The Canadian Law of Toxic Torts

Lynda M. Collins and Heather McLeod-Kilmurray

May 2014
Carswell
ISBN: 978-0-88804-714-4

Abstract:

The Canadian Law of Toxic Torts provides readers with a current and comprehensive analysis of the Canadian law of "toxic torts" – those that involve environmental contamination and/or toxic products. The work addresses the unique challenges of toxic tort litigation for litigants, counsel and judges, including leading precedents, the appropriate treatment of scientific evidence, and policy considerations that will shape the evolution of the Canadian toxic tort law in the future.

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About the Authors:

Lynda M. Collins is a Professor with the Centre for Environmental Law & Global Sustainability at the University of Ottawa Faculty of Law. Professor Collins is one of Canada's leading experts in the law and policy of toxic torts. She has published in Canada, the US, and Australia on a wide variety of issues in toxic torts, with a particular focus on the law of toxic causation. She has also participated in environmental hearings and consultative processes at the Canadian House of Commons and Senate, the European Parliament, and the United Nations.

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Heather McLeod-Kilmurray is an Associate Professor in the Environmental Law Group at the Faculty of Law, University of Ottawa. She was the founding Director of the University of Ottawa Centre for Environmental Law and Global Sustainability, and has been the Director of the IUCN Academy of Environmental Law. Her research deals with environmental law, environmental ethics and legal process.

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