Canadian Evidence Law in a Nutshell, 3rd Edition
By: Ron Delisle, B.Sc., LL.B., LL.M., Lisa Dufraimont, J.D. (Toronto), LL.M., J.S.D. (Yale)
ISBN/ISSN/Product Number: 978-0-7798-2302-4
Product Type: Book
Number of Pages: Approximately 210 pages
Number of Volumes: 1 volume bound
Binding: softcover
Publication Date: 2009-12-30
Publisher: Carswell
Price: $111.00

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Canadian Evidence Law in a Nutshell, 3rd Edition provides a succinct introduction to the legal and practical aspects of the law of evidence in Canada. Professors Delisle and Dufraimont articulate the principles underlying each of the rules of evidence, bringing clarity to this fascinating and continually evolving area of law. The third edition has been thoroughly updated to reflect recent changes in the law and to add the latest leading Supreme Court of Canada decisions such as R. v. Khela, R. v. Khelawon, F.H. v. McDougall, R. v. J.H.S, R. v. Trochym, R. v. Stirling, R. v. Griffin, Canada (Privacy Commissioner) v. Blood Tribe Department of Health, R. v. Singh, and R. v. Grant. Contents include:
  • Basic concepts of relevance, materiality and discretion to exclude
  • Character evidence
  • Similar fact evidence
  • Manner of proof
  • Real evidence
  • Questioning and impeaching witnesses
  • The new regime governing child witnesses
  • The principled approach to hearsay evidence
  • Exceptions to the hearsay rule
  • Opinion and expert evidence
  • Privileged communications
  • Privilege against self-incrimination
  • Confessions
  • Exclusion of improperly obtained evidence
About the Author
The Late Ron Delisle, B.Sc., LL.B., LL.M., was a Professor Emeritus of Law at Queen's University and a former Ontario provincial court judge. He was a dedicated educator and scholar in the field of criminal law and evidence, and a source of everlasting inspiration to generations of Canadian lawyers. He was also a co-author of Evidence: Principles and Problems, Canadian Evidence Law in a Nutshell, Learning Canadian Criminal Law, and Learning Canadian Criminal Procedure, and an Associate Editor of the Criminal Reports, all published by Carswell.
Lisa Dufraimont, J.D. LL.M. J.S.D., is Associate Professor of Law at Osgoode Hall of York University. She is the co-author of Canadian Law in a Nutshell (3rd Ed. 2010) (Carswell) and an Associate editor of the Criminal Reports and the N.J.I.'s Criminal Essential eletter.
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