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Tort Law, Sixth Edition provides a thorough coverage of Canadian tort law, with both historical and philosophical context, and contemporary developments in case law and legislation.
New and updated in this edition
The new sixth edition thoroughly reviews and updates all the significant developments in Canadian tort law since the last edition, including:
- Updates on the contentious issue of liability of public authorities, including which statutes or interactions give rise to a duty of care and residual policy considerations.
- A closer look at the Supreme Court of Canada’s judgment on causation in Clements v. Clements, including its impact on subsequent judgments.
- Extensive changes to Chapter 17, the Business Torts, arising from the Supreme Court of Canada’s articulation of the elements of the tort of unlawful means in A.I. Enterprises Ltd. v. Bram Enterprises Ltd.
- Clarification of the elements of the tort of private nuisance as articulated by the Supreme Court of Canada in Antrim Truck Centre Ltd. v. Ontario (Transportation).
- Inclusion of several important judgments from other Common Law jurisdictions, including the United Kingdom’s Supreme Court.
- Additional material relating to environmental protection and pollution added throughout.
- Examination of recent important lower court judgments on a variety of topics, including:
- expert testimony in professional negligence cases
- liability of third parties for the wrongs committed by others
- vicarious liability disputes
- liability for injuries caused by animals