Funded research and publications

For more than 50 years, The Canadian Foundation for Legal Research has funded practical, leading edge legal research in Canada. Here are our most recent funded publications:

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Aboriginal Law

  • Sarah Morales

    2015

    Faculty of Law, University of Ottawa

    “Recognizing the ‘Sacredness’ of the Process: Reconciling the Hul’qumi’numm Legal Tradition and the Canadian Legal System”

Administrative Law

  • Julie MacFarlane

    2017

    Faculty of Law, University of Windsor

    “Tracking the Emerging Jurisprudence: Developing and SRL Case Law Database”

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    Adam Dodek

    2016

    Faculty of Law, University of Ottawa

    “Reasonable Apprehension of Bias in the 21st Century”

  • Shaun Fluker

    2016

    University of Calgary

    “An Investigation of Notable Trends and Issues in Seeking Leave to Appeal Statutory Tribunal Decisions in Canada”

  • Chris Hunt, Lorne Neudorf & Micah Rankin

    2016

    Faculty of Law, Thomson Rivers University

    “The Guide to the Canadian Interpretation Act”

  • Haigh & Dan Priel

    2016

    Osgoode Hall Law School, York University

    “The Supreme Court of Canada by Number”

  • Jean-François Roberge

    2015

    Faculté de droit, Université de Sherbrooke

    « La justice participative, 2e édition »

  • Patrick Mignault

    2014

    Faculté de droit, Université de Sherbrooke

    « La responsabilité des administrateurs de régimes de retraite : une approche comparée »

Business Law

  • Benjamin Geva

    2017

    Osgoode Hall Law School, York University

    “Canadian Law of Negotiable Instruments and Payments: General Principles”

  • Mitchell McInnes

    2017

    Faculty of Law, University of Alberta

    “Disgorgement of Wrongful Gains”

  • StĂ©phane Rousseau

    2016

    Faculté de droit, Université de Montréal

    « Traitement du contrat logistique en droit canadien »

  • Emily Satterthwaite

    2016

    Faculty of Law, University of Toronto

    “Optional Taxation: A Study of the HST’s Small Supplier Election”

  • Richard Frimpong Oppong

    2015

    Faculty of Law, Thompson Rivers University

    “Jurisdiction Agreements in Interprovincial and International Commercial Contracts in Canada”

  • Julie Paquin

    2015

    FacultĂ© de droit, UniversitĂ© d’Ottawa

    « Analyse de l’impact de l’adoption de structures alternatives pour l’exercice de la profession d’avocats sur les avocats en droit des affaires au Canada »

  • Ivan Tchotourian

    2015

    Faculté de droit, Université Laval

    « Évaluation de l’impact du recours civil en droit des valeurs mobiliĂšres sur les acteurs de la gouvernance d’entreprise : Étude des allĂ©gations et des recours (2008-2015) »

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    Teressa Scassa and Micheal Deturbide

    2013

    Toronto: LexisNexis Canada

    Electronic Commerce and Internet Law in Canada, 2nd edition

  • Ivan Tchotourian

    2013

    Faculté de droit, Université Laval

    « Devoir de prudence et de diligence des administrateurs et responsabilité sociale des entreprises »

Civil Litigation

  • Sylvette Guillemard

    2016

    Faculté de droit, Université Laval

    « Comprendre la procedure civile Québécoise, 2e édition. »

  • Pierre Issalys & Denis Lemieux

    2015

    Faculté de droit, Université Laval

    « PrĂ©paration de la quatriĂšme Ă©dition de l’ouvrage L’action gouvernementale »

  • Stephen G.A. Pitel

    2015

    Faculty of Law, Western University

    “Conflicts of Laws, Second Edition”

  • Michel Doucet

    2014

    Faculté de droit, Université de Moncton

    « Les droits linguistiques au Nouveau-Brunswick (recherche seulement) »

  • Anver Emon

    2014

    Faculty of Law, University of Toronto

    “Statutory Interpretation and the Rule of Law”

  • Jean-François Roberge

    2014

    Faculté de droit, Université de Sherbrooke

    « AccĂšs Ă  la justice et confĂ©rence de rĂšglement Ă  l’amiable (CRA) : Que veulent les justiciables et les avocats? »

  • Christopher Waters

    2014

    Faculty of Law, University of Windsor

    “Cycling Law and Legislative Reform”

  • Alice Woolley

    2014

    Faculty of Law, University of Calgary

    “Understanding Lawyers’ Ethics in Canada, 2nd Edition”

  • Michelle Cumyn

    2013

    Faculté de droit, Université Laval

    « Analyser les rÚgles du droit québécois concernant la garantie du droit de propriété dans le vent »

  • Michelle Flaherty

    2013

    Faculty of Law, University of Ottawa

    “The Impact of the Self-Represented Litigant on Judging and the Rules of Evidence”

  • Rosalie Jukier

    2013

    Faculty of Law, McGill University

    “Judicial Methodology: The Role for Judicial Comity in Bi-jural Canada”

  • Marel Katsivela

    2013

    Faculty of Law, University of Ottawa

    “The Defense of Assumption of Risk in Torts (Common Law) and Extra-Contractual Liability (Quebec Civil Law)”

  • Erik Knutsen

    2013

    Faculty of Law, Queen’s University

    “Dueling Duties: Resolving Conflict Duties of Care in Tort”

  • MariĂšve Lacroix

    2013

    FacultĂ© de droit, UniversitĂ© d’Ottawa

    « La Gamme des Fautes Civiles: Étude Conceptuelle de l’imputabilitĂ© Ă  l’intentionnalitĂ© »

Constitutional & Human Rights Law

  • David Robitaille

    2017

    University of Ottawa

    « Le pouvoir unilatĂ©ral du Parlement d’écarter les lois Provinciales valides par la doctrine du conflit et sa prĂ©pondĂ©rance FĂ©dĂ©rale systĂ©matique: la mise Ă  l’écart du bien commun protĂ©gĂ© par les lois Provinciales »

  • Louise Langevin

    2016

    Faculté de droit, Université Laval

    « Féminisme et droit, repenser le droit comme outil de changement social pour les femmes »

  • Denis Roy

    2016

    Faculté de droit, Université Moncton

    « De la protection des minorités linguistiques »

  • Han-Ru Zhou

    2016

    Faculté de droit, Université de Montréal

    « Droit constitutionnel canadien (2 tomes) »

  • Gerry Ferguson

    2015

    Faculty of Law, University of Victoria

    “Legal Regulation of Public Integrity”

  • Rosalie Jukier

    2015

    Faculty of Law, McGill University

    “QuĂ©bec Procedural Law: A Microcosm of Mixity”

  • Tsvi Kahana

    2015

    Faculty of Law, Queen’s University

    “Rethinking ‘Analogous Grounds’ of Discrimination under the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms”

  • Benjamin Lehaire

    2015

    TELUQ, Université de Québec

    « L’action en concurrence dĂ©loyale en droit civil quĂ©bĂ©cois »

  • Darryl Robinson

    2015

    Faculty of Law, Queen’s University

    “The Scope of Contemporary Crimes Against Humanity”

  • Rakhi Ruparelia

    2015

    Faculty of Law, University of Ottawa

    “The Impact of Prosecutorial Discretion on Racial Discrimination”

  • Jennifer Koshan

    2014

    Faculty of Law, University of Calgary

    “Human Rights and the Law in Canada”

  • Jena McGill

    2014

    Faculty of Law, University of Ottawa

    “Reconciling Competing Human Rights Claims in Canada”

  • Vrinda Narain

    2014

    Faculty of Law, McGill University

    “Veiled Threats: The Place of the Niqab in the Courtroom: An Intersectional Approach to Understanding the Supreme Court’s Decision in R v. NS”

  • Maxime St-Hilaire

    2014

    Faculté de droit, Université de Sherbrooke

    « Le droit canadien des partis politiques Ă  l’aune des standards internationaux »

  • Stephen Pitel

    2013

    Faculty of Law, University of Western Ontario

    “The Impact of Club Resorts: How are Courts Applying the New Test for Taking Jurisdiction?”

Consumer Protection

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    Pierre-Claude Lafond

    2016

    MontrĂ©al: Éditions Yvon Blais

    « Droit de la protection du consommateur: théorie et pratique »

Criminal Justice

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    Caitlin Pakosh (editor) et al.

    2017

    Toronto: Irwin Law

    The Lawyer’s Guide to the Forensic Sciences

  • Benjamin Perrin

    2017

    University of British Columbia

    “Social Media & Criminal Law: Sexual Offences, Threats and Criminal Harassment”

  • Michael Plaxton

    2017

    College of Law, University of Saskatchewan

    “Sovereignty, Restraint and Guidance: Canadian Criminal Law in the 21st Century and the 1982 Criminal Code: Documents for its Interpretation”

  • Vincent Caron

    2015

    Faculty of Law, University of Ottawa

    « Loi sur la distribution de produits et services financiers annotée »

  • France Houle

    2015

    Faculté de droit, Université de Montréal

    « AdmissibilitĂ© et Ă©valuation de la preuve d’expert en droit criminel depuis l’arrĂȘt Mohan »

  • Amissi Melchiade Manirabona

    2015

    Faculté de droit, Université de Montréal

    « Pour l’accroissement du potentiel dissuasif de la Loi C-21 »

Criminal Law

  • Michelle Flaherty

    2014

    Faculty of Law, University of Ottawa

    “The Impact of the Self-Represented Litigant on Judging and the Rules of Evidence”

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    Louise Langevin, Nathalie Des Rosiers and Marie-Pier Nadeau

    2014

    MontrĂ©al: Éditions Yvon Blais

    L’indemnisation des victimes de violence sexuelle et conjugale, 2e Ă©d.

  • Amissi Melchiade Manirabona

    2014

    Faculté de droit, Université de Montréal

    « Difficile application de la loi portant responsabilité pénale des organisations: points de vue des acteurs »

  • Stephen Porter

    2014

    Department of Psychology, University of British Columbia

    “Crocodile Tears? Elucidating the Nature and Influence of Remorse Appraisals by Observers”

  • Malcolm Thorburn

    2014

    Faculty of Law, University of Toronto

    “The Criminal Law Jurisprudence of Justice Louis LeBel”

  • Lucinda Ann Vandervort

    2014

    College of Law, University of Saskatchewan

    “Sexual Consent and the Rule of Law”

  • Vincent Chiao

    2013

    Faculty of Law, University of Toronto

    “Actus Reus and Voluntariness in Canadian Criminal Law”

  • Carissima Mathen

    2013

    Faculty of Law, University of Ottawa

    “Social Media and Criminal Law”

  • Jason Neyers

    2013

    Faculty of Law, University of Western Ontario

    “The Boundaries of Public Nuisance”

Entertainment, Media & Communications Law

  • Robert J. Currie

    2015

    Schulich School of Law, Dalhousie University

    “Social Media and the Law in Canada”

  • Elliott Goldstein

    2013

    “Internet Images and Video as Evidence”

  • Lara Karaian

    2013

    Institute of Criminology and Criminal Justice, Carleton University

    “Child Pornography and Minors’ Online Sexual Expression: Canada’s ‘Private Use’ Exemption and Freedom of Expression in a Digital Age”

Environmental, Energy & Resources Law

  • Catherine Choquette

    2017

    Université de Sherbrooke

    « L’application Ă©clairĂ©e du droit de l’environnement »

  • Nathalie Chalifour

    2014

    Faculty of Law, University of Ottawa

    “The Application of s. 7 of the Canadian Charter or Rights and Freedoms to Environmental Cases”

  • Paule Halley

    2014

    Faculté de droit, Université de Laval

    « La construction d’un nouveau droit canadien des investissements Ă©trangers dans le secteur minier »

  • Nathalie Chalifour

    2013

    Faculty of Law, University of Ottawa

    “The Application of s. 15 of the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms to Environmental Cases”

Family Law

  • Jane Bailey & Carissima Mathen

    2017

    Faculty of Law, University of Ottawa

    “Technologically-facilitated Violence Against Women: Can Canadian Criminal Law Respond?”

  • David Koussens

    2017

    Université de Sherbrooke

    « L’expertise religieuse en droit de la famille »

  • Margaret Hall

    2017

    Faculty of Law, Thompson Rivers University

    “Adult Protection: A Qualitative Research Study Examining Implementations/Awareness of BC’s Adult Guardianship Act”

  • Wanda Wiegers

    2017

    College of Law, University of Saskatchewan

    “Rights of Foster Parents in Selected Jurisdictions”

  • Harith Al-Dabbagh

    2016

    Faculté de droit, Université de Montréal

    « La fraude Ă  la loi en matiĂšre d’adoption international: Analyse de la jurisprudence canadienne »

  • Wanda Wiegers

    2016

    College of Law, University of Saskatchewan

    “An Examination of Care Arrangements Under Selected Child Welfare Regimes in Canada”

  • Angela Campbell

    2014

    Faculty of Law, McGill University

    “Trial Diversions: The Experiences of Family Law Litigants Who Rely on Non-Judicial Dispute Resolution”

  • Dwight Newman

    2013

    College of Law, University of Saskatchewan

    “Addressing Conflict of Law Problems Arising from Provincially Differentiated Definitions of Non-Marital Spousal Relationships”

Health Law

  • Vanessa Gruben, Erin Nelson & Joanna Erdman

    2016

    Faculty of Law, University of Ottawa

    “Canadian Health Law and Policy, 5th Edition”

  • Lorian Hardcastle

    2016

    Faculty of Law, University of Ottawa

    “Legal Barriers to Quality Improvement Within Hospitals”

  • Lara Khoury

    2014

    Faculté de droit, Université McGill

    « ProblĂšmes organisationnels et systĂ©miques affectant la dĂ©livrance des services de SantĂ© : ÉlĂ©ment de transformation de la responsabilitĂ© mĂ©dicale et hospitaliĂšre Â»

  • Maya Prabhu

    2013

    Yale School of Medicine, Yale University

    “Only When I Say So: The Involuntary Hospitalization of the Medically Ill”

Immigration Law

  • Miriam Cohen

    2017

    Lakehead University

    “The Re-Invention of Investment Immigration and Constructions of Canadian Citizenship”

  • Colin Grey

    2016

    Université du Québec à Montréal

    “The Role of the Charter in Immigration Law”

  • Vrinda Narain

    2016

    Faculty of Law, McGill University

    “Reconciling Different: Multiculturalism and the Framework of Reasonable Accommodation”

Insurance Law

  • Vincent Caron

    2017

    University of Ottawa

    « Monographie en droit des assurances (Québec) »

  • Denis Boivin

    2016

    University of Ottawa

    « Le droit des assurances au Canada »

Intellectual Property Law

  • Sophie Verville

    2013

    Faculté de droit, Université Laval

    « Le marquage des droits de propriété intellectuelle au Canada et son impact sur la responsabilité des contrefacteurs (The Making of Intellectual Property Rights in Canada and its Impact on the Liability of Infringers) »

Labour & Employment Law

  • Marie-Claude Desjardins & Finn Makela

    2016

    Faculté de droit, Université Sherbrooke

    « La computation des délais prévus au Code du travail du Québec »

Municipal Law

  • Izaak de Rijcke

    2015

    Izaak de Rijcke Law Office

    “Preparation of Manuscript for Textbook titled “Principles of Boundary Law in Canada”

Privacy & Access Law

  • Florian Martin-Bariteau

    2017

    University of Ottawa

    « La Protection des secrets dans la vie des affaires au Canada »

  • Shannon O’Byrne & Avner Levin

    2017

    Faculty of Law, University of Alberta

    “Compensation for Intangible Loss in the Context of Privacy Claims”

  • Puri Poonam

    2017

    Osgoode Hall Law School, York University

    “An Empirical Analysis of Corporate Veil Piercing”

  • Amy Salyzyn

    2017

    University of Ottawa

    “Whistle-Blowing and Lawyers: Balancing Professional Responsibilities and the Public Interests”

  • Barbara Von Tigerstrom

    2017

    College of Law, University of Saskatchewan

    “Direct and Vicarious Liability for Tort Claims Involving Violation of Privacy”

  • Rebecca Bromwich

    2016

    Department of Law and Legal Studies, Carleton University

    “Privacy Protection, Tort Law and Emerging Uses of Mobile Technologies in Medicine”

  • Samuel E. Trosow

    2016

    University of Western Ontario

    “The Internet of Things: Implications for Consumer Privacy under Canadian Law”

  • Adam M. Dodek

    2015

    Faculty of Law, University of Ottawa

    “Solicitor-Client Privilege”

  • Dr. Hudson Graham

    2015

    Ryerson University

    « Using Secret Evidence in Canadian Courts »

  • William (Bill) Lahey & Diana Ginn

    2015

    Schulich School of Law, Dalhousie University

    “Has Dunsmuir Worked?”

Sexual Orientation & Gender Identity Community

  • Kyle Kirkup

    2017

    Faculty of Law, University of Ottawa

    “Transgender Human Rights Law: Past, Present, Future”

Taxation Law

  • Catherine Brown

    2013

    Faculty of Law, University of Calgary

    “Rectification in Tax Cases”

  • David Duff

    2013

    Faculty of Law, University of British Columbia

    “Cases and Materials on the Taxation of Business Entities in Canada”