Business Law in Canada 11th Eleventh Canadian Edition by Richard A. Yates (Author), Teresa Bereznicki-Korol (Author), Trevor Clarke (Author)
Business Law in Canada, Eleventh Edition provides future business professionals with a strong and practical legal grounding on the issues that touch every business. The new edition reflects the most current developments in business law, as well as the increasing importance of information technology, the internet, intellectual property, and legal issues concerning small businesses.
In order to ensure that Business Law in Canada continues to be a valuable resource
to post-secondary instructors and students, the 11th edition has undergone a
thoughtful revision, incorporating changes based on the increased importance of
the Internet, information technology, and intellectual property. It also incorporates
the large amount of feedback and many thoughtful suggestions provided by users
of the 10th edition.
Changes to the 11th Edition
The following pedagogical changes have been made to the 11th edition:
• Content from the previous edition’s Chapter 14, “Information Technology
and the Internet,” has been updated and integrated into relevant chapters to
better address the pervasive presence of the digital world when making
everyday business decisions.
• An increased number of CanLII citations have been incorporated into the
text to provide readers with quick access to online materials.
• An increase in the number of visuals, such as tables and checklists, to make
content more visually appealing and more accessible to visual learners.
The key changes for each chapter are listed below:
Chapter 1: Managing Your Legal Affairs: Revisions include a Case Summary on the
Supreme Court of Canada decision in Cojocaru v. British Columbia Women’s Hospital
and Health Centre, in which the Court discussed the presumption of judicial integrity
and impartiality, as well as an expanded discussion in the Ethics section regarding
corporate social responsibility.
Chapter 2: Introduction to the Legal System: The Case Summaries in this chapter
have been updated significantly, including one that discusses R. v. Caron. Case
2.2 now focuses on Craig v. Canada. A summary of the Supreme Court’s
decision on physician-assisted suicide (in Carter v. Attorney General of Canada) has
been added. A summary of Simpson v. Oil City Hospitality Inc. is introduced, and the
Campbell River case has been replaced with Canada (Attorney General) v. Johnstone.
New Case Summaries examine Vaughan (City) v. Tsui, R. v. Keshane, and Smith v.
St. Albert (City). Table 2.1 has been updated, and material concerning the Mounted
Police Association case has been removed.
Chapter 3: The Resolution of Disputes: The Courts and Alternatives to Litigation:
The section on Alternatives to Court Action has been moved to the beginning of
the chapter. Information relating to jurisdiction from the previous edition’s
“Information Technology and the Internet” chapter has also been incorporated
into this chapter.
Chapter 4: Intentional Torts and Torts Impacting Business: Revisions to this chapter
include the refinement of the “unlawful means” tort, as clarified lately by the
Supreme Court of Canada, and the effect of the Internet on tort law and privacy
from the previous edition’s chapter “Information Technology and the Internet.”
Chapter 5: Negligence, Professional Liability, and Insurance: The chapter is introduced
with a new Case Summary dealing with negligence. The Crocker v. Sundance
case has been retained, but is located in the section dealing with defences to negligence.
In direct response to reviewers’ comments, the Design Services v. Canada Case
Summary has been replaced by a recent product liability case, More v. Bauer. A chart
detailing what needs to be established to prove negligence has been added. Analysis
of strict liability and occupiers’ liability has been rearranged, while analysis of the
Hercules case has been expanded.