Canadian Business Law
Canadian Business Law

Canadian Business Law

Lead Author(s): Tamra Alexander, Pat Papadeas

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Canadian Business Law provides a comprehensive overview of business law through a legal risk management perspective.

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Assessment questions with feedback embedded throughout textbook

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Access to additional questions, test banks, and slides available within one platform

Pricing

Average price of textbook across most common format

Edmond/Top Hat

Canadian Business Law
(3rd edition, 2018)

Up to 40-60% more affordable

Lifetime access on any device

Nelson

Canadian Law: An Introduction
(7th edition, 2019)

$109.95

Print

$66.95

eBook (6 months)
$93.95 (12 months)
$120.95 (18 months)
$147.95 (24 months)

McGraw

Canadian Business Law Today
(2017)

$99.95

Print

$109.95

Print + Connect

$89

eBook + Connect

Pearson

The Law & Business Administration in Canada
(15th edition, 2020)

$157.40

Print
$104.22 (loose-leaf)

Pearson

Business Law in Canada
(12th edition, 2020)

$165.35

Print (loose-leaf)

$104.20

eBook (6 months)
$138.95 (Lifetime access)

Up-to-date content

Revised and updated with the latest content

Edmond/Top Hat

Canadian Business Law
(3rd edition, 2018)

Nelson

Canadian Law: An Introduction
(7th edition, 2019)

McGraw

Canadian Business Law Today
(2017)

Pearson

The Law & Business Administration in Canada
(15th edition, 2020)

Pearson

Business Law in Canada
(12th edition, 2020)

In-book Interactivity

Includes embedded multi-media files and integrated software to enhance visual presentation of concepts directly in textbook

Edmond/Top Hat

Canadian Business Law
(3rd edition, 2018)

Nelson

Canadian Law: An Introduction
(7th edition, 2019)

McGraw

Canadian Business Law Today
(2017)

Pearson

The Law & Business Administration in Canada
(15th edition, 2020)

Pearson

Business Law in Canada
(12th edition, 2020)

Customizable

Ability to revise, adjust and adapt content to meet needs of course and instructor

Edmond/Top Hat

Canadian Business Law
(3rd edition, 2018)

Nelson

Canadian Law: An Introduction
(7th edition, 2019)

McGraw

Canadian Business Law Today
(2017)

Pearson

The Law & Business Administration in Canada
(15th edition, 2020)

Pearson

Business Law in Canada
(12th edition, 2020)

Built-in Interactive Assessment Questions

Assessment questions with feedback embedded throughout textbook

Edmond/Top Hat

Canadian Business Law
(3rd edition, 2018)

Nelson

Canadian Law: An Introduction
(7th edition, 2019)

McGraw

Canadian Business Law Today
(2017)

Pearson

The Law & Business Administration in Canada
(15th edition, 2020)

Pearson

Business Law in Canada
(12th edition, 2020)

All-in-one Platform

Access to additional questions, test banks, and slides available within one platform

Edmond/Top Hat

Canadian Business Law
(3rd edition, 2018)

Nelson

Canadian Law: An Introduction
(7th edition, 2019)

McGraw

Canadian Business Law Today
(2017)

Pearson

The Law & Business Administration in Canada
(15th edition, 2020)

Pearson

Business Law in Canada
(12th edition, 2020)

About this textbook

Textbook Details

This textbook is a substantial overview of business law through a legal risk management perspective. Readers will gain a working knowledge of key concepts across multiple areas of law, including torts, contracts, consumer protection, employment, property, debtor-creditor, and more. It is the most current post-secondary book of its kind on the market, including recent statistics, legislation, legal cases, and examples available.


Lead Author

Tamra Alexander, LL.MMcGill University

Prior to teaching, Professor Tamra Alexander was a competition law and international trade law lawyer who practiced with Stikeman Elliott in their Toronto, Montreal, and Ottawa offices. She has a B.A. (Hons.) from the University of Toronto in International Relations and Economics and an LL.B., also from U of T. She has a Master of Law from McGill University. She has represented clients before appellate courts, federal tribunals, and binational panels constituted under NAFTA. While at Stikeman Elliott, she was seconded as counsel to the Canadian International Trade Tribunal for a period of 16 months. She has been teaching since 2006 and has taught at the Faculty of Law at the University of New Brunswick, the Faculty of Law at the University of Ottawa, and at the Pembroke and Woodroffe campuses of Algonquin College. Tamra has published in the areas of competition law, international trade law, legal ethics, and teaching and learning pedagogy.

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About the Authors     

Tamra Alexander coordinates the Paralegal program and teaches in the Paralegal and Law Clerk programs at Algonquin College. Prior to joining the faculty at Algonquin, she taught law at the University of New Brunswick and the University of Ottawa, and was a competition law and international trade law lawyer with Stikeman Elliott. She has a BA (Hons) from the University of Toronto in International Relations and Economics and an LLB, also from the University of Toronto, as well as a Master of Law from McGill University. She has represented clients before appellate courts, federal tribunals, and binational panels constituted under NAFTA. 

Pat Papadeas has an LLB from the University of Windsor (1990) and was in private practice prior to joining the faculty at St. Clair College in 2002. She is the course developer and instructor of Business Law, Employment Law, and Law and Ethics in the Information Age, and is a Coordinator of International Business Studies. She developed the curriculum for the Paralegal Program, and developed an applied learning model that was awarded the Law Foundation of Ontario’s Community Leadership in Justice Fellowship. She has been a member of Academic Council, Chair of the Academic Integrity Committee, and St. Clair College’s Board of Governors. Pat has led numerous faculty-training workshops and has been an academic advisor to many student clubs, including varsity athletics, for which she received the Jack Costello Exceptional Service Award. 

Contributors 

Kathryn J. Filsinger (Chapter 9) is a professor in Humber College’s Human Resources Management Degree Program. She teaches employment law in the HR degree and postgraduate HRM programs, as well as labour relations and human resources management. Previously she has taught employment law at both Ryerson and York Universities. Kathryn holds a BA (magna cum laude) from Queen’s University, an LLB from the University of Toronto, and an LLM from Osgoode Hall Law School. 

Laurence M. Olivo, BA, MA, JD (Chapters 2 and 8), is a lawyer and was a professor in the Faculty of Business, Seneca College, for over 30 years, with experience in post-secondary teaching in a variety of college programs, and in the Law Society of Ontario’s Bar Admission program. His legal practice experience included civil litigation and family law, as well as policy development work with the Ontario Ministry of the Attorney General. He is the author of more than 15 texts in various areas of law and has developed specialized online courses for use by post-secondary institutions. He currently sits as a Small Claims Court Judge in Richmond Hill. 

Nora Rock (Chapter 3) is an Ontario JD (lawyer) working as the corporate and policy writer for LawPRO, the Lawyers’ Professional Indemnity Company. Nora is author/co-author of several texts for high school, community college and university, as well as two novels for young adults. 

Camilla Wheeler (Chapters 4 and 5) is a faculty member at Toronto’s George Brown College in its Office of Academic Excellence. Following a successful career as a litigation lawyer she transitioned into post-secondary education, initially teaching law courses and then moving into curriculum support and quality assurance roles. Currently, she leads comprehensive reviews of a range of George Brown vocational programs, resulting in evidence-based recommendations designed to ensure government standards and the changing needs of students, industry, and community partners are met. Camilla has a Bachelor of Laws degree from the University of Toronto and a Master of Education (IT) degree from Memorial University.