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Planning Law

This guide provides an overview of the resources and tools for rural and urban planning law research available at the Sir James Dunn law Library.

Finding Relevant Caselaw

Key case reporters series for Planning are:

CanLII Legislation / Caselaw Database

Key Canadian Abridgment Volumes

The Canadian Abridgment is a key research tool for identifying cases. It is a digest service that arranges the abstracts of cases reported by topics in alphabetical order.

Each volume includes a list of all the abbreviations used, a list of all the cases cited, and then a detailed table of contents. It you have identified your topic areas you should be able to locate cases indexed under that topic. It the abstract seems useful, you may use the citation information to locate this case in print or in a database.

  • Municipal Law - Volumes 79-83
  • Real Property- Volume 92 (Boundaries & Surveys)
  • Environmental Law - Volume 31 (Municipal Liability)

The Canadian Abridgement is located on the 2nd floor in aisles 34 and 35.

Reading a case citation