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Weather Disasters and the Law: Examining the Need for Change in Canada

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dc.contributor.author Joseph, Matthew
dc.date.accessioned 2014-09-18T20:05:58Z
dc.date.available 2014-09-18T20:05:58Z
dc.date.copyright 2014 en_US
dc.date.issued 2014-09-18
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/1828/5690
dc.description.abstract Canada is one of the wealthiest and most technologically advanced countries in the world. Yet, it fails to maintain an effective and comprehensive system for responding to weather-related hazards. The adverse socio-economic impacts of extreme weather are sufficiently serious to make climate change a threat to humanity. Weather events have lingering effects on peoples’ financial stability, particularly in low-income households. The goal of this thesis is to illuminate the nature of the legal, economic and social challenges posed by extreme weather. Thus, I present a comprehensive study of the Canadian institutional responses to these disasters. en_US
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.rights.uri http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/2.5/ca/ *
dc.subject extreme weather en_US
dc.subject climate change en_US
dc.subject torts en_US
dc.title Weather Disasters and the Law: Examining the Need for Change in Canada en_US
dc.type Thesis en_US
dc.contributor.supervisor M'Gonigle, Michael
dc.contributor.supervisor Adjin-Tettey, Elizabeth Ammah
dc.degree.department Faculty of Law en_US
dc.degree.level Master of Laws LL.M en_US
dc.rights.temp Available to the World Wide Web en_US
dc.description.scholarlevel Graduate en_US


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