Wednesday, August 23, 2006

Law Commission of Canada 2006 Annual Report

The Law Commission of Canada released its annual report for 2006 this week.

It is short (30 pages) and provides brief summaries of the research and consultation work done in areas such as globalization and the law, international informal banking, indigenous legal traditions, the definition of "crime", the future of policing, secured financing on reserves, the protection of vulnerable workers, age and intergenerational relationships, and immigrant settlement.

Related Library Boy posts about law commissions include:
  • New Legal Research Report on Immigrant Settlement (July 12, 2006): "Yesterday, the Law Commission of Canada released a report entitled Unsettled: Legal and Policy Barriers for Newcomers to Canada (...) Much has been written about the challenges of immigration in Canada in recent years and this report and its companion literature review draw heavily on the existing body of research. This report’s particular contribution is its focus on the legal and policy barriers to the successful settlement of immigrants and refugees, and how these can be overcome."
  • New Report on Private Policing in Canada (July 28, 2006): The Law Commission of Canada, a federal advisory body, just released a new report entitled In Search of Security: The Future of Policing in Canada that discusses the rise of private security and police forces in Canada (...) Canada ... is in the midst of a transformation in how policing services are delivered and understood. Today, it is more accurate to suggest that policing is carried out by a complex mix of public police and private security. In many cases these networks of policing are overlapping, complimentary and mutually supportive. This new era of pluralized policing raises questions concerning the existing legal and regulatory environment and whether it continues to be relevant. This Report provides an opportunity to reflect on these important issues."
  • Grey Literature Week at Slaw.ca (August 9, 2006): "Slaw.ca, the co-operative weblog about Canadian legal research and IT, has been holding a theme week with posts from numerous contributors on the identification, collection and dissemination of grey literature in the field of law (...) In my view, this should include one major source of research about the law, namely the reports of law reform institutes."
  • 7th Annual Justicia Awards for Legal Reporting (August 14, 2006): Société Radio-Canada’s TV show Enjeux and the Vancouver Sun's Peter McKnight are this year's recipients of the Justicia Awards for Legal Reporting. The Awards are sponsored by the Law Commission of Canada, the Canadian Bar Association and the Department of Justice Canada and are given for 'outstanding journalism that fosters public awareness and understanding of any aspect of the Canadian justice system and the roles played by institutions and participants in the legal system'."

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