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Elements of Quebec Civil Law: A Comparison with the Common Law of Canada
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This work, presented in two volumes – one in English, the other in French – is the result of a dialogue by a team of experienced scholars on the civil law and the common law in the Canadian context. The work includes chapters on property, trusts, contracts, civil liability, and private international law. Each chapter, in addition to setting out the rules applicable to the field under study, analyses, compares, and critiques major points of similarity or divergence between the two legal systems.

The English-language volume on Quebec civil law is primarily intended for English-speaking Canadian jurists with a common law background while the French-language volume on the common law is specifically intended to meet the needs of legal professionals with a civil law background, mostly in Quebec.

See also: Éléments de common law canadienne : comparaison avec le droit civil québécois.


  • Setting the Stage: Comparative Law in Canada at the Dawn of the 21st Century
    Aline Grenon
  • An Introduction to Quebec Civil Law
    Sylvio Normand
  • The Law of Property
    François Brochu
  • The Law of Trusts
    Jacques Beaulne
  • The Law of Contracts
    Michelle Cumyn
  • The Law of Civil Liability
    Nathalie Vézina and Patrice Deslauriers
  • Private International Law
    Gérald Goldstein