4 Search Results for: Public Inquiry


  • Searching for Justice: An Autobiography

    by Fred Kaufman, Quebec Court of Appeal, retired. Published with the University of Toronto Press, 2005. As one reviewer wrote, this is a ‘a tale well told of a remarkable life well lived.’ Born into a middle-class Jewish family in Vienna in the mid-twenties, Kaufman managed to leave his native city on one of the last… Read more »

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  • Essays in the History of Canadian Law, Volume II

    Edited by David H. Flaherty.  Published with the University of Toronto Press, 1983. This volume, containing nine essays, is the second of two designed to illustrate the wide possibilities for research and writing in Canadian legal history. Topics covered include: the role of the civil courts in Upper Canada; legal education; political corruption; nineteenth-century Canadian… Read more »

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  • A Passion for Justice: The Legacy of James Chalmers McRuer

    by Patrick Boyer. Published with the University of Toronto Press, 1994. Patrick Boyer’s portrait of James Chalmers McRuer (1890-1985) reveals the complexities of one of Canada’s outstanding jurists, and shows the character and personal dilemmas of the man who was arguably Canada’s greatest law reformer. McRuer’s career of more than fifty years included periods as a… Read more »

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  • Claire L’Heureux-Dubé: A Life

    By Constance Backhouse.  Published by the University of British Columbia Press. Claire L’Heureux-Dubé was the second woman appointed to the Supreme Court of Canada, in 1987, and the first from Quebec. This deeply-researched biography takes us through the judge’s origins and life in the Quebec of the 1920s to the present, and its portrait of… Read more »