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- DescriptionIn any account of twentieth-century Canadian law, Bora Laskin (1912-1984) looms large. Born in rthern 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 mirities, 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.
- Author BiographyPhilip Girard is a University Research Professor and a professor in the Schulich School of Law at Dalhousie University.
- Author(s)Philip Girard
- PublisherUniversity of Toronto Press
- Date of Publication10/09/2013
- SubjectLaw: General & Reference
- Place of PublicationToronto
- Country of PublicationCanada
- ImprintUniversity of Toronto Press
- Content Noteblack & white plates
- Weight940 g
- Width152 mm
- Height227 mm
- Spine34 mm
- Format DetailsTrade paperback (US)
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