Law 211 - Real Property

Supplementary Materials

Reference Books

Legal Dictionary of Property in Canada

British Columbia Legislation

Court Order Enforcement Act
Escheat Act
Expropriation Act
Human Rights Code
Land Act
Land Ordinance, 1866
Land Title Act
Land Title (Transfer Forms) Regulation
Form A
Land Transfer Form Act
Law and Equity Act
s. 59
Limitation Act
Mineral Tenure Act
Offence Act
Property Law Act
s. 15
Safe Streets Act

Trespass Act
Water Act
Water Protection Act
Wills Act

Canadian Legislation

Bill of Rights
Assisted Human Reproduction Act,
ss. 5-7

Constitutional Documents

Magna Carta, 1215
Royal Proclamation, 1763
Constitution Act, 1867
British Columbia Terms of Union
Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms
United States Constitution, 5th Amendment


North American Free Trade Agreement (Chapter 11)
Douglas Treaties (Vancouver Island) Map


Nisga'a Laws
Nisga'a Landholding Transition Act

Canadian Cases

Calder v. Attorney General British Columbia (1974), (S.C.C.)
Canadian Commercial Bank v. Island Realty Investments (1988), (BCCA)
C.P.R. v. Vancouver (City) (2005), (S.C.C.)
Credit Foncier v. Bennett (1963) (B.C.C.A.)
Feinstein v. Ashford (2005), (B.C.S.C.)
Gill v. Bucholtz, 2009 BCCA 137
Haida Nation v. British Columbia (Minister of Forests) (2004), (S.C.C.)
Harrison v. Carswell (1975) (S.C.C.)
Harvard College v. Canada (2002), (S.C.C.)
Monsanto Canada Inc. v. Schmeiser (2003), (S.C.C.)
Noble and Wolf v. Alley (1950), (S.C.C.)
Re. Canadian Pacific Railway (2002), (B.C.S.C.)
Re Drummond Wren (1945) (Ont. H.C.)
Robb v. Robb (1993), (B.C.S.C.)
Szabo v. Janeil (2006 BCSC 502)
Skeetchestn Indian Band v. British Columbia (2000), (B.C.C.A.)
University of Victoria v. British Columbia (A.G.) (2000), (B.C.S.C.)
Vancouver City Savings Credit Union v. Hu (2005), (B.C.S.C.)
Victoria (City) v. Adams 2008 BCSC 1363 (edited version)

English Cases

In Re Ellenborough Park

U.S. Cases

Suzette Kelo v. City of New London, Connecticut (2005), (U.S.S.C.)


U.S. Patent No. 4,438,032 - Mo Cell Line
Canadian Patent No. 1313830 - Glyphosate-Resistant Plants

Contract of Purchase and Sale
Title Search 1 and Title Search 2
Crown Grant
Form A


Canada, 1870
Treaty 3
First Nations of British Columbia


"The Human Egg Trade: How Canada's fertility laws are failing donors, doctors, and parents," by Alison Motluk, The Walrus (April 2010).

"In Tsawwassen, a Cow for the Killing", by Charles Cambell, (April 27, 2007)

"War Brewing Over Mining Rights in B.C.", by Knedyl Salcito, (June 19, 2006)

CBC Radio, The Current - "Baby Business" (March 23rd, 2006)

"Company Grabs Mining Rights", by Monte Paulson, (April 25, 2005)

CBC Radio, The Current - "Private Property on Indian Reserves" (Nov. 24th, 2005)

CNN - Connie Chung interviews Popov and Hayashi following the decision in Popov v. Hayashi (Nov. 18th, 2002)

Poems & Paintings

Carl Sandberg, "Get Off This Estate" from The People, Yes
Robert Frost, "Mending Wall"
Percy Bysshe Shelley, "Ozymandias"
Sidney Nolan, "Hare in Trap"
Claude Theberge