Public Law: Cases, Commentary, and Analysis, 3rd Edition

Public Law: Cases, Commentary, and Analysis, 3rd Edition
Emond Publishing
Page Count:
Out of Print
Publication Date:
June 2015
Public Law and Public Administration

NOTE: Please visit Public Law: Cases, Commentary, and Analysis, 4th Edition for the latest edition.

Public Law: Cases, Commentary, and Analysis, 3rd Edition, is the only text of its kind devoted exclusively to public law in Canada. Using carefully selected case excerpts, this text demonstrates concepts, principles, and theory in a direct and accessible manner. Cases are presented with insightful author commentary, offering a compelling, cohesive introduction to the subject of public law.

This latest edition has been reorganized to consolidate themes and build links between chapters. It has been expanded to reflect the latest public law developments in Aboriginal law, electoral law, parliamentary ethics, and senate appointments. In addition, it has been updated to include recent changes from the Supreme Court of Canada, including the Supreme Court Act Reference (Nadon Reference) and Senate Reform Reference.


Public Law: Cases, Materials, and Commentary, 3rd Edition, is also available as an ebook. To inquire about pricing for your firm or organization, please contact Debbie Hogan or call 1-888-837-0815 ext. 239.

  • New chapters on Aboriginal law and statutory interpretation
  • Updated to reflect latest public law developments from the Supreme Court of Canada
  • Expanded explanation of public law and the differences between public law and
    constitutional law
  • Cases in the digital version link to the full-text decision on CanLII

Preface to the Third Edition
Table of Contents
Detailed Table of Contents
Table of Cases

Chapter 1: Public Law in Canada (Liston)

Part I: Setting the Stage

Chapter 2: Legal Theory in Relation to Public Law (Haigh)
Chapter 3: Indigenous Peoples and the Law (MacIntosh)
Chapter 4: Sources of Canadian Law (Haigh)
Chapter 5: Recurring Constitutional Principles in Canadian Public Law (Carver)

Part II: The Key Actors in Public Law

Chapter 6: Parliament (Forcese)
Chapter 7: The Functions of Parliament (Forcese)
Chapter 8: The Executive and Its Functions (Bryden)
Chapter 9: The Courts and the Judiciary (Dodek)

Part III: Interplay Between the Courts and the Political Branches of Government

Chapter 10: Statutory Interpretation (Liston)
Chapter 11: Constraints on Legislative and Administrative Action (Bryden)

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Public Law: Cases, Commentary, and Analysis, 3rd Edition Emond Reader ebook (Lifetime Access)

Format: Digital
Cover: Online
Colour: One Colour
Status: Available

Price: $113.00