Under Arrest

Author: Bob Tarantino
Publisher: Dundurn
ISBN: 1550027034
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This entertaining romp spotlights the countrys past and present strange-but-true laws and legal history.

You Be the Judge

Author: H. Clark Adams
Publisher: Dundurn
ISBN: 1459700910
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H. Clark Adams let you be the judge on 60 cases that he’s already made his decisions on in the legal arena of small claims court. It’s enough to put you off wedded bliss forever, but if you did harbour strong opinions on how the case Smith v Brown a couple on the brink of matrimony, interfering relatives notwithstanding should unfold, H. Clark Adams welcomes you to the legal arena of small claims court. Here feuding former lovers, despondent homeowners, and singed shopkeepers bring their grievances against their erstwhile partners in love and business for a ruling that could end the troubled relationship and maybe even offer them material or monetary comfort. In a tone that’s distinctly light-hearted, the retired deputy judge offers readers a fictionalized sampling of the cases presented at small claims court, and the chance for them to pit their best instincts and powers of judgment against his. Part I of the book is a collection of cases from the gripping to the ridiculous, whilePart II features Adams’s decisions on the cases presented. If your view on these 60 cases differs from the learned judge, be warned: no appeal to his decision has ever been successful.

Weird Alberta Laws

Author: Lisa Wojna
Publisher:
ISBN: 9781926700076
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Since becoming a province in 1905, the Alberta government enacted many laws to match the wild spirit of the frontier. Later, the unique character of the people spawned many more. Read about some of the quirky laws Alberta has hidden in its books: * In 1914, municipal leaders in the town of Ponoka banned the building of mud huts with straw roofs because they were considered a fire hazard * In 1938, any cat in Fort Saskatchewan caught not wearing a bell was considered to be ''an enemy to the Song Birds,'' and its owner could face a fine of $10 or a week in the hoosegow * Legend has it that at one time, criminals who served their time in an Albertan prison were sent on their way with a loaded gun and a horse * The curfew instituted by the city of Red Deer puts the responsibility squarely on the parents; if a peace officer escorts your child home after hours, you can expect at least a $50 fine, or $100 for a second offence * As recently as 1968, it was illegal for residents in the town of Falher to attend horse races, horse race meetings, dog races, boxing contests or wrestling matches on Sundays * And more bizarre and just plain strange laws in Alberta...