philosophies on which "settler certainties" depend, but also of the legal systems that derive from these philosophies); and theoretical analysis drawn especially from settler colonial studies, on the foundational ideologies--and illusions--on which settler states are built and by which Indigenous peoples and ways of being are discredited. The goal of the book is to invite readers into a rethinking of the legal and philosophical assumptions that feed conflicts between settlers and Indigenous peoples over the rights of (living on) the land. It hoped to generate understandings of where the widespread assumption of settler certainty comes from, why it is ultimately a doomed fantasy, and why a self-reflexive engagement with uncertainty is necessary to any process of decolonization."--

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    Ellis, Ron
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    Canadian legislatures regularly assign what are truly court functions to non-court, government tribunals. These executive branch “judicial” tribunals are surrogate courts and together comprise a little-known system of administrative justice that annually makes hundreds of thousands of contentious, life-altering judicial decisions concerning the everyday rights of both individuals and businesses. This book demonstrates that, except perhaps in Quebec, the administrative justice system is a justice system in name only. Failing to conform to rule-of-law principles or constitutional norms, its tribunals are neither independent nor impartial and are only providentially competent. Unjust by Design describes a justice system in transcendent need of major restructuring and provides a blueprint for change.

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    Smith, Charles W., Savage, Larry
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    Since the turn of the twenty-first century, Canadian unions have scored a number of important Supreme Court victories, securing constitutional rights to picket, bargain collectively, and strike. Unions in Court documents the evolution of the Canadian labour movement’s engagement with the Charter, demonstrating how and why labour’s long-standing distrust of the legal system has given way to a controversial, Charter-based legal strategy. This book’s in-depth examination of constitutional labour rights will have critical implications for labour movements as well as activists in other fields.

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    Benforado, Adam
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    Our nation is founded on the idea that the law is impartial, that legal cases are won or lost on the basis of evidence, careful reasoning and nuanced argument. But they may, in fact, turn on the camera angle of a defendant's taped confession, the number of photos in a mug shot book, or a simple word choice during a cross-examination. Until we address these hidden biases head-on, the social inequality we see now will only widen, as powerful players and institutions find ways to exploit the weaknesses of our legal system. Unrated.

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    Walia, Harsha
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    Undoing Border Imperialism combines academic discourse, lived experiences of displacement, and movement-based practices into an exciting new book. By reformulating immigrant rights movements within a transnational analysis of capitalism, labor exploitation, settler colonialism, state building, and racialized empire, it provides the alternative conceptual frameworks of border imperialism and decolonization. Drawing on the author's experiences in No One Is Illegal, this work offers relevant insights for all social movement organizers on effective strategies to overcome the barriers and borders within movements in order to cultivate fierce, loving, and sustainable communities of resistance striving toward liberation. The author grounds the book in collective vision, with short contributions from over twenty organizers and writers from across North America.

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    Kilgore, James
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    We all know that orange is the new black and mass incarceration is the new Jim Crow, but how much do we actually know about the structure, goals, and impact of our criminal justice system' Understanding Mass Incarceration offers the first comprehensive overview of the incarceration apparatus put in place by the world's largest jailer: the United States. Drawing on a growing body of academic and professional work, Understanding Mass Incarceration describes in plain English the many competing theories of criminal justice-from rehabilitation to retribution, from restorative justice to justice reinvestment. In a lively and accessible style, author James Kilgore illuminates the difference between prisons and jails, probation and parole, laying out key concepts and policies such as the War on Drugs, broken windows policing, three-strikes sentencing, the school-to-prison pipeline, recidivism, and prison privatization. Informed by the crucial lenses of race and gender, he addresses issues typically omitted from the discussion: the rapidly increasing incarceration of women, Latinos, and transgender people; the growing imprisonment of immigrants; and the devastating impact of mass incarceration on communities. Both field guide and primer, Understanding Mass Incarceration will be an essential resource for those engaged in criminal justice activism as well as those new to the subject.

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    Baum, Daniel J.
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    Daniel Baum's guides to Canadian law have become essential legal guides for topics ranging from young offenders to first responders. Whether for law professionals of citizens who need to understand their legal rights, the books of the Understanding Canadian Law series are indispensable. Now, the first three instalments of the series are available in an ebook-exclusive bundle. Includes Youth and the Law What's the law? What does it mean? If the law is broken, especially criminal law, there may be a penalty. But who makes the law? How can the government draw lines in imposing individual responsibility? This book examines these questions in the context of dealing with youth, with case studies and analysis. Freedom and Expression This book detailing the protections, limits, and interpretation of freedom of expression in Canada is the second in a series exploring key topics pertaining to Canadian law. Crime Scene Investigations Police investigations can become legal minefields. Crime Scene Investigations is a clear guide to the powers and limitations of law enforcement officials. From the right to a lawyer's advice, to privacy law in search and seizures, to stop-and-frisk-style "carding" operations, this book covers the key topics in depth.

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    Baum, Daniel J.
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    In this special four-book bundle, legal expert Daniel J. Baum explains Canadian law in a clear and understandable way. Includes: Youth and the Law Laws, as they relate to youth and youth issues, can be difficult to understand for those they are intended to serve. Baum breaks down the Supreme Court of Canada’s decisions relating to youth in plain language intended for readers of all ages. Freedom of Expression Freedom of Expression details the protections, limits, and interpretation of freedom of expression in Canada. Crime Scene Investigations A clear guide to the powers and limitations of law enforcement officials. From the right to a lawyer’s advice, to privacy law in search and seizures, to stop-and-frisk-style “carding” operations, this book covers the key topics in depth. Life or Death (New!) Our bodies are ours to control, free from state interference — or so it would seem from the Charter of Rights and Freedoms. But how is this principle really applied?

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    Tarantino, Bob
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    Did you know that Canada's Criminal Code still has provisions outlawing the practice of witchcraft and "crafty sciences"? Did you know that blasphemy is a crime in Canada? And did you know that putting a picture of a red poppy on your website could get you in trouble with the Royal Canadian Legion? Lawyer and author Bob Tarantino takes readers on an entertaining and informative romp through Canada's legal labyrinths in a book that spotlights the country's past and present strange-but-true laws and legal history. He examines odd statutes and arcane jurisprudence across the spectrum of Canadian endeavours, from war and religion to sex and culture to politics and business. Frequently, he demonstrates the parallels between yesterday's prohibitions and today's trends such as the edict against duelling and the legalities of twenty-first-century hockey slugfests, or the confiscation of so-called crime comics in the 1950s and the controversy surrounding violence in contemporary video games.

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    Greenwood, F. Murray, Boissery, Beverley
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    In 1754 Eleanor Powers was hung for a murder committed during a botched robbery. She was the first woman condemned to die in Canada, but would not be the last.In Uncertain Justice, Beverley Boissery and Murray Greenwood portray a cast of women characters almost as often wronged by the law as they have wronged society. Starting with the Powers trial and continuing to the not-too-distant past, the authors expose the patriarchal values that lie at the core of criminal law, and the class and gender biases that permeate its procedures and applications.The writing style is similar to that of a popular mystery: "Harriet Henry lay dead. Horribly and indubitably. Her body sprawled against the bed, the head twisted at a grotesque angle. Foam engulfed the grinning mouth." Scholarly analysis combines with the narrative to make Uncertain Justice a fascinating and engaging read.There is a wealth of information about the emerging and evolving legal system and profession, the state of forensic science, the roles of juries, and the political turmoil and growing resistance to a purely class-based aristocratic form of government.

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    Arnheim, Michael
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    An in-depth look at the defining document of America Want to make sense of the U.S. Constitution? This plain-English guide walks you through this revered document, explaining how the articles and amendments came to be and how they have guided legislators, judges and presidents and sparked ongoing debates. You'll understand all the big issues—from separation of church and state to impeachment to civil rights—that continue to affect Americans' daily lives. * Get started with Constitution basics—explore the main concepts and their origins, the different approaches to interpretation, and how the document has changed over the past 200+ years * Know who has the power—see how the public, the President, Congress, and the Supreme Court share in the ruling of America * Balance the branches of government—discover what it means to be Commander in Chief, the functions of the House and Senate and how Supreme Court justices are appointed * Break down the Bill of Rights—from freedom of religion to the prohibition of "cruel and unusual punishments," understand what the first 10 amendments mean * Make sense of the modifications—see how amendments have reformed presidential elections, abolished slavery, given voting rights to women, and more Open the book and find: * The text of the Constitution and its amendments * Discussion of controversial issues including the death penalty, abortion, and gay marriage * Why the word "democracy" doesn't appear in the Constitution * What the Electoral College is and how it elects a President * Details on recent Supreme Court decisions * The Founding Fathers' intentions for balancing power in Washington

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    Brownstone, Harvey
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    Tug of War is the first book of its kind. Written by a sitting family court judge in layman’s language, it demystifies complex family law concepts and procedures, clearly explains how family court works, and gives parents essential alternatives to resolve their own custody battles and keep their kids out of the often damaging court system.

    Breakup rates in North America are skyrocketing. Recent statistics say 45% of marriages end in divorce, and at the centre are countless children, thrust by their families into a complex and seemingly impermeable family court system. Tug of War explains the role of lawyers and judges in the family justice system, and examines the parents’ own responsibilities to ensure that post-separation conflicts are resolved with minimal damage to the children stuck in the middle of parental disputes.

    Justice Harvey Brownstone explores themes that apply to all families and parents in conflict. He draws on fourteen years sitting on the family court bench to provide clear case examples with inclusive and accessible language. Tug of War describes alternatives to litigation and exposes the myth that parents can represent themselves without a lawyer in family court. Justice Brownstone discloses the inner struggles of parents, judges and lawyers in the maelstrom of marital conflict.

    This book is a must-read for couples involved in or contemplating separation, family law judges, lawyers, mediators, parenting coaches, psychologists, family counselors, social workers, students and professors of family law at law schools. It is endorsed by judges currently sitting in Ontario and New York State.

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    McLachlin, Beverley
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    Former Chief Justice of the Supreme Court of Canada, Beverley McLachlin, offers a look at her life and shares her insights into the most pressing legal and social questions we face today. As a young girl, Beverley McLachlin's world was often full of wonder--at the expansive Prairie vistas around her, at the stories she discovered in the books at her local library, and at the diverse people who passed through her parents' door. While her family was poor, their lives were rich in the ways that mattered most. Even at a young age, she had an innate sense of justice, which was reinforced by the lessons her parents taught her: Everyone deserves dignity. All people are equal. Those who work hard reap the rewards. As a young woman, McLachlin moved to Edmonton to pursue a degree in philosophy. There, she discovered her passion lay not in the ivory towers of academia, but in the real world, solving problems directly related to the lives of the people around her. And in the law, she found the tools to do exactly that. In her early years as an articling student and lawyer, she encountered sexism, exclusion, and old boys' clubs at every turn. And outside the courtroom, personal loss and tragedies struck close to home. Nonetheless, McLachlin was determined to prove her worth, and her love of the law and the pursuit of justice pulled her through the darkest moments. McLachlin's meteoric rise through the courts soon found her serving on the highest court in the country, becoming the first woman to be named Chief Justice of the Supreme Court of Canada. Over the next eighteen years, McLachlin presided over the most prominent cases in the country--involving Charter challenges, same-sex marriage, and euthanasia. One judgment at a time, she laid down a legal legacy that proved that fairness and justice were not luxuries of the powerful but rather obligations owed to each and every one of us.

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