216 Search Results for: Asian-Canadian Lawyers & Judges


  • John D. Honsberger

    Mr. Honsberger combines the practice of law, which is focused on bankruptcy and insolvency law, with writing in different areas of law, including its history and the legal profession. He was the founding and only editor of the Law Society of Upper Canada Gazette. In 1985 he was a first recipient of the Law Society… Read more »

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  • The Heiress versus the Establishment: Mrs. Campbell’s Campaign for Legal Justice

    by Constance Backhouse, Professor of Law, University of Ottawa, and Madam Justice Nancy Backhouse, Superior Court of Justice, Ontario. Published with University of British Columbia Press, 2004. In 1940 Elizabeth Campbell published a remarkable book Where Angels Fear to Tread telling the story of her determined battle against much of Ontario’s legal establishment as she endeavoured… Read more »

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  • A Thirty Years War: The Failed Public/Private Partnership that Spurred the Creation of the Toronto Transit Commission, 1891-1921

    by Ian Kyer, Independent Historian. Published by Irwin Law. The thirty year franchise granted by the City of Toronto to the privately owned Toronto Railway Company in 1891 brought the City a modern electric streetcar system.  But the city and its private sector transit provider never learned to work together.   Their relationship was marred… Read more »

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  • The Class Actions Controversy: The Origins and Development of the Ontario Class Proceedings Act

    By Suzanne Chiodo. Published by Irwin Law. This book is a historical study of class actions in Ontario, from the origins of representative proceedings in equity, to the rise of modern-day class actions around the world (particularly in the US and Québec), to the debate and passage of class proceedings legislation in Ontario. This is… Read more »

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  • Equality Deferred: Sex Discrimination and British Columbia’s Human Rights State, 1953-84

    by Dominique Clément,  Professor of Sociology, University of Alberta, published by the University of British Columbia Press. 2014. One of the most profound changes to our law in the second half of the twentieth century was what is often termed the ‘rights revolution’. The same period also saw the rise of a plethora of administrative… Read more »

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  • The Alberta Supreme Court at 100: History and Authority

    edited by Jonathan Swainger, Department of History, University of Northern British Columbia. Published with the University of Alberta Press, 2007. The centenary of the Supreme Court of Alberta provides an excellent occasion for reflection on its history, and we are grateful to this volume’s editor, Jon Swainger, for putting together this collection. The first two… Read more »