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Canadian Business and the Law, 7th Edition

  • Dorothy Duplessis
  • Shannon O'Byrne
  • Philip King
  • Lorrie Adams
  • Steve Enman
  • ISBN-10: 0176795081
  • ISBN-13: 9780176795085
  • 0 Pages | Hardcover
  • Previous Editions: 2017, 2014, 2011
  • COPYRIGHT: 2020 Published
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About the Product

The seventh edition of Canadian Business and the Law continues to be the preeminent resource for business students who require an understanding of the integral role the law plays in all business decisions. This product was the first to bring a risk management approach to Canadian business law textbooks and uses this framework throughout the text. The authors explain the basic legal principles and concepts in an engaging and relevant way by contextualizing it to real business scenarios, helping students understand how they can both manage and minimize legal risk when making business decisions.

Features

  • “Business Law in Practice” scenarios open each chapter with a business situation containing both legal and managerial implications. There are also questions posed by this scenario that encourage critical thinking.

  • “Business Application of the Law” is a boxed feature found throughout the text that provides examples of the impact of the law on business enterprises.

  • Other features include “Technology and the Law,” “International Perspective,” and “Environmental Perspective”; all provide additional opportunities for information to be contextualized for students.

  • “Landmark Case” and “Business and Legislation” features provide an account of pivotal case law and historical legislative initiatives.

  • “Ethical Considerations” feature assists students in assessing the sometimes uncomfortable compromises the law sometime forges between competing interests.

  • The risk management model is introduced in Part 1 and is applied in every subsequent part of the book.

About the Author

Dorothy Duplessis

Dorothy Roberta Ruth DuPlessis, B.Com. (Dalhousie University), LL.B. (Dalhousie University), M.B.A. (Dalhousie University), LL.M. (University of London), is a professor in the Faculty of Business Administration, University of New Brunswick (Fredericton). She is also a member of the Nova Scotia Barristers’ Society. Professor DuPlessis has taught courses in business law, administrative law, international law, and Internet law at both the undergraduate and graduate levels. She has also lectured at the Czech Management School and at the Institute of Professional Management. Professor DuPlessis has published articles on auditor’s and director’s liability, copyright, and university administration. She is also the law examiner for the Certified General Accountants Association of Canada.

Shannon O'Byrne

Shannon Kathleen O’Byrne, B.A. (University of Regina), M.A., LL.B., LL.M. (University of Alberta), is a professor in the Faculty of Law, University of Alberta, and a former Associate Dean of Graduate Studies and Research. She was admitted to the Law Society of Alberta in 1987 and is a past member of the board of directors of the Edmonton Bar Association. She is the recipient of the University of Alberta’s highest teaching honour, the Rutherford Award for Excellence in Undergraduate Teaching, as well as the Faculty of Law’s Teaching Excellence Award, named after the Hon. Mr. Justice Tevie Miller. Professor O’Byrne’s articles have been cited with approval by courts across the country, including the Supreme Court of Canada.

Philip King

Philip King, B Hons Philosophy (University of Western Ontario), LL.B. (University of Western Ontario), M.B.A. Richard Ivey School of Business, (University of Western Ontario) teaches law at Western University and practices corporate and commercial law in London, Ontario. Philip has practiced law since 1992, helping businesspeople achieve their goals by managing legal issues effectively. During that time, Philip has had the privilege of working with some of Canada's finest lawyers and businesspeople. While at Western, Philip was awarded the gold medal in the combined Law and M.B.A. program. Following graduation and a stint at a major Canadian law firm on Bay Street in Toronto, Philip returned to London, where he now practices law and teaches at Western Law, the Richard Ivey School of Business, and the Dan Program in Management and Organizational Studies. Philip and his wife Monica have two boys, Daniel and Joshua. Philip is an avid mountain biker and hiker and tries to spend as much time as possible out in the woods.

Lorrie Adams

Lorrie Adams, B. Comm., LL.B., LL.M. (University of Alberta), is an assistant professor in the School of Business at MacEwan University (Edmonton) where she is a member of the department of International Business, Marketing, Strategy and Law. At MacEwan University she has chaired two School of Business programs and has taught courses in business law, employment law, international business transactions, and civil procedures. She has been a presenter for Alberta’s bar admission program and is an evaluator and facilitator for the Canadian Center for Professional Legal Education (the organization that administers the bar admission program in Alberta, Saskatchewan, and Manitoba). Lorrie has been a member of the Law Society of Alberta since 1993 and practiced law in Edmonton for 17 years, advising insurers on a range of tort liability, litigation, and contract matters.

Steve Enman

Steven Enman, B.B.A. (Acadia University), LL.B. (Dalhousie University), LL.M. (Bristol University), was an associate professor in the Fred C. Manning School of Business Administration, Acadia University, and a director of the school when he retired in 2011. He was admitted to the bar of Nova Scotia in 1978, taught business law at Acadia for 32 years, and is a retired member of the Nova Scotia Barristers’ Society. Professor Enman is a member of the Academy of Legal Studies in Business. He was the editor of two editions of Canadian Business Law Cases. He has presented papers at conferences dealing with privacy, unconscionable contracts, and commercial morality.

Table of Contents

About the Authors
Brief Contents
Contents
Preface
Table of Cases
Table of Statutes

Part One: The Legal Environment of Business
Chapter 1: Knowledge of Law as a Business Asset
Chapter 2: The Canadian Legal System
Chapter 3: Managing Legal Risks
Chapter 4: Dispute Resolution

Part Two: Contracts
Chapter 5: An Introduction to Contracts
Chapter 6: Forming Contractual Relationships
Chapter 7: The Terms of a Contract
Chapter 8: Non-Enforcement of Contracts
Chapter 9: Termination and Enforcement of Contracts

Part Three: Business Torts
Chapter 10: Introduction to Tort Law
Chapter 11: The Tort of Negligence
Chapter 12: Other Torts

Part Four: Structuring Business Activity
Chapter 13: The Agency Relationship
Chapter 14: Business Forms and Arrangements
Chapter 15: The Corporate Form: Organizational Matters
Chapter 16: The Corporate Form: Operational Matters

Part Five: Property
Chapter 17: Introduction to Property Law
Chapter 18: Intellectual Property
Chapter 19: Real Property

Part Six: Employment and Professional Relationships
Chapter 20: The Employment Relationship
Chapter 21: Terminating the Employment Relationship
Chapter 22: Professional Services

Part Seven: The Sale of Goods, Consumer Protection, and Competition Law
Chapter 23: The Sale of Goods
Chapter 24: Consumer Protection and Competition Law

Part Eight: Financing the Business
Chapter 25: Business and Banking
Chapter 26: The Legal Aspects of Credit
Chapter 27: Bankruptcy and Insolvency

Part Nine: Transference of Risk
Chapter 28: Insurance

Glossary
Index

New to this edition

  • This new edition introduces Indigenous laws and Aboriginal law as a sustained topic. There are many reasons for this addition, including the Final Report of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada (2015); the importance of reconciliation through inclusivity and curriculum reform; the relevance of Indigenous and Aboriginal legal matters to education in business schools at large; and the significance of Indigenous laws and Aboriginal law to business on a variety of fronts. Scholars in the areas of Indigenous laws and Aboriginal law were consulted throughout the entire revision process.
  • Some areas of coverage include Indigenous People and Constitutional Law, Duty to Consult and Accommodate, Offensive Names in Sport, The Nature of Aboriginal Title, and Section 89 of the Indian Act.

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