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Posted by Peel Law Association on 30 June 2017

The Court and the Constitution: A 150-Year Retrospective 

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 To celebrate the 150th birthday of Canada, this week the spotlight is on the book, The Court and the Constitution: A 150-Year  Retrospective by Matthew P. Harrington, which was recently added to the PLA Library Collection.

 From the Publisher

 This unique collection of papers focuses on the role of the court in the development of three areas: Canadian Federalism, the Charter of  Rights, and Private Law.

 Insightful perspectives. Thorough and well-researched review of jurisprudential developments.  Contributions from leaders in a variety of capacities in the legal community, including academia and practitioners

Published: May 16, 2017 by LexisNexis

From the Table of Contents

The collection of papers:

Introduction by the Editor

PART I: THE STRUCTURE OF FEDERALISM
The Supreme Court and Parliament: Evolving Roles and Relationships Lorne Neudorf
The Supreme Court and the Conventions of the Constitution Leonid Sirota
From Subservient Officers of the Crown to Independent Servants of the People: The Supreme Court of Canada's Perceptions of Itself Adam Dodek
The Court and Administrative Law: Models of Rights Protection Paul Daly
L'allégorie d'une Cour suprême complice de trudeauisme: relecture des prismes de l'arrêt Ford Fréderic Bérard
Speakers, Witnesses and Blanketing: The Need to Look Beyond the Courts to Achieve Reconciliation Sarah Morales
Aboriginal Title in the Supreme Court of Canada Cherie Metcalf

PART II: THE CHARTER OF RIGHTS
"A Principle of Vital Importance": The Supreme Court of Canada's Approach to Purposeful Limits on Expression in Section 2(B) Peter Carver
The Court and Freedom of Religion Howard Kislowicz
Of Promise and Peril: The Court and Equality Rights Daphne Gilbert & Jena McGill
Fundamental Justice Mark Carter
Language Rights and the Political Compromise Doctrine Matthew P Harrington

PART III: PRIVATE LAW & COMMERCE
The Supreme Court of Canada and the Law of Tort Lewis Klar
Property Law and the Supreme Court: Of Gardens and Fields Bruce Ziff
The Supreme Court on the Relationship Between the General Law and Collective Labour Relations Regimes: 1875-2016 Finn Makela


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