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The Canadian Law of Toxic Torts
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The only resource that offers a complete review of Canadian toxic tort law, policy and practice

"The Canadian Law of Toxic Torts is the first Canadian book to deal exclusively with the subject of toxic torts – torts arising from environmental contamination or a toxic product. This is an excellent book and an important one...It fills an important need in Canadian tort law and Canadian environmental law." – Justice (Retired) and Professor Allen M. Linden and Professor Bruce Feldthusen The Canadian Law of Toxic Torts provides readers with a current and comprehensive analysis of the Canadian law of "toxic torts" – those that involve environmental contamination and/or toxic products. The work addresses the unique challenges of toxic tort litigation for litigants, counsel and judges, including leading precedents, the appropriate treatment of scientific evidence, and policy considerations that will shape the evolution of the Canadian toxic tort law in the future.
About the Author
Lynda M. Collins is a Professor with the Centre for Environmental Law & Global Sustainability at the University of Ottawa Faculty of Law. Professor Collins is one of Canada's leading experts in the law and policy of toxic torts. She has published in Canada, the US, and Australia on a wide variety of issues in toxic torts, with a particular focus on the law of toxic causation. Professor Collins teaches a specialized upper year seminar on toxic tort law and speaks in Canada and internationally on various topics in toxic torts. She has also participated in environmental hearings and consultative processes at the Canadian House of Commons and Senate, the European Parliament, and the United Nations. Professor Collins served as Co-Chair of the Province of Ontario's Toxics Reduction Scientific Expert Panel, which assisted the province in developing the unprecedented Toxics Reduction Act.
Before entering academia, Professor Collins practiced with Ecojustice Canada, litigating major environmental cases in tribunals ranging from the Ontario Municipal Board to the Supreme Court of Canada. Her clients included First Nations, NGOs and private parties. From 2003 to 2005, Professor Collins practiced toxic tort with a leading San Francisco law firm representing state and local governments in complex multi-district litigation against the oil industry to recover damages for drinking water contamination. Representative clients included the State of New Hampshire, the County of Sacramento and the City of Riverside. Since becoming a Professor, she has consulted on major toxic tort cases in the Superior Court, the Ontario Court of Appeal and the Supreme Court of Canada.
Heather McLeod-Kilmurray, B.A. (McGill), LL.B. (U.W.O.), LL.M. (Cambridge), SJD (University of Toronto), is an Associate Professor in the Environmental Law Group at the Faculty of Law, University of Ottawa. She was law clerk to Chief Justice Isaac of the Federal Court of Appeal, and practiced at Environment Canada, and at the Sheffield City Council. She was the founding Director of the University of Ottawa Centre for Environmental Law and Global Sustainability, and has been the Director of the IUCN Academy of Environmental Law. Her research deals with environmental law, environmental ethics and legal process. She has written on GMOs, from the perspectives of both class action litigation and ecofeminism; the relationship between science and courts; the tort of Toxic Battery (with Prof. Lynda Collins); and Vegetarianism and Food Governance; and is a co-editor of Climate Law and Developing Countries (Edward Elgar) with Professors LeBouthillier, Wood and Richardson. She teaches Environmental Law, Climate Change and Legal Change, Torts, Legal Writing, and Administrative Law. She is also a part-time member of the Ontario Environmental Review Tribunal.
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