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The new edition of this work provides a succinct overview of Canadian tort law, incorporating the latest developments in an easy-to-understand format. It takes you step-by-step through the basic principles and issues in the law of torts in Canada. The authors clearly explain how the various tort law concepts apply in practice, specifically addressing such issues as • levels of guilt mentality • intentional torts • defences to intentional torts • business torts • negligence • proof of negligence • defences to negligence and limitations on the defendant's liability • special categories of negligence • determining duty of care • strict liability • vicarious liability • public authority liability • damages in tort • analysis of causation. Canadian Tort Law in a Nutshell is a well-organized and straightforward primer to the area, canvassing every aspect of tort law and practice. The authors highlight the leading decisions in the area, making the work an ideal starting point for students and professionals.