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2019-09-23
Carswell

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Food Law and Policy in Canada
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Food Law and Policy in Canada, the first of its kind in the Canadian context, includes chapters from leading experts in the various sub-fields of food law and policy in Canada

While “food law” has not yet crystallized into a systematic field of study in Canada, rapid unification of this field has recently occurred in the USA, the UK, and the EU, among other jurisdictions. What can we learn from them? What is unique about Canadian physical, cultural and social realities that require different approaches to the study of food law and policy in Canada? What is the most effective path to developing coherent and effective food laws that not only serve Canada, but also provide an inspirational model for other countries and enhance international collaboration on creating sustainable and just food systems?

Food Law and Policy in Canada, the first of its kind in the Canadian context, includes chapters from leading experts in the various sub-fields of food law and policy in Canada. The book has two parts. Part I, “Foundations of Food Law and Policy in Canada”, provides a broad overview, with detailed appendices, of the essential laws, regulations and policies relevant to food law and policy in Canada. Part II offers “Critical Perspectives” on issues like emerging food technologies, animal rights, and food and gender, among others. As such, this book provides the basics for beginners, but also advanced critical and innovative thinking on emerging issues in this burgeoning field of law.

About the Author

Heather McLeod-Kilmurray is an Associate Professor at the Faculty of Law, University of Ottawa, and Co-Director of its Centre for Environmental Law and Global Sustainability (CELGS). Her research and teaching focus on Food Law, Toxic Torts and Environmental Justice. She is co-author of The Canadian Law of Toxic Torts (Thomson Reuters) with Lynda Collins, and has co-edited several other books. She was a co-organizer of the second annual Food Law and Policy Conference at the University of Ottawa, and she co-teaches a course on food law course with Angela Lee at the University of Ottawa. She is a member of the Ottawa Food Policy Council and a member of the Management Advisory Board of Wilfrid Laurier University's Centre for Sustainable Food Systems. She is a former part-time member of the Ontario Environmental Review Tribunal.

Angela Lee is a PhD Candidate at the University of Ottawa, Faculty of Law, where she also co-developed and has co-taught an upper-year course on Food Law with Professor Heather McLeod-Kilmurray. Angela's doctoral dissertation critically considers the intersections between new and emerging scientific and technological innovations, the environment, various forms of justice, and the law, specifically in the context of the Canadian agri-food sector. Her work has been published in several peer-reviewed journals, including Canadian Food Studies, the Canadian Journal of Women and the Law, the Ottawa Law Review, the Dalhousie Law Journal, and the Windsor Review of Legal and Social Issues, and she has presented her work at many national and international conferences.

Nathalie Chalifour is an Associate Professor and Co-Director of the Centre for Environmental Law and Global Sustainability at the Faculty of Law, University of Ottawa. She is cross-appointed to the Institute of the Environment. Dr. Chalifour’s publications address a variety of topics, including climate change, carbon pricing, environmental justice, constitutional law, environmental human rights, and sustainable food and agriculture. She is the co-editor of three international books, including Energy, Governance and Sustainability (2016). Dr. Chalifour was elected to the Royal Society of Canada’s College of New Scholars in 2018. From 2011-2015, she was Associate Director at the Institute of the Environment where she developed and launched an innovative, interdisciplinary Masters of Environmental Sustainability. She obtained her Doctorate of Law at Stanford University, and holds a Master in Juridical Sciences, which she obtained as a Stanford Fellow and Fulbright Scholar.

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