Brian Dickson

Brian Dickson
Author: Robert J. Sharpe,Kent Roach,Osgoode Society for Canadian Legal History
Release: 2003-01-01
Editor: University of Toronto Press
Pages: 576
ISBN: 0802089526
Language: en
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Engaging and incisive, Brian Dickson: A Judge's Journey traces Dickson's life from a Depression-era boyhood in Saskatchewan, to the battlefields of Normandy, the boardrooms of corporate Canada and high judicial office, and provides an inside look at the work of the Supreme Court during its most crucial period.

An Address by the Right Honourable Brian Dickson P C Supreme Court of Canada for the Opening of the Cambridge Lectures

An Address by the Right Honourable Brian Dickson  P C  Supreme Court of Canada for the Opening of the Cambridge Lectures
Author: R. G. Brian Dickson
Release: 1985
Editor: Unknown
Pages: 36
ISBN: OCLC:1097396807
Language: en
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A Tribute to the Right Honourable Brian Dickson PC

A Tribute to the Right Honourable Brian Dickson  PC
Author: Robert J. Sharpe
Release: 1991
Editor: Unknown
Pages: 3
ISBN: OCLC:849348127
Language: en
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Speeches Delivered by the Right Honorable Brian Dickson

Speeches Delivered by the Right Honorable Brian Dickson
Author: R. G. Brian Dickson
Release: 1993
Editor: Unknown
Pages: 329
ISBN: OCLC:1015768003
Language: en
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Brian Dickson at the Supreme Court of Canada 1973 1990

Brian Dickson at the Supreme Court of Canada  1973 1990
Author: DeLloyd J. Guth,University of Manitoba. Canadian Legal History Project,Supreme Court of Canada Historical Society
Release: 1998
Editor: Published for the Supreme Court of Canada Historical Society by the Canadian Legal History Project, Faculty of Law, University of Manitoba = Publié pour la Société historique de la Cour suprême du Canada par le Canadian Legal History Project,Faculty of Law, University of Manitoba 1998.
Pages: 357
ISBN: 0968456006
Language: en
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The Constitutional Legacy of Chief Justice Brian Dickson

The Constitutional Legacy of Chief Justice Brian Dickson
Author: Robert J. Sharpe
Release: 2000
Editor: Unknown
Pages: 219
ISBN: OCLC:57161072
Language: en
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An Address by The Right Honourable Brian Dickson Supreme Court of Canada to the Mid winter Meeting of the Canadian Bar Association Edmonton Alberta February 2 1985

An Address by The Right Honourable Brian Dickson  Supreme Court of Canada to the Mid winter Meeting of the Canadian Bar Association  Edmonton  Alberta  February 2  1985
Author: R. G. Brian Dickson,Canadian Bar Association
Release: 1985
Editor: Unknown
Pages: 34
ISBN: OCLC:184851549
Language: en
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Good Judgment

Good Judgment
Author: Robert J. Sharpe
Release: 2018-10-11
Editor: University of Toronto Press
Pages: 352
ISBN: 9781487517007
Language: en
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Good Judgment, based upon the author's experience as a lawyer, law professor, and judge, explores the role of the judge and the art of judging. Engaging with the American, English, and Commonwealth literature on the role of the judge in the common law tradition, Good Judgment addresses the following questions: What exactly do judges do? What is properly within their role and what falls outside? How do judges approach their decision-making task? In an attempt to explain and reconcile two fundamental features of judging, namely judicial choice and judicial discipline, this book explores the nature and extent of judicial choice in the common law legal tradition and the structural features of that tradition that control and constrain that element of choice. As Sharpe explains, the law does not always provide clear answers, and judges are often left with difficult choices to make, but the power of judicial choice is disciplined and constrained and judges are not free to decide cases according to their own personal sense of justice. Although Good Judgment is accessibly written to appeal to the non-specialist reader with an interest in the judicial process, it also tackles fundamental issues about the nature of law and the role of the judge and will be of particular interest to lawyers, judges, law students, and legal academics.

Governing from the Bench

Governing from the Bench
Author: Emmett Macfarlane
Release: 2013
Editor: UBC Press
Pages: 241
ISBN: 9780774823500
Language: en
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"As Canada's final court of appeal, the Supreme Court is a crucial component of the country's legal system. Yet, for much of its almost 140-year history, the highest court in the land dwelled in relative obscurity. More than thirty years since the advent of the Charter of Rights and Freedoms, which transformed the court's function and thrust its work into the national spotlight, many of us are still in the dark about the Supreme Court's role--in part because there has been relatively little empirical investigation into how the institution works. In Governing from the Bench, Emmett Macfarlane draws on interviews with current and former justices, law clerks, and other staff members of the court to shed light on the institution's internal environment and decision-making processes. He explores the complex role of the Supreme Court as an institution; exposes the rules, conventions, and norms that shape and constrain its justices' behaviour; and situates the court in its broader governmental and societal context, as it relates to the elected branches of government, the media, and the public. At once enlightening and engaging, Governing from the Bench is a much-needed and comprehensive exploration of an institution that touches the lives of all Canadians"--Provided by publisher.

Childhood Under Siege

Childhood Under Siege
Author: Joel Bakan
Release: 2012-06-19
Editor: Simon and Schuster
Pages: 277
ISBN: 9781439121221
Language: en
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The author of The Corporation argues that disturbing corporate practices are commercializing childhood and disempowering parents and governments at predatory levels, citing the negative effects of mainstream practices while outlining concrete changes.

The Charter

The Charter
Author: Blenus Wright
Release: 1989
Editor: Unknown
Pages: 558
ISBN: OCLC:1077959675
Language: en
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Remarks by the Rt Hon Brian Dickson to The Military and Hospitallier Order of Saint Lazarus of Jerusalem June 1 1996

Remarks by the Rt  Hon  Brian Dickson  to The  Military and Hospitallier Order of Saint Lazarus of Jerusalem  June 1  1996
Author: R. G. Brian Dickson,Hospitaliers of St. Lazarus of Jerusalem
Release: 1996
Editor: Unknown
Pages: 8
ISBN: OCLC:797108754
Language: en
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The Lazier Murder

The Lazier Murder
Author: Robert J. Sharpe
Release: 2012-10-26
Editor: University of Toronto Press
Pages: 192
ISBN: 9781442693449
Language: en
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In December 1883, Peter Lazier was shot in the heart during a bungled robbery at a Prince Edward County farmhouse. Three local men, pleading innocence from start to finish, were arrested and charged with his murder. Two of them — Joseph Thomset and David Lowder — were sentenced to death by a jury of local citizens the following May. Nevertheless, appalled community members believed at least one of them to be innocent — even pleading with prime minister John A. Macdonald to spare them from the gallows. The Lazier Murder explores a community's response to a crime, as well as the realization that it may have contributed to a miscarriage of justice. Robert J. Sharpe reconstructs and contextualizes the case using archival and contemporary newspaper accounts. The Lazier Murder provides an insightful look at the changing pattern of criminal justice in nineteenth-century Canada, and the enduring problem of wrongful convictions.

Intoxerated

Intoxerated
Author: Paul Dickson
Release: 2012-11-06
Editor: Melville House
Pages: 208
ISBN: 9781612191447
Language: en
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A smart, hilarious, and lavishly illustrated guide to the most euphemised word in the English language: Drunk A record-breaking assemblage of 2,964 different ways to say "drunk." Tipsy, roasted, three sheets, whazooed and Boris Yeltsinned are just the beginning....With an introduction by the wise-guy lexicographer himself, Paul Dickson, and illustrations by renowned artist Brian Rea. Dickson, who holds the Guiness World Record for collecting the most words for being, er, not sober, not only provides a dictionary of those words, but reveals why there are so many synonyms for being "drunk," and how he came to collect more of them than anyone else. The terms are annotated, too, and lushly illustrated, explaining the twist and turns of a language that has thousands of ways to say the same thing. How, for example, does a word like "blotto" go from the lips of P.G. Wodehouse, into the writings of Edmund Wilson, before landing with Otto from The Simpson's ("My name is Otto, I like to get blotto").

The Persons Case

The Persons Case
Author: Robert J. Sharpe,Patricia I. McMahon
Release: 2017-06-22
Editor: University of Toronto Press
Pages: 272
ISBN: 9781487516932
Language: en
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On 18 October 1929, John Sankey, England's reform-minded Lord Chancellor, ruled in the Persons case that women were eligible for appointment to Canada's Senate. Initiated by Edmonton judge Emily Murphy and four other activist women, the Persons case challenged the exclusion of women from Canada's upper house and the idea that the meaning of the constitution could not change with time. The Persons Case considers the case in its political and social context and examines the lives of the key players: Emily Murphy, Nellie McClung, and the other members of the "famous five," the politicians who opposed the appointment of women, the lawyers who argued the case, and the judges who decided it. Robert J. Sharpe and Patricia I. McMahon examine the Persons case as a pivotal moment in the struggle for women's rights and as one of the most important constitutional decisions in Canadian history. Lord Sankey's decision overruled the Supreme Court of Canada's judgment that the courts could not depart from the original intent of the framers of Canada's constitution in 1867. Describing the constitution as a "living tree," the decision led to a reassessment of the nature of the constitution itself. After the Persons case, it could no longer be viewed as fixed and unalterable, but had to be treated as a document that, in the words of Sankey, was in "a continuous process of evolution." The Persons Case is a comprehensive study of this important event, examining the case itself, the ruling of the Privy Council, and the profound affect that it had on women's rights and the constitutional history of Canada.

Claire L Heureux Dub

Claire L   Heureux Dub
Author: Constance Backhouse
Release: 2017-11-06
Editor: UBC Press
Pages: 768
ISBN: 9780774836357
Language: en
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Both lionized and vilified, Claire L’Heureux-Dubé has shaped the Canadian legal landscape – and in particular its highest court. Only the second woman on the Supreme Court of Canada, L’Heureux-Dubé anchored her approach to cases in their social, economic, and political context. This compelling biography takes a similar tack, tracing the experience of a francophone woman within the male-dominated Quebec legal profession – and within the primarily anglophone world of the Supreme Court. In the process, Constance Backhouse enhances our understanding of the Canadian judiciary, the creation of law, the Quebec socio-legal environment, and the nation’s top court.

Bora Laskin

Bora Laskin
Author: Philip Girard
Release: 2015-01-15
Editor: University of Toronto Press
Pages: 690
ISBN: 9781442616882
Language: en
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In any account of twentieth-century Canadian law, Bora Laskin (1912-1984) looms large. Born in northern Ontario to Russian-Jewish immigrant parents, Laskin became a prominent human rights activist, university professor, and labour arbitrator before embarking on his 'accidental career' as a judge on the Ontario Court of Appeal (1965) and later Chief Justice of Canada (1973-1984). Throughout his professional career, he used the law to make Canada a better place for workers, racial and ethnic minorities, and the disadvantaged. As a judge, he sought to make the judiciary more responsive to modern Canadian expectations of justice and fundamental rights. In Bora Laskin: Bringing Law to Life, Philip Girard chronicles the life of a man who, at all points of his life, was a fighter for a better Canada: he fought antisemitism, corporate capital, omnipotent university boards, the Law Society of Upper Canada, and his own judicial colleagues in an effort to modernize institutions and re-shape Canadian law. Girard exploits a wealth of previously untapped archival sources to provide, in vivid detail, a critical assessment of a restless man on an important mission.