Halsbury's Laws of Canada - Transportation - Carriage of Goods / Transportation - Railways / Trusts

Publisher: LexisNexis Canada
Format::  Hardcover Book, 2
ISBN:: 9780433466321


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Transportation - Carriage of Goods
Rui M. Fernandes, B.Sc., J.D., LL.M.

With carriage of goods law often at the forefront of commercial transactions, Halsbury's Transportation - Carriage of Goods title offers the ideal resource for lawyers who require a concise explanation of how this specialized area of law operates.[1] Timely and accessible, and written by one of Canada's leading transportation lawyers, this valuable reference delivers a clear narrative of the legislative framework and identifies the relevant case law that practitioners need to be aware of. It contains useful answers to questions on a wide range of topics, including:

[1] For a discussion of carriage of goods by air, see Halsbury's Laws of Canada – Aviation and Space

Transportation - Railways
Rui M. Fernandes, B.Sc., J.D., LL.M.

Once at the very heart of commercial activity and the Canadian Dream, railways still play an important part in the transport of passengers and goods, and rail lines are omnipresent in virtually every populated region in Canada. Transportation - Railwaysprovides a comprehensive and national treatment of the law governing the construction, operation, safety and oversight of federal and provincial railways, including matters such as:

Maria Elena Hoffstein, M.A., LL.B.

Trusts, an innovative concept of the common law, have become increasingly significant in modern legal practice. The unique nature of trusts, and its many varied forms, makes it an important tool in estates law, commercial law, international law, pension and benefits law, among others, providing inventive and flexible solutions to traditional legal issues. Halsbury's Truststitle classifies and analyzes the many different types of trusts, how they are created and how they can be used in a variety of contexts. This essential resource, which includes discussion of trusts under the Quebec Civil Code, generates a competitive advantage for practitioners able to apply trust principles to different areas of practice.

Topics in this national reference include:


References and abbreviations – an alphabetical listing of special references and abbreviations used in the volume, with an explanation of their meaning Selected secondary sources – setting out selected texts, articles, and other secondary sources pertaining to the subjects that the reader may find to be relevant and helpful Glossary of definitions – identifying words and phrases defined in relevant legislation, and providing the text of the definition in each jurisdiction for easy reference. A valuable quick reference in fields marked by a wide variety of statutes promulgated across many jurisdictions


Table of Contents

Transportation – Carriage of Goods

  1. Carriage of Goods by Road
  2. Carriage of Goods by Rail
  3. Carriage of Goods by Water

Transportation – Railways

  1. Federal and Provincial Railways
  2. The Canadian Transportation Agency
  3. Railway Construction and Safety of Railway Lands
  4. Railway Traffic Operations
  5. Carriage of Passengers
  6. Tariffs, Rates and Payment of Freight
  7. Financial Transactions of Railway Companies
  8. Violations and Offences under the Canada Transportation Act


  1. Nature of Trusts
  2. Modern Uses of Trusts
  3. Express Trusts
  4. Trusts Arising by Operation of Law
  5. Purpose Trusts
  6. Limitations on the Creation of Trusts
  7. Constituting the Trust
  8. The Statute of Frauds and Trust Formalities
  9. Trusts and Powers
  10. Administration of Trusts
  11. Variation and Termination of Trusts


Rui M. Fernandes, B.Sc., J.D., LL.M. / Maria Elena Hoffstein, M.A., LL.B.

Rui M. Fernandes, B.Sc., J.D., LL.M., is a partner with Fernandes Hearn LLP, a Toronto-based litigation law firm, who specializes in maritime and transportation law. Mr. Fernandes received his B.Sc. from the University of Toronto in 1976, his J.D. from Osgoode Hall Law School in 1979, and his LL.M. from the University of London (London School of Economics and Political Science) in 1981. He was called to the Ontario bar in 1982 and has appeared in all levels of court in Canada including the Supreme Court of Canada. His previous publications include Transportation Law (Looseleaf Service), Boating Law of Canada, 2004 and other publications.

Maria Elena Hoffstein, M.A., LL.B., is a partner with Fasken Martineau DuMoulin LLP and head of the Toronto office's Wealth Management and Charities practice group. She practices in the areas of wills and trusts, estate planning, family business succession planning, person tax, corporate reorganizations, marriage contracts, and charities and not for profit law. She also represents clients in estate litigation matters, including will challenges, mental capacity matters, applications for advice and direction of the court and passing of fiduciary accounts. In 2006, she received the Ontario Bar Association Award of Excellence in Trusts and Estates in recognition of her leadership and contribution to estates and trusts law.

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