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Cour d'appel fédérale et Cour fédérale

La Cour d’appel fédérale et la Cour fédérale sont uniques parmi les tribunaux canadiens parce qu’elles sont bilingues, bijuridiques et itinérantes, c’est-à-dire qu’elles entendent des causes ...

Daniels v. Canada

In Daniels v. Canada the Supreme Court determined that Métis and non-status Indians were “Indians” under section 91(24) of the Constitution Act, 1867, one of a number of court victories that has ...

Doodem and Council Fire

Doodem and Council Fire offers a fresh approach to Indigenous history, presenting a new interpretation grounded in a deep understanding of the nuances and distinctiveness of Anishinaabe culture and Indigenous ...

Jeannie’s Demise

By (author) Ian Radforth
Categories: Social and cultural history

August 1, 1875, Toronto: The body of a young woman is discovered in a pine box, half-buried in a ditch along Bloor Street. So begins Jeannie’s Demise, a real-life Victorian melodrama that played out ...

Canada's Legal Pasts

Canada’s Legal Pasts explores new topics in Canada’s fascinating legal history and presents practical approaches to historical scholarship on the workings of law and legality. Drawing on real-world ...

Florence Kinrade

By (author) Frank Jones
Categories: Legal history
Series: True Cases Series

This is a thrilling 1909 true crime story! Florence Kinrade, dutiful daughter of a wealthy, upper-crust Canadian family, lives a secret double life as a vaudeville showgirl in Virginia, USA. Then sister ...

Two Firsts

Bertha Wilson and Claire L’Heureux-Dubé were the first women judges on the Supreme Court of Canada. Their 1980s judicial appointments delighted feminists and shocked the legal establishment. Polar ...

Surrogacy in Canada

This book brings together a range of critical perspectives on the governance of surrogacy in Canada. The chapters offer insight into how to address the challenges of regulating surrogacy (in Canada and ...

The Challenge of Children's Rights for Canada, 2nd edition

More than a quarter of a century has passed since Canada promised to recognize and respect the rights of children under the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child. Ratification of the Convention ...

Destroying the Caroline

By (author) Craig Forcese
Categories: Legal history

In the middle of night on 29 December 1837, Canadian militia commanded by a Royal Navy officer crossed the Niagara River to the United States and sank the Caroline, a steamboat being used by insurgents ...