These cases, notes and statutes on Canadian Land Law comprise the first comprehensive collection on material from all the common law Provinces and bring together in an orderly fashion material which will not only be useful to the law student but will also provide the practising lawyer with a broad range of selected authorities, and provide him at the same times with analytical and critical approaches to problems falling within the limits of the author's treatment of the subject.
The author, while making the necessary concessions to history, has pointed his selection of materials to the contemporary understand and use of the principles and institutions of land law with emphasis on Canadian cases and legislation. In notes and in comments to the cases reproduced, he suggests alternative or connected lines of enquiry designed to shake out some of the inevitability in which land law is often shrouded. His object is to introduce students (and lawyers too) to sharpen their critical faculties and powers of analysis and to use them in land law as they do in such subjects as Contracts and Torts.
Lawyers and students will find of special value the complete index and table of cases. The index, in particular, has been very carefully designed to assist a reader in finding with the greatest possible speed the cases bearing on any subject within the field in which he is interested. Of equal importance to the reader is the inclusion of compendious references to the statutes of all the common law Provinces bearing on the particular subject matter.
About the author
The honourable Mr. Justice BORA LASKIN is the Chairman of the Presidential Committee and a Justice of the Supreme Court of Canada.
"If land law is a rubbish-heap, Professor Laskin has waded boldly into it, sorted it out and made it comprehensible. Throughout the pages of this learned treatise the author presents the law relating to land in a manner, not only in which it can be understood, but in a fashion that stimulates abiding interest."
Canadian Bar Review