The House resumed yesterday after a week long break and the top story was the salary of BC Ferries CEO David Hahn. The report generating the intense debate was requested by the Transportation Minister Shirely Bond but she will not be taking any immediate action.

“…the person who requested the review, B.C. Transportation Minister Shirley Bond, said she’s not ready yet to make any changes.

“BCFS executive compensation was significantly higher than that paid by several larger public sector entities,” said British Columbia’s comptroller general Cheryl Wenezenki-Yolland in the 97-page Report on Review of Transportation Governance Models.

“For example, the Chief Executive Officer’s (CEO) total 2008/09 compensation was more than double that of the larger public sector comparators,” it said. “We also found that the performance measures and targets used to determine the incentive bonuses for executives made the bonuses easier to attain than we would have expected.”

In July, B.C. Ferries revealed CEO David Hahn last year made over $1 million and four more executives each made around $500,000. ”

Read the full story from the Tyee.

Read the full  report:  Report on Review of Transportation Governance models

Google.com has had some US public data embedded in its search results for a while now, but as of November 11 the World Bank’s public data has been added to Google search results.  According to the Official Google blog, “17 World Development Indicators  are now conveniently available to you in Google search….

Complete list of World Bank indicators currently available:

CO2 emissions per capita, Electricity consumption per capita, Energy use per capita, Exports as percentage of GDP, Fertility rate, GDP deflator change, GDP growth rate, GNI per capita in PPP dollars, Gross Domestic Product, Gross National Income in PPP dollars, Imports as percentage of GDP, Internet users as percentage of population, Life expectancy, Military expenditure as percentage of GDP, Mortality rate, under 5, Population, and Population growth rate.”

JAMA cover Now available!  The JAMA & Archives journals backfiles collection includes every issue of JAMA & Archives published from 1883-1997.    Read a classic article or  peruse the grand works of art which have graced the covers since April 20, 1964.

Schools in Canada to lose 500,000 students in next decade.  An education advocacy group says Ontario’s declining birth rate has put more than 300 schools at risk for closure. Canada is expected to see enrollment decline by about 500,000 students over the next decade. “All across Canada, people are in the same uncharted territories. Everybody’s looking at school closings, everybody’s trying to figure out what to do,” said the executive director of People for Education, the group that compiled the data. The Globe and Mail (Toronto) (10 Nov.)

Complete content at:

http://www.theglobeandmail.com/news/national/toronto/low-birth-rates-put-hundreds-of-schools-at-risk-of-closing/article1356174/

TECHNOLOGY GOES WHERE TEACHERS DON’T WANT TO

“There are, and will be in the foreseeable future, places on the planet where, for whatever reason, good schools do not exist and good teachers do not wish to go. In such areas, it is reasonable to expect that educational technology and distance education will have a special role to play. In this sense, educational technology and distance education are meant to ‘level the playing field’ and provide equal opportunity for learners in areas where traditional schooling of adequate quality is not available.”

In “Remote Presence: Technologies for ‘Beaming’ Teachers Where They Cannot Go” (JOURNAL OF EMERGING TECHNOLOGIES IN WEB INTELLIGENCE, vol. 1, no. 1, August 2009), Sugata Mitra, Newcastle University, asks the question “Is it possible for teachers to live in areas that they prefer and still be ‘present’ in schools where they do not, physically, wish to go?” Mitra proposes several technology solutions designed to make it possible that also have the potential to improve the quality of the education delivered in these areas.

The paper is available at http://www.academypublisher.com/jetwi/vol1/no1/jetwi01015559.pdf

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E78.C2 F548 2009
Annis May Timpson, ed., First Nations, First Thoughts: The Impact of Indigenous Thought in Canada (Vancouver: UBC Press, 2009).

E92 .I75 2009
Stephanie Irlbacher-Fox, Finding Dahshaa: Self-Government, Social Suffering, and Aboriginal Policy in Canada (Vancouver: UBC Press, 2009).

FC3850.A1 M38 2009
Renisa Mawani, Colonial Proximities: Crossracial Encounters and Juridical Truths in British Columbia, 1871-1921
(Vancouver: UBC Press, 2009).
Online access: http://resolve.library.ubc.ca/cgi-bin/catsearch?bid=4115944

K230.D4458 D47 2009 (LC)
Pierre Legrand, ed., Derrida and Law (Farnham: Ashgate Pub., 2009).

K236 .P76 2007 (LC)
Hildegard Schneider & Peter van den Bossche, eds., Protection of Cultural Diversity from a European and International Perspective (Antwerpen: Intersentia, 2008).

K376 .I582 2009 (LC)
Emily Grabham et al., eds., Law, Power and the Politics of Subjectivity: Intersectionality and Beyond (Abingdon: Routledge-Cavendish, 2009).

K1327 .D54 2009 (LC)
Alan Dignam & Michael Galanis, The Globalization of Corporate Governance (Farnham: Ashgate, 2009).

KE1328 .H37 2009 (LC)
Cameron Harvey, Darcy MacPherson, Agency Law Primer, 4th ed. (Toronto: Carswell, 2009).

K3240 .N495 2009 (LC)
Kevin Boyle, ed., New Institutions for Human Rights Protection (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2009).

K3268.3 .P75 2009 (LC)
Matthew E. Price, Rethinking Asylum: History, Purpose, and Limits (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2009).

K3585 .V63 2009 (LC)
Christina Voigt, Sustainable Development As a Principle of International Law: Resolving Conflicts Between Climate Measures and WTO Law (Leiden: Martinus Nijhoff Publishers, 2009).

KE5015 .J66 2009 (LC)
David Phillip Jones & Anne S. de Villars, Principles of Administrative Law (Toronto: Carswell, 2009).

K5036 .S97 2009 (LC)
Harmen van der Wilt & André Nollkaemper et al., eds., System Criminality in International Law (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2009).

K5301 .O42 2009 (LC)
Héctor Olásolo, Criminal Responsibility of Political and Military Leaders for Genocide, Crimes Against Humanity and War Crimes: With Special Reference to the Rome Statute and the Statute and Case Law of the Ad Hoc Tribunals
(Oxford: Hart, 2009).

KD4080 .K38 2009 (LC)
Aileen Kavanagh, Constitutional Review Under the UK Human Rights Act (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2009).

KD4114 .W55 2009 (LC)
Nicholas Wilkinson, Secrecy and the Media: The Official History of the D-Notice System (London: Routledge, 2009).

KE1240 .K64 2009 (LC)
Kris Klein, Vivian Gates & Natasha Beznosova, Privacy in Employment: Control of Personal Information in the Workplace,2d ed. (Toronto: Carswell, 2009).

KE3113 .S73 2009 (LC)
Gregory K. Steele & Kenneth Wm. Thornicroft, Employment Obligations and Confidential Information, (Markham: LexisNexis, 2009).

KE3244 .B83 2009 (LC)
Melanie R. Bueckert, The Law of Employee Monitoring in Canada (Markham: LexisNexis, 2009).

KE8550 .D69 2009 (LC)
Kelly R. Doyle, Asset & Wealth Protection, 2d ed. (Markham: LexisNexis, 2009).

KEA230 .C66 2009 (LC)
Alberta Law Reform Institute, Contracts for the Sale and Purchase of Land: Purchasers’ Remedies (Edmonton: Alberta Law Reform Institute, 2009).
Online access: http://www.law.ualberta.ca/alri/docs/RFD%2021.pdf

KEB563.5 .I54 2009 (LC)
Derek A. Brindle et al., Injunctions – British Columbia Law and Practice, 2d ed. (Vancouver: Continuing Legal Education Society of British Columbia, 2009).

KEM291 .A25 2009 (LC)
Manitoba, Law Reform Commission, Waiver of Liability for Sporting and Recreational Injuries (Winnipeg: Manitoba Law Reform Commission, 2009).
Online access: http://www.gov.mb.ca/justice/mlrc/reports/120.pdf

KEN7831.5.W37 L38 2009 (LC)
Law Reform Commission of Nova Scotia, Contaminated Sites in Nova Scotia ([Halifax]: Law Reform Commission of Nova Scotia, 2009).
Online access: http://www.lawreform.ns.ca/Downloads/ContaminatedSites_DIS.pdf

KEO770 .B76 2009 (LC)
Anthony F. Brown, Legal Handbook for Educators, 6th ed. (Toronto: Carswell, 2009).

KEN7938 .A25 2009 (LC)
Marc W. Patry, Veronica Stinson & Steven M. Smith, Evaluation of the Nova Scotia Small Claims Court: Final Report to the Nova Scotia Law Reform Commission (Halifax: Saint Mary’s University, Dept. of Psychology, 2009).
Online access: http://www.lawreform.ns.ca/Downloads/SmallClaimsFinaReportFINAL.pdf

KKM1056 .G765 2009 (LC)
Cornelis de Groot, Corporate Governance as a Limited Legal Concept (Alphen aan den Rijn: Kluwer Law International, 2009).

KPA500 .K56 2008 (LC)
Kim Pong-su chŏ, Minpŏp kangŭi I
민법강의 I / 김봉수 저.
(Sŏul Tʼŭkpyŏlsi: Chʼŏngmok Chʼulpʼansa, 2008).
(서울특별시 : 청목출판사, 2008).

KU2450 .R487 2009 (LC)
Australian Law Reform Commission, Review of the Royal Commissions Act: Issues Paper (Sydney: Australian Law Reform Commission, 2009).
Online access: http://www.austlii.edu.au/au/other/alrc/publications/issues/35/IP35.pdf

KUD61 Q833 2008 (LC)
Queensland, Law Reform Commission, Shaping Queensland’s Guardianship Legislation: Principles and Capacity: Discussion Paper (Brisbane: Law Reform Commission, 2008).
Online access: http://www.qlrc.qld.gov.au/wpapers/WP64.pdf

KUD386.7 .Q833 2008 (LC)
Queensland, Law Reform Commission, A Review of the Excuse of Accident and the Defence of Provocation: Report (Brisbane: The Commission, 2008).
Online access: http://www.qlrc.qld.gov.au/reports/R%2064.pdf

KUQ1543 .N49 2009 (LC)
New Zealand, Law Commission, Review of Regulatory Framework for the Sale and Supply of Liquor: Part 1: Alcohol Legislation and the Conscience Vote (Wellington: Law Commission, 2009).
Online access: http://www.lawcom.govt.nz/UploadFiles/Publications/Publication_154_432_LC68-Conscience-vote-report-web.pdf

KUQ1660 .N48 2009 (LC)
New Zealand, Law Commission, Private Schools and the Law (Wellington: Law Commission, 2009).
Online access: http://www.lawcom.govt.nz/ProjectReport.aspx?ProjectID=142

KUQ2190 .N497 2009 (LC)
New Zealand, Law Commission, Review of the Statutes Drafting and Compilation Act 1920 (Wellington: Law Commission, 2009).
Online access: http://www.lawcom.govt.nz/ProjectReport.aspx?ProjectID=141

KZ3410 .C367 2009
Patrick Capps, Human Dignity and the Foundations of International Law (Oxford: Hart Pub., 2009).

Read the NY Times article here

From the NYT: ” The signing raises the prospect of an empowered Europe with an enhanced global stature. The treaty, which may go into effect as early as Dec. 1, creates a permanent presidential post and sets up a more powerful foreign policy chief supported by a network of diplomats around the world. It seeks to make an increasingly unwieldy bloc more workable by putting in place a new voting system, which reflects countries’ population size, while reducing the number of areas where one country alone can block a proposal. It also gives more power to the directly elected European Parliament.

The rulebook the treaty replaces was out of date, created before the bloc began to expand broadly across Europe; it has taken in 12 new nations since 2004.

Some leaders, including President Nicolas Sarkozy of France, insisted there could be no significant further enlargement of the European Union without the Lisbon Treaty in effect.”

You can read more about the Treaty of Lisbon on the Europa site.

The Treaty at a glance.

B808.67 .R44 2009
Shelley Day Sclater et al., eds., Regulating Autonomy: Sex, Reproduction and Family (Oxford: Hart, 2009).

K898 .H95 2009 (LC)
Richard Hyland, Gifts A Study in Comparative Law (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2009).

K1005 .O96 2009 (LC)
Daniel Bethlehem et al., eds.,The Oxford Handbook of International Trade Law (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2009).

K1401 .G533 2009 (LC)
Johanna Gibson, Intellectual Property, Medicine and Health: Current Debates (Farnham: Ashgate, 2009).

K3280 .C68 2009 (LC)
Anne-Marie Mooney Cotter, Heaven Forbid: An International Legal Analysis of Religious Discrimination (Farnham: Ashgate, 2009).

K5015 .C46 2008 (LC)
Chŏng Chin-yŏn, Sin I-chʻŏl, Hyongpop ch’ongron
형법총론 / 정진연, 신이철
(Sŏul: Sungsil Taehakkyo Chʻulpʻanbu, 2008).
(서울 : 숭실 대학교 출판부, 2008).

K5032 .C75 2009 (LC)
Translated and Annotated by Anthony Musson with Edward Powell, Crime, Law and Society in the Later Middle Ages: Selected Sources (Manchester: Manchester University Press, 2009).

K5165 .I58 2008 (LC)
M. Cherif Bassiouni, ed., International Criminal Law, 3d ed. (Leiden: Martinus Nijhoff Publishers, 2008).

K5256 .S26 2009 (LC)
Arvinder Sambei, Anton du Plessis & Martin Polaine, Counter-Terrorism Law and Practice: An International Handbook (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2009).

K5301 .R38 2009 (LC)
Steven R. Ratner, Jason S. Abrams & James L. Bischoff, Accountability for Human Rights Atrocities in International Law: Beyond the Nuremberg Legacy, 3d ed. (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2009).

KD612 .B76 2008 (LC)
Christopher W. Brooks, Law, Politics and Society in Early Modern England (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2008).

KD1949 .H36 2009 (LC)
Vivienne Harpwood, Modern Tort Law, 7th ed. (London: Routledge-Cavendish, 2009).

KE450.C65 M47 2009 (LC)
Peter J. Merrick, The Trusted Advisor’s Survival Kit (Markham: LexisNexis, 2009).

KE4454.A6 B444 (LC)
Mario Bellissimo & Louie R. Genova, Immigration Criminality and Inadmissibility (Toronto: Carswell, 2009- ).

KEA564 .E53 2008 (LC)
Alberta Law Reform Institute, Enforcement of Judgments (Edmonton: Alberta Law Reform Institute, 2008).
Online access: http://prejury.law.ualberta.ca/alri/docs/FR94.pdf

KJE6063 .E96 2009 (LC)
Simon Gardiner, Richard Parrish & Robert C.R. Siekman, eds., EU, Sport, Law and Policy: Regulation, Re-regulation and Representation (The Hague: T.M.C. Asser Press, 2009).

KNP207 .Y82 2009 (LC)
Peter Kien-hong Yu, The Second Long March: Struggling Against the Chinese Communists Under the Republic of China (Taiwan) Constitution (New York: Continuum, 2009).

KNQ120 .G8 2009 (LC)
Sharron Gu, Law and Politics in Modern China: Under the Law, the Law, and Above the Law (Amhesrt: Cambria Press, 2009.

KPA500 .P325 2008 (LC)
Paek Sŭng-hŭm & Kim Chin-chʻŏl kongpʻyŏnjŏ, Sapŏp (sapŏp) ŭi ihae I : minpŏp chʻongchʻik kwa kiŏppŏp ŭl chungsim ŭro
사법(私法)의 이해 I : 민법 총칙 과 기업법 을 중심 으로 / 백 승흠, 김 진철 공편저.
(Sŏul: Pʻurŭn Sesang, 2008).
(서울 : 푸른 세상, 2007- ).

KPA500 .N55 2007 (LC)
No Chong-chʻŏn, Minpŏp chʻongchʻik
민법 총칙 / 노종천.
(Kyŏnggi-di Pʻaju-si: Pŏmmunsa , 2007.
경기도 파주시 : 法文社, 2007.

KPA810 .K557 2006 (LC)
Kim Chŭng-han chŏ ; Kim Hak-tong chŭngbo, Chʻaekwŏn kangnon
債權 各論 / 金曽漢 著 ; 金學東 增補
(Sŏul Tʻŭkpyŏlsi: Pagyŏngsa, 2006).
(서울 特別市 : 博英社, 2006).

KPA920 .Y46 2008 (LC)
Yi Chʻŏl-song chŏ, Sangpŏp kangŭi
商法 講義 / 李 哲松 著.
(Sŏul Tʻŭkpyŏlsi: Pagyŏngsa, 2008).
(서울 特別市 : 博英社, 2008).

KPA938 .Y8 2008 (LC)
Yu Chung-wŏn chŏ, Ŏŭm supʻyopŏp : ŏŭm supʻyo ŭi pŏmni wa sosong silmu
어음 手票法 : 어음 手票의 法理와 訴訟實務 / 柳重遠 著
(Sŏul Tʻŭkpyŏlsi: Pŏmnyul Munhwawŏn, 2008).
(서울톡별시 : 법률문화원, 2008).

KPA640 .Y4 2008 (LC)
[chiŭni Yi Chʻan-sŏk], Mulkwŏnpŏp: iron kwa pʻallye
물권법 : 이론과 판례 / [지은이 이찬석]
(Sŏul: Libuksŭ, 2008).
(서울 : 리북스, 2008).

KPA640 .Y5 2008 (LC)
Yi Myŏng-u chŏ, Minpŏp kangui 1: minpŏp chʻongchik, mulkwŏnpŏp
민법강의 1 : 민법총칙, 물권법 / 이명우 저.
(Sŏul-si: Hyŏngsŏl Chʻulpʻansa, 2008).
(서울시 : 형설출판사, 2008).

KPA1264 2008a (LC)
Korea (South), Nodongbu, Labor Laws of Korea ([Seoul]: Ministry of Labor, Republic of Korea, 2008).
Online access: Connect to the full text of the law translations in this book on the Internet

KPA2516 .P35 2008 (LC)
Pak Yŏung-do chŏ, Ippŏphak immun
입법학 입문 / 박 영도 저.
(Sŏul Tʻŭkpyŏlsi: Hanʼguk Pŏpche Yŏnʼguwŏn, 2008).

KPA3500 .H36 2007 (LC)
pʻyŏnchip taepʻyo Han Wi-su, Ŏllon kwanʼgye sosong
언론관계소송 / 편집대표 한위수.
(Sŏul-si: Hanʼguk Sabŏp Haengjŏng Hakhoe, 2007).
(서울시 : 한국사법행정학회, 2007).

KPA3800 .K564 2009 (LC)
Kim Sŏng-don chiŭm, Hyŏngpŏp chʻongnon = criminal law
형법총론= criminal law / 김성돈지음.
(Sŏul-si: Sŏnggyunʼgwan Taehakkyo Chʻulpʻanbu, 2009).
(서울시 : 성균관대학교출판부, 2009).

KPA4610 .Y55 2008 (LC)
Yi Ki-ok pʻyŏnjŏ & Kim Chae-dŏk kamsu, Kaejŏngpʻan hyŏngsa sosongpŏp silmu
개정판 형사소송법실무 / 이기옥 편저 ; 김재덕 감수.
(Sŏul: Pŏmmun Buks, 2008).
(서울 : 법문북스, 2008).

KPA916.7 .C45 2007 (LC)
Chŏng Chʻan-hyŏng, Pʻallye sangpŏp
判例 商法 / 鄭 燦亨
(Sŏul Tʻŭkpyŏlsi: Pagyŏngsa, 2007- ).
(서울 特別市 : 博英社, 2007- ).

KZA1146.U6 R63 1996
J. Ashley Roach & Robert W. Smith, United States Responses to Excessive Maritime Claims, 2d ed. (The Hague: M. Nijhoff Publishers, 1996).

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