Wikipedia:WikiProject Canadian law

Some Wikipedians have formed a project to better organize information in articles related to Canadian law. This page and its subpages contain their suggestions; it is hoped that this project will help to focus the efforts of other Wikipedians. If you would like to help, please inquire on the talk page and see the to-do list there.


This WikiProject's scope is all areas of Canadian law, from federal constitutional law, to provincial law and municipal bylaws, to expand the amount of information on these laws on Wikipedia. We will also strive to include case law, and various court rulings.

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  • I've started an article on the Ontario Municipal Act but it needs attention from someone more knowledgeable about the subkect. Robbie dee 21:34, 9 March 2007 (UTC)
  • ASAP Research and links related to first nations policing services in Canada.
  • There are a lot of articles in Category:Canadian Indigenous case law. It would be great to have a main article to link them together. - TheMightyQuill 02:35, 1 February 2007 (UTC)
  • Important cases needing articles (perhaps this should be a sub-page?):
    • Sandra Lovelace v. Canada
Are you talking about the human rights tribunal case from 1975 regarding Aborginal rights? Unfortunately, given that it's a tribunal case from the 70s, and not a court case, it is not easy to find the text of the article. Perhaps someone with access to the case can write something (if it's noteable)? Otherwise, this request should be removed. Singularity42 (talk) 17:39, 16 August 2009 (UTC)
  • Because of a mention on Guujaaw I looked up the "Haida Taku Case" which turns out to be two parallel cases, and it sounds like they were heard conjointly - Haida Nation v. the Queen and Taku River Tlingit v. the Queen (Weyerhauser may have been a codefendant in the Haida case -??). I "don't do law articles" so am leaving these here as requests - here is one source/precis and here is a google search. If they were heard together then maybe Haida Taku Case is usable as a title (or not?).
The cases are Haida Nation v. British Columbia (Minister of Forests), [2004] 3 S.C.R. 511 and Taku River Tlingit First Nation v. British Columbia (Project Assessment Director), [2004] 3 S.C.R. 550. They were indeed heard together. Unfortunately, aboriginal law is not my strong suit, but if I have time I'll see if I can at least put a small article together... if someone doesn't beat me to the punch. Singularity42 (talk) 17:39, 16 August 2009 (UTC)
  • Xeni Decision or Xeni Gwetin v. British Columbia maybe see articles here
There are a number of related cases, from 2002 to 2008. More info required, or this request will have to be removed. Singularity42 (talk) 17:39, 16 August 2009 (UTC)
  • unceded claims is a POV title, in my estimation, but I was concerned on the Delgamuukw talkpage about the apprent misrepresentation of how it was that BC came to ignore aboriginal claims, which the article currently says was the colony's doing; the provicne's position has always been (until recanted in recent times) that it was one of the consequences of joining Confederation that absolved BC of any responsibility for unresolved claims. Land claims in BC ara separate subject than elsewhere, e.g. in Land claims; not sure what an appropriate title should be i.e. where unceded claims/unceded lands might redirect to; those are buzzpharses from the native polity and carry with them implicitly judgments so they won't do.Skookum1 (talk) 01:57, 10 December 2008 (UTC)
  • Fred Quilt case or Fred Quilt investigation. The beating-death of Fred Quilt, a Tsilhqot'in chief, in the early 1970s, was one of the hinge-events galvanizing aborignail reform in British Columbia; largely hushed up now. here is a google for "Fred Quilt"
I believe this request is outside of this project's scope. Your are looking for more of a biographical/historical article versus an article about Canadian law. Consider Wikipedia:WikiProject History of Canada instead. Singularity42 (talk) 17:47, 16 August 2009 (UTC)
  • BC Legislature Raids needs the legal cases broken off and expanded, especially given the many extraordinary judgments to do with evidence during the preliminary hearings so far, and issue to do with privilege and more....sadly, because of a near-blackout by the major media, most of the online sources for this are in blogspace, althouyg Bill Tielemann has published various articles in The Tyee, The Straight and occasionally in other outlets. Skookum1 (talk) 01:57, 10 December 2008 (UTC)
  • A number of the judges listed at Template:FederalCourtsOfCanada needs bios written (most are in stub form at the moment). Thanks Sherurcif for putting together such a useful template! Singularity42 (talk) 16:27, 18 August 2009 (UTC)
  • Could someone write an article on Canada's Customs Act? -- Gordon Ecker (talk) 04:29, 11 May 2013 (UTC)
  • I have added third party references to the McCarthy Tetrault article page to enhance its validity. It would be great to have external confirmation that these references are suitable. Many thanks! Toogreen (talk) 20:06, 16 January 2017 (UTC)


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  1. Dyslexic agnostic 20:52, 28 October 2005 (UTC)
  2. OzLawyer 14:41, 7 June 2006 (UTC)
  3. -- Robocoder (talk | contribs) 00:16, 11 July 2006 (UTC)
  4. pbryan 08:30, 12 January 2007 (UTC)
  5. Padraic 00:41, 1 February 2007 (UTC)
  6. MBueckert 19:21, 18 July 2007 (UTC)
  7. Qyd (talk) 17:24, 16 June 2008 (UTC)
  8. Skittleys (talk) 02:45, 7 July 2008 (UTC)
  9. Cjilgott (talk) 03:58, 4 August 2009 (UTC)
  10. Singularity42 (talk) 16:07, 16 August 2009 (UTC)
  11. Bepa (talk) 21:53, 19 January 2010 (UTC)
  12. Raellerby (talk) 14:54, 29 January 2012 (UTC)
  13. Unavoidable (talk) 22:45, 8 March 2012 (UTC)
  14. Wieno (talk) 06:27, 2 February 2014 (UTC)
  15. Mkdwtalk 06:19, 24 August 2014 (UTC)
  16. Legalremix(talk) 18:38, 25 October 2014 (UTC)
  17. /wiae /tlk 14:42, 29 January 2016 (UTC)
  18. Mr Serjeant Buzfuz, 4:49, 14 May 2016 (UTC)
  19. Graham (talk) 07:25, 27 June 2016 (UTC)
  20. UmpireRay (talk) 01:09, 8 September 2018 (UTC)
  21. Sancho 19:26, 18 February 2019 (UTC)

Things You Can Do

  1. Tag related articles talk pages (at the top) with {{WikiProject Canada| canlaw=yes}}.
  2. Come up with a potential list of missing articles that need to be created.
  3. Re-tag related stub pages with {{Canada-law-stub}}.
  4. Adopt an article: Similar to the Collaboration of the week, but on a smaller scale, you might want to "adopt" an article. This would involve doing the research, writing, and picture-taking (if possible) for either a non-existent article or a stub. Of course, everyone else can still edit an adopted article, and you can work on other things too, but the idea is to find a focus for a while, to try and build up the number of quality articles the Project has produced. Example article: User:Example
  5. Develop common standards and formats for pages on Canadian law.
  6. Expand the number of articles on Canadian law.

Project guidelines and strategy

  • /Strategy - future plans for the Canadian law project
  • /Policy - general policy for writing articles related to Canadian law
  • Cleanup discussion

Citation style

For case law and legislation, whether mentioned in-text or in a footnote citation, use the post-2010 McGill Guide format (no full-stops). For other material, follow the advice at WP:CITESTYLE. Wikipedia:Citation templates can help produce consistent citation formatting.



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  • Baudouin, Jean-Louis; Allen M. Linden (2010), Tort Law in Canada, Wolters Kluwer, ISBN 978-90-411-3373-1
  • Borrows, John (2002), Recovering Canada: the resurgence of Indigenous law, University of Toronto Press, ISBN 0-8020-3679-1
  • Black-Branch, Jonathan L (1995), Making sense of the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms, Canadian Education Association ISBN 978-0-920315-78-1
  • Casey, Brian; Janet Mills (2005), Arbitration law of Canada: practice and procedure, Juris Pub, ISBN 978-1-929446-68-1
  • Greene, Ian (1989),The Charter of Rights, Toronto, James Lorimer and Company, ISBN 978-1-55028-185-9
  • Kronby, Malcolm C (2010), Canadian Family Law (10th ed.), J. Wiley, ISBN 978-0-470-73682-1
  • Dahlitz, Julie (2003). Secession and international law: conflict avoidance – regional appraisals. The Hague: T.M.C. Asser Press. ISBN 90-6704-142-4.
  • Goldman, Calvin S; John D. Bodrug (2002), Competition Law of Canada, Volume 1, Juris Pub, ISBN 978-1-57823-096-9
  • Morton, Frederick Lee (2002). Law, politics, and the judicial process in Canada. University of Calgary Press. ISBN 1-55238-046-7.
  • McRae, Donald M (2006), The Canadian yearbook of international law, University of British Columbia Press
  • Moon, Richard (2008), Law and religious pluralism in Canada, UBC Press, ISBN 978-0-7748-1497-3
  • Songer, Donald R (2008), The transformation of the Supreme Court of Canada: an empirical examination, University of Toronto Press, ISBN 978-0-8020-9689-0

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