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Religion Religion, Politics & State

Religious Institutions and the Law

by (author) M.H. Ogilvie

Irwin Law Inc.
Initial publish date
Apr 2003
Religion, Politics & State, Administration, General
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    Publish Date
    Apr 2003
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This revised edition is the first-ever Canadian legal text on the law relating to religious institutions. Drawing on legal, historical, and theological sources, it deals with almost every area in which the laws of Canada have impact on matters of religion or on religious institutions, including constitutional law, criminal law, evidence, property, corporations, trusts, taxation, discipline, family, health, and educational matters. Designed for use by both lawyers and church administrators, this synthesis of legal and religious concerns makes this text an essential resource for all professionals working in the area.

About the author

M.H. Ogilvie is Professor of Law and Chancellor’s Professor at Carleton University in Ottawa, and a member of the Bars of Ontario and Nova Scotia. Dr. Ogilvie is a graduate of Trinity College, Toronto, the University of Oxford, and Dalhousie University, and has been a Visiting Scholar at the Universities of Edinburgh, Emory, Oxford, and Toronto, and twice at Princeton Theological Seminary. She was elected a Fellow of the Royal Society of Canada in 1993; awarded the David W. Mundell Medal in 1996, the degree of D.D. (h.c.) by The Presbyterian College, Montreal, in 1998, the Law Society Medal in 2001, and the degree of LL.D. (h.c.) by the Law Society of Upper Canada in 2008; and was the first Chancellor’s Professor appointed at Carleton University in 2002. She was inducted into the Order of Ontario in 2008 and received the Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal in 2012. Dr. Ogilvie is the author of numerous articles on religious institutions law and has been cited frequently by Canadian appellate courts as a legal authority in the field. Dr. Ogilvie is also frequently consulted by a variety of religious institutions in Canada on legal matters.Dr. Ogilvie is also the author of numerous books and articles on banking law in Canadian and international law journals and is a member of the editorial boards of the Banking and Finance Law Review, Journal of Business Law, and the Banking Law Specialist Editor of the Canadian Business Law Journal. Dr. Ogilvie has been cited frequently by Canadian appellate courts as a legal authority in the field of banking law. She was a director of the Canadian Payments Association from 2002 to 2011.

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