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WANTED: (IRWIN LAW) Labour and Employment Law: Cases, Materials, and Commentary (8th ed.)

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In Halifax. Looking to purchase : Labour and Employment Law: Cases, Materials, and Commentary (8th ed.)

Will happily pay shipping if out of province.

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