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Evidence: Principles and Problems, Twelfth Edition
By: Ron Delisle, B.Sc., LL.B., LL.M., Don Stuart, B.A., LL.B., Dipl. In Criminology, D. Phil., David M. Tanovich, B.A., M.A., LL.B., LL.M., Lisa Dufraimont, J.D. (Toronto), LL.M., J.S.D. (Yale)
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Evidence: Principles and Problems, Twelfth Edition is a leading casebook on Canadian evidence law.

This is the twelfth edition of Evidence: Principles and Problems, a leading casebook on Canadian evidence law. Combining text and excerpts from leading cases with commentary and thought-provoking problem scenarios, the work continues to be a comprehensive resource on the law of evidence for both students and practitioners.

New in this edition

This edition has been thoroughly edited and updated.

The following major new Supreme Court rulings are considered:

  • Villaroman S.C.C.(circumstantial evidence; rule in Hodge’s case)
  • Bradshaw S.C.C. (corroboration for hearsay admissibility)
  • Bingley S.C.C. (drug recognition experts)
  • Durham Regional Crime Stoppers S.C.C. (informer privilege)
  • Barton Alta.C.A. (sexual assault stereotypes and dated jury instructions)
  • Brissard Ont.C.A. (motive in sexual assault cases)
  • Nero Ont.C.A. (spousal privilege)
  • Hirsch Sask.C.A. (Facebook messages)
  • Abbey (no. 2) Ont.C.A. (expert evidence)
  • Falconer N.S.C.A. (admissions)
  • MacIsaac Ont.C.A. (collateral facts)

Attention is also given throughout to many significant rulings by trial judges, including the sexual assault acquittal in Ghomeshi and Parliament’s response in Bill C-51.

About the Author
The Late Ron Delisle, B.Sc., LL.B., LL.M., was a Professor Emeritus of Law at Queen's University and a former Ontario provincial court judge. He was a dedicated educator and scholar in the field of criminal law and evidence, and a source of everlasting inspiration to generations of Canadian lawyers. He was also a co-author of Evidence: Principles and Problems, Canadian Evidence Law in a Nutshell, Learning Canadian Criminal Law, and Learning Canadian Criminal Procedure, and an Associate Editor of the Criminal Reports, all published by Carswell.

Don Stuart is Emeritus Professor of Law at Queen’s University. He is Editor-in-Chief of the Criminal Reports (Thomson Reuters) and of the National Judicial Institute, Criminal Law Essentials eletter (sent to over 1200 judges). He is author of Canadian Criminal Law: A Treatise, 7th ed. (2014) and Charter Justice in Canadian Criminal Law, 7th ed. (2018) and co-author of Learning Canadian Criminal Law, 14th ed. (2018) and Evidence: Principles and Problems, 12th ed. (2018), all published by Thomson Reuters.

David M. Tanovich, B.A., M.A., LL.B., LL.M., is a Professor at the Faculty of Law, University of Windsor where he teaches and writes in the areas of criminal law, evidence, legal ethics, and racial profiling. He is a nationally recognized expert who has written more than 40 books and articles. He is a former appellate counsel with Pinkofsky Lockyer in Toronto and a law clerk with Chief Justice Antonio Lamer of the Supreme Court of Canada.
Lisa Dufraimont, J.D. LL.M. J.S.D., is Associate Professor of Law at Osgoode Hall of York University. She is the co-author of Canadian Law in a Nutshell (3rd Ed. 2010) (Carswell) and an Associate editor of the Criminal Reports and the N.J.I.'s Criminal Essential eletter.