The 2019 Annotated Crown Liability and Proceedings Act

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The 2019 Annotated Crown Liability and Proceedings Act provides an essential reference in proceedings against the federal Crown, and serves as an authoritative guide to the significant, recent changes to the practice in this area. Written by leading authorities in the area, it includes the consolidated text of the statute in French and English, section-by-section commentary, digests of all relevant judicial decisions, as well as cross-references to related legislative provisions and secondary sources. This portable handbook is an ideal resource for the office or the court.

New in this edition

The Crown Liability Act has been fully updated and important new case law has been added under the appropriate sections.

Topics from new Supreme Court of Canada cases discussed in this edition include the following:

  • Crown fiduciary duties towards disadvantaged groups, particularly in relation to the Crowns responsibility to Aboriginal people and their interests and entitlement to land
    • Alberta v. Elder Advocates of Alberta Society (2011 S.C.C.)
    • Manitoba Métis Federation v. Canada (2011 S.C.C.)
  • Crown liability governed by the law of the jurisdiction wrongful acts were committed
    • Hinse v. Canada (2015 S.C.C.)
  • Tort of nuisance
    • Antrim Truck Centre Ltd. v. Ontario (Transportation) (2013 S.C.C.)
  • Damages for breach of the Charter rights
    • Ernst v. Alberta Energy Regulator (2017 S.C.C.)
  • Punitive damages
    • Hinse v. Canada (2015 S.C.C.)
  • Limitations on liability indirect liability
    • Hinse v. Canada (2015 S.C.C.)
  • Immunity for government policy decisions
    • Hinse v. Canada (2015 S.C.C.)
  • Crown immunity from Rules of Civil Procedure in cases where the Crown is not a party
    • Canada v. Thouin (2017 S.C.C.)
  • Limitation periods
    • Manitoba Métis Federation Inc. v. Canada (2013 S.C.C.)
    • Wewaykum Indian Band v. Canada (2002 S.C.R.)
    • Canada v. Lameman (2008 S.C.C.)
    • Canada v. Thouin (2017 S.C.C.)
  • Regulations under the Act
    • Canada v. Thouin (2017 S.C.C.)
  • Examinations for discovery and document discovery
    • Canada v. Thouin (2017 S.C.C.)


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