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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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

Arming and Disarming

From the École Polytechnique shootings of 1989 to the political controversy surrounding the elimination of the federal long-gun registry, the issue of gun control has been a subject of fierce debate ...

Taxing Choices

By (author) Rebecca Johnson
Categories: Legal history
Series: Law and Society

In the early 1990s, lawyer Beth Symes brought an equality challenge against the Canadian Income Tax Act, arguing that her childcare costs were a business expense. The case ignited public controversy. ...

Colour-Coded

Historically Canadians have considered themselves to be more or less free of racial prejudice. Although this conception has been challenged in recent years, it has not been completely dispelled. In Colour-Coded, ...