Every Cyclist’s Guide to Canadian Law

Craig Forcese and Nicole LaViolette

November 2014
Irwin Law
ISBN:  978-1-55221-384-1

Abstract:

More Canadians are riding bicycles than ever before, but did you know that riding your bike in Canada is now almost as heavily regulated as driving your car?

Whether you are one of more than 200,000 Canadians who commute by bike, the parent of a child with her first two-wheeler, a veteran racer, or a recreational rider, the chances are you will need this book. In Every Cyclist’s Guide to Canadian Law, Craig Forcese and Nicole LaViolette, both law professors and avid cyclists, provide a comprehensive overview of Canadian law for bicycles — covering rules of the road, purchasing and using bicycles, what to do in the case of an accident or a stolen bike, starting up your own cycling club, racing your bike, and much more.

Accessibly written and often humorous, this book is written for those with little or no legal background. Using straightforward and jargon-free explanations, the authors include anecdotes and examples drawn from their own experiences as seasoned recreational and competitive cyclists. Every Cyclist’s Guide to Canadian Law will also provide an authoritative reference for lawyers, club directors, coaches, and sporting event planners.

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About the Authors:

Craig Forcese teaches public international law, national security law, administrative law and constitutional law. He also co-teaches advanced international law and relations at the Norman Paterson School of International Affairs.  He also co-organizes and instructs the Canadian component of Georgetown Law’s National Security Crisis Law course and simulation. In 2017, Professor Forcese and Kent Roach received the Canadian Civil Liberties Association Award for Excellence in Public Engagement (“for courage and commitment to human rights, human dignity and freedom”). In 2016, he was named jointly with Professor Kent Roach as among the “Top 25 most Influential in the justice system and legal profession” by Canadian Lawyer Magazine. In response to their work on national security law, Craig and Kent also received the Canadian Law and Society Association Book Prize (for their book False Security) and the Reg Robson Award (given annually by the BC Civil Liberties Association “to honour a community member who has demonstrated a substantial and long-lasting contribution to the cause of civil liberties in B.C. and Canada”). Professor Forcese was inducted as a member of the uOttawa Common Law Honour Society in 2016. 

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Nicole LaViolette’s research and publications were devoted mainly to refugee law, international human rights, and family law. She focused a significant part of her scholarly research on sexual minorities and the refugee determination system. She published extensively on this issue and lectured at national and international conferences on refugee issues. Prof. LaViolette conducted professional development training related to sexual orientation and gender identity for the Immigration and Refugee Board of Canada and provided expert advice and training on the same issues to the United Nations High Commission for Refugees.

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