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  • Osgoode Society Legal History Workshop Schedules 2011-2017

    2017 Wednesday January 11 – Dennis Molinaro, Trent University: “The Official Secret.” Wednesday January 25 – Anna Jarvis, York University: “Colonial criminal justice and the Mi’kmaq: the case of Tom Williams, Prince Edward Island, 1839”. Wednesday February 8 – Bill Wylie, Independent Scholar: “The “Majestic Equality” of the Law: Diverging Views on the Reform of… Read more »

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  • The Conventional Man: The Diaries of Ontario Chief Justice Robert A. Harrison, 1856-1878

    edited with an introduction by Peter N. Oliver, Professor of History, York University. Published with the University of Toronto Press, 2003. Between 1856 and 1878, the year of his death, Robert A. Harrison, a Toronto lawyer, often described as the outstanding common law lawyer of his generation in Canada and Chief Justice of Ontario in the… Read more »

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  • June 19, 2015 - Justice Robert J. Sharpe new president of the Osgoode Society

    At this evening’s meeting of the board of directors of the Osgoode Society for Canadian Legal History, Justice Robert J. Sharpe of the Ontario Court of Appeal was elected president of the Society. While R. Roy McMurtry, the founder and of the society and its long-serving president, has decided to step down, he will not… 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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  • Anthony Adamson (1906 – 2002)

    Anthony Patrick Cawthra Adamson was a leading expert in Ontario’s architectural heritage. He began his career as an architect, but proceeded to work as a professor at the University of Toronto (1955-1965), a town planner and a municipal reeve for the Township of Toronto (now Mississauga). He was the chief designer of Upper Canada Village… Read more »

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  • June 1, 2018 - The Osgoode Society Awards honour emerging and established scholars, promote Canadian legal history

    Toronto — The Osgoode Society for Canadian Legal History is honouring four scholars at a special ceremony on June 14, in recognition of the recent contributions they have made to furthering Canadians’ understanding of the country’s legal history. At the Osgoode Society’s Annual Meeting, the following three awards will be presented: the R. Roy McMurtry… Read more »

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  • Essays in the History of Canadian Law, Volume VIII: In Honour of R.C.B. Risk

    edited by G. Blaine Baker & Jim Phillips. Published with the University of Toronto Press, 1999. Collections of essays are usually organised around a particular theme. This book, which represents Canadian legal historians’ tribute to Professor Dick Risk, is, at first glance, something of an exception to that practice. The essays here cover subjects which range… Read more »

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  • My Life in Crime and other Academic Adventures

    by Martin Friedland, Professor Emeritus, Faculty of Law, University of Toronto. Published with the University of Toronto Press, 2007. Professor Martin Friedland has been involved in many areas of legal research and law reform in his career, and the Osgoode Society is very pleased to be able to publish his account of that involvement, especially as… Read more »

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  • Borderline Crime: Fugitive Criminals and the Challenge of the Border, 1819-1914

    By Bradley Miller, Professor of History at the University of British Columbia, published by the University of Toronto Press. This is the first comprehensive history of cross-border Canadian-American interactions in relation to fugitive criminals, escaped slaves, and refugees. Miller examines the complexity of those interactions, which involved formal legal regimes governed by treaties as well… Read more »

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  • Ruin and Redemption: The Struggle for a Canadian Bankruptcy Law, 1867-1919

    by Thomas Telfer, Faculty of Law, University of Western Ontario, published by the University of Toronto Press, 2014. Professor Telfer’s deeply researched book shows that between Confederation and 1919, when the federal parliament passed the Bankruptcy Act that remains the basis of the current law, Canadians debated insolvency law with a perhaps surprising amount of… Read more »