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Vol 22 No 11 Nov/Dec 2017

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A new edition has been published, the details can be seen here:
Sullivan on The Construction of Statutes 6th ed isbn 9780433471486

Sullivan on The Construction of Statutes 5th ed

ISBN13: 9780433451839
New Edition ISBN: 9780433471486
Previous Edition ISBN: 043343094X
Published: January 2008
Publisher: LexisNexis Canada
Country of Publication: Canada
Format: Hardback
Price: Out of print

Virtually every aspect of modern life is regulated by statutes. Knowing how to read and apply statutes and to construct sound arguments regarding statutory interpretation is, therefore, an essential legal skill - one that is both an art and a science.

This new edition of the leading work on statutory interpretation in Canada offers a complete and up-to-date account of this subject, as established by the Supreme Court of Canada and other appellate courts. The fifth edition includes not only clear explanations of the traditional rules of interpretation, but also explores the principles underlying the rules and offers numerous illustrations of their application.

Professor Sullivan begins with an analysis of Driedger's modern principle, which has been adopted by the Supreme Court of Canada as its preferred approach to statutory interpretation, and looks at the relation between that principle and other approaches to interpretation such as the plain meaning rule.