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Vol 22 No 5 May/June 2017

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Arlidge, Eady & Smith on Contempt

Edited by: Patricia Londono, David Eady, A.T.H. Smith, Rt. Hon Lord Eassie
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This book is now Out of Print.
A new edition has been published, the details can be seen here:
Sopinka, Lederman & Bryant: The Law of Evidence in Canada 3rd ed isbn 9780433456780

The Law of Evidence in Canada 2nd edition with 2004 Supplement

ISBN13: 9780433443742
ISBN: 043344374X
New Edition ISBN: 9780433456780
Published: June 1999
Publisher: LexisNexis Canada
Country of Publication: Canada
Format: Hardback & Supplement
Price: Out of print

The Law of Evidence in Canada, 2nd ed provides all the information civil and criminal trial lawyers and appellate counsel need to anticipate and effectively respond to evidentiary issues which arise at trial and on appeals.

Published in 1999, the second edition was thoroughly revised and updated to reflect the "principled approach" to evidentiary rules enunciated by the Supreme Court of Canada since the first edition was published.

  • The Supplement was published in 2004
The law of evidence continues to develop at a rapid rate and the "principled approach" is being extended and applied to virtually every area of the subject such that it has now become the new cornerstone of modern evidence law.

With the "principled approach", context becomes an essential component in the application of the rule, and courts must consider the underlying principles of the rule in the context of the particular facts of the case. The supplement focuses on those areas of the law of evidence where the impact of the "principled approach" (primarily by SCC and provincial appeallate court decisions) has had the most significant impact. Areas such as hearsay, confessions, similar fact evidence, expert opinions, privilege, public interest immunity, the examination of witnesses and rules dispensing with or facilitating proof.

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Table of Cases
Chapter 1: Introduction
Chapter 2: Types of Evidence and Conditions for the Receipt of Evidence
Chapter 3: Evidential Burden and Burden of Proof
Chapter 4: Presumptions
Chapter 5: Standards of Proof
Chapter 6: Hearsay
Chapter 7: Self-Serving Evidence
Chapter 8: Confessions
Chapter 9: Illegally Obtained Evidence
Chapter 10: Character Evidence
Chapter 11: Similar Fact Evidence
Chapter 12: Opinion Evidence
Chapter 13: Competence and Compellability of Witness
Chapter 14: Privilege
Chapter 15: Public Interest Immunity
Chapter 16: The Examination of Witnesses
Chapter 17: Corroboration
Chapter 18: Documentary Evidence
Chapter 19: Rules Dispensing with or Facilitating Proof