Proposed Anti-Terrorism Legislation in Canada, the UK and Australia

March 16, 2015

There is a lot of controversy at the moment about Canada’s new anti-terrorism legislation. It is worth noting that the UK and Australia both have similar bills before their respective legislatures. For comparative purposes here are the links to all three bills and their attendant background resources.

Canada – Legisinfo

Anti-terrorism Act, 2015
(includes links to  debates and related documents)

UK  Parliament – Bills Before the House.

Counter Terrorism and Security Act 2015


Related Documents

Parliament of Australia – Bills and Legislation Page

Australia National Security Legislation Amendment Act
(includes links to debates and background material)

Law Library Extended Hours and Services: End of Term 2015

March 16, 2015

Extended Library Hours: Begin on Monday, March 16 and continue to Wednesday, April 22. During this time, the Law Library in Birge Carnegie will close later as follows:

  • Monday through Friday: 8:45 am until midnight
  • Saturday and Sunday: 10 am until 10 pm

The Robarts library offers 24 hour access Sunday night to Friday night. Details here:
Hours for all campus libraries can be found here:

***All Night Law Library Opening on the Eve of the Deadline for Written Work***: The Law Library will remain open all night on Wednesday, April 22, with librarians on duty, so that students have access to research help, resources, computers and printers ahead of the deadline for written work on Thursday, April 23 at 10 am. We will send out more details closer to the date.
The Library will close at 5 pm on Thursday, April 23, and Friday, April 24.

Please note that the Library will be closed on Friday, April 3, for the Statutory Holiday.

Library Security: It is important to remember that the law school buildings, including the Library at Birge, are open to the public. As such, please keep your valuables with you or ask a friend to watch them if you need to leave your study area even for a minute. Thefts have occurred in campus libraries and the weeks leading up to exams sometimes see a spike of activity across campus. Please report any incidents to the Campus Police at 416-978-2222.

Research Help: As deadlines for papers approach remember that the librarians are available to advise you on research strategy, databases and citation style. Please feel free to contact John Bolan, Susan Barker, or Sooin Kim.

Study Rooms: The UofT Library has a list of bookable and non-bookable study rooms available at libraries across campus:

Exam Preparation – Past Exams: The past five years of exams are available on You will need to enter your password and follow the instructions on screen to access the exam database.

Library Services:

For details on additional Library services please follow the Bora Laskin Law Library Reference Services Blog:

We are also on Facebook: and Twitter: @LaskinLawLib

Recent Tables of Contents – February 2015

March 10, 2015

Alberta Law Review– Volume 52 no. 2 (December 2014)
Canadian Class Action Review/Revue canadienne des recours collectifs – Volume 10 nos. 1-2 (January 2015)
Canadian Criminal Law Review/Revue canadienne de droit pénal – Volume 19 no. 1 (January 2015) 
Canadian Journal of Criminology and Criminal Justice/Revue canadienne de criminologie et de justice pénale – Volume 57 no. 1 (January 2015)
The Indigenous Law Journal at the University of Toronto Faculty of Law – Volume 12 no. 1 (2014)
Intellectual Property Journal/Revue de propriété intellectuelle – Volume 27 no. 1 (December 2014)
McGill International Journal of Sustainable Development Law and Policy/Revue  international de droit et politique du développement durable de McGill – Volume 10 no. 2 (2014)
McGill Law Journal/Revue de droit de McGill – Volume 60 no. 1 (September 2014)
Queen’s Law Journal – Volume 40 no. 1 (Fall 2014)
Supreme Court Law Review.  Second Series – Volume 68 (2015)

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