Canadian Law and Business Studies presents a succinct overview of law and business for students at an introductory level. Organized into 20 chapters—which include topics such as rights and freedoms, privacy, confidentiality, land claims, and the environment—this book is designed to be a compact guide of the most essential legal rules in point form. It engages readers by delving into contemporary topics such as online pirating, cell phone contracts, vaccine mandates, careless driving, social media, sniffer dogs, international intrigue, Kyoto (1997), and Glasgow (2021).
The book covers a wide range of discussion areas including Indigenous rights, partnerships, companies, oppression, securities, insolvency, negligence, contracts, property, mortgages, copyright, employment, consumerism, discrimination, harassment, and world trade. It is well suited for instructors and students interested in law and social justice, general business, or business administration, and for those studying to qualify as law clerks or paralegals. Each chapter is concluded with an accessible essay that highlights and consolidates key takeaways for the reader.
a unique point-form format makes this book easier to use than checking Wikipedia
streamlined, without the bulk and complicated jargon of traditional law textbooks
created by authors who have over 60 years of practical field experience and are practiced post-secondary instructors
Robust instructor resources with detailed usage notes, classroom-favourite examples, and more
Chapter 2: The Canadian Legal System and Sources of Law
Chapter 3: Torts and Other Civil Wrongs
Chapter 4: Contract Law
Chapter 5: The Law of Agency and Powers of Attorney
Chapter 6: Business Entities and Arrangements
Chapter 7: Corporate Law and Securities Regulation
Chapter 8: Employment Law
Chapter 9: Bailment Law
Chapter 10: Consumer Protection and Unacceptable Business Practices
Chapter 11: Property Law
Chapter 12: Mortgages and Mortgage Remedies
Chapter 13: Personal Property and Security
Chapter 14: Intellectual Property Law
Chapter 15: Negotiable Instruments
Chapter 16: Insurance
Chapter 17: International Law
Chapter 18: Indigenous Rights
Chapter 19: Environmental Law
Chapter 20: Privacy Law
Richard O. Gasparini is a lawyer, teacher, and sociologist. He received his undergraduate degree from Carleton University followed by a Juris Doctorate from the University of Ottawa, an LLM from Osgoode Hall Law School, and an MBA from Bradford University (UK). Dr. Gasparini has been a lawyer for more than 30 years and has practised in both private and corporate settings.
Norman M. Fera is a lawyer, author, and legal editor. After graduating from teachers’ college, Laurentian University and Carleton University, he pursued a master’s degree in politics and law. Mr. Fera later studied at the University of Ottawa, where he received his Juris Doctorate. He has been a lawyer for more than 30 years, spending many of them in private practice in Canada’s national law firms.
“I can confidently say that the authors have written a unique overview of law that combines thoroughness with brevity and traditional legal principles with current interests. They have made law understandable and enjoyable without compromising legal competencies. And they convincingly demonstrate that the lines among general, business, and consumer law need to be permeable. Readers will be fascinated by how many personalities and icons they know have become caught up in some aspect of the law.”
—M. Niki Kanavas, Toronto Lawyer and Law Instructor
“Canadian Law and Business Studies fills a needed educational void by examining basic procedural and substantive law issues in clear point form. The authors deliver an exciting treatise for anyone at any level interested in Canadian Business Law.”
—Craig Allen, Ontario Lawyer and Instructor of Law and Business Administration, University of Windsor
When Instructors adopt Canadian Law and Business Studies they will receive access to instructor supplementary resources, including a Test Bank and PowerPoint slides.
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