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Halsbury's Laws of Canada - Police, Security and Emergencies (2014 Reissue) / Public Utilities (2014 Reissue)

The Police, Security and Emergencies title provides a narrative of the law that applies to law enforcement and private security services in Canada while the Public Utilities volume discusses the legal aspects of the regulation of public utilities.
Publication Language: English
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ISBN/ISSN: 9780433476085

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Police, Security and Emergencies (2014 Reissue)
Jennifer Freund

The role and powers of law enforcement and national security services are of increasing relevance in a world defined by growing concern over crime and terrorism. In addition, environmental uncertainty and the emergence of new and virulent diseases has brought the spectre of civil emergency to the forefront of government planning. This title provides a thorough narrative of the law that applies to law enforcement and private security services in Canada. It also explains the legal framework that governs national security oversight and the Canadian Security Intelligence Service. Finally, it sets out the law that empowers government to declare a civil emergency and act accordingly. Topics covered include:

  • The constitutional and legislative framework
  • Provincial, regional and municipal police services
  • Police powers, duties, independence and discretion
  • Civil liability of police
  • Private police and security
  • Role and powers of the Canadian Security Intelligence Service
  • Other agencies and laws involved with national security
  • Emergency preparedness
  • Federal and provincial emergency management

    Public Utilities (2014 Reissue)
    Sheila Nemet-Brown

    Halsbury's Public Utilities volume discusses the legal aspects of regulation of public utilities, focusing on provincial regulation of electricity, natural gas and pipelines and water utilities. The legislative context is comprehensively addressed, having regard to the local, provincial, federal and international aspects of the topic. In addition, issues in relation to proceedings before provincial public utilities boards and commissions are examined, including all relevant procedural aspects. Topics covered include:

  • Rates, tolls and charges for public utilities
  • Approval of construction and expansion of facilities
  • Environmental issues
  • Aboriginal rights
  • Offences
  • Appeals and judicial review of board and commission decisions

    Special Features

  • Enhanced contents
    • A general table of contents to the level of chapter headings
    • A detailed table of contents to the level of clause headings
    • Detailed sectional contents set out within the commentary for each chapter and section
  • 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 subject that the reader may find to be relevant and helpful
  • Glossary of definitions - identifying words and phrases defined in the various rules of civil procedure across Canada, and providing the text of the definition in each jurisdiction for easy reference. A valuable "quick reference" in a field marked by a wide variety of statutes promulgated across many jurisdictions


  • Table of cases
  • Table of statutes and statutory instruments
  • List of related titles
  • Index

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Table of contents

Police, Security and Emergencies (2014 Reissue) 
I. Police
1. Legal Status of the Police
2. Police Civil Liability
3. Statutory Protection of Police
4. Private Police and Security

II. National Security
1. Canadian Security Intelligence Service
2. Other Relevant Legislation and Agencies Involved with National Security

III. Civil Emergencies
1. Federal Emergencies
2. Provincial and Territorial Emergencies

Public Utilities (2014 Reissue)

I. Introduction
1. Public Utilities Regulation and Standards
2. Scope of This Title

II. Public Utilities
1. General Definition
2. Statutory Definitions
3. Public Utilities Corporations

III. Legislative Context
1. Introduction
2. Municipal Public Utilities
3. Provincial Jurisdiction
4. Federal Jurisdiction
5. Overlapping Jurisdiction
6. International Aspects

IV. Public Utilities Boards and Commissions
1. Funding
2. Board Members and Commissioners
3. Powers of Utilities Boards and Commissions
4. Hearings and Inquiries
5. Particular Powers

V. Regulation of Public Utilities
1. Which Utilities are Subject to Regulation
2. Electricity
3. Natural Gas and Pipelines
4. Water and Sewage

VI. Environmental and Aboriginal Issues
1. Environmental Concerns
2. Aboriginal Rights

VII. Offences
1. Offences Created by Public Utilities Legislation