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The Supreme Court of Canada: A History

The leading role of the Supreme Court of Canada is no longer in dispute, but there was a time when it had to struggle to establish its authority. The history of the Court began with section 101 of the Constitution Act, 1867, which allowed Parliament to establish a “General Court of Appeal for Canada”.  …if […]

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Hugo Vaillancourt
In 2015, Hugo Vaillancourt is a third year law student at the Faculty of Law, Université de Montréal and will be a clerk at the Quebec’s Court of Appeal with Justice Manon Savard.
 

Vaclav Havel and the Meaning of Tragedy in Politics and Law

Vaclav Havel, who died in Prague shortly before Christmas in 2011, was a great dissident hero and champion of civil liberties who played a vital role in opposing the Communist regime in Czechoslovakia. He became a powerful rallying voice in the peaceful overthrow of the totalitarian political system that had for so long seemed indomitable […]

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Rob Normey
Rob Normey is a lawyer who has practised in Edmonton for many years and is a long-standing member of several human rights organizations.
 

Cold War Casualties in the True North Strong and Free

I have just had the exhilarating experience of reading the new novel by Winnipeg’s Margaret Sweatman, a political thriller set in the heart of the Cold War years. I was intrigued by the title – Mr Jones – as that was indeed the name we gave to the first book club I belonged to – […]

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Rob Normey
Rob Normey is a lawyer who has practised in Edmonton for many years and is a long-standing member of several human rights organizations.
 

Indian Residential Schools: A Chronology

This chronology was compiled to convey, by historic milestones, how the Indian Residential School system came to be, how it embodied attitudes of its time, how critics were dismissed, and how, finally, the deep harm it did to many members of generations of Indian children was exposed in the course of a reconciliation process that […]

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John Edmond
John Edmond is a member of the bars of Ontario and British Columbia. He lives in Ottawa.
 

Supreme Court Reins in Social Credit

The Reference Re Alberta Statutes case of 1938 (Reference Re Alberta Statutes – The Bank Taxation Act; The Credit of Alberta Regulation Act; and the Accurate News and Information Act, [1938] SCR 100 ) has been written about elsewhere but this monumental decision of the Supreme Court continues to possess vitality and serves as an inspiration […]

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Rob Normey
Rob Normey is a lawyer who has practised in Edmonton for many years and is a long-standing member of several human rights organizations.
 


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