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Author Anderson, Ellen
Title Judging Bertha Wilson : Law as Large as Life
Imprint Toronto : University of Toronto Press, 2002
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Edition 2nd ed
Descript 1 online resource (531 pages)
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Series Osgoode Society for Canadian Legal History
Osgoode Society for Canadian Legal History
Note Cover -- CONTENTS -- FOREWORD: The Osgoode Society for Canadian Legal History -- FOREWORD: Bertha Wilson -- PREFACE -- ACKNOWLEDGMENTS -- PART ONE: The Preparatory Years: Life before the Bench -- 1 Growing Up: Daughter, Sister, and Student -- Family Life -- Church and School -- University Studies: War and Romance -- 2 The Clergyman's Wife -- Macduff: An Education for Living -- Conscience and Compromise -- On the Boundary: Immigration to Canada -- Ottawa on Her Own -- 3 Diligence at Dalhousie -- Sopping It Up: The Law Student as Sponge -- Classroom and Curriculum -- Social Life and Study Group -- Graduation and Articles -- 4 The Osler Innovations -- Establishing a Research Practice -- From Family Firm to Corporate Culture -- Developing Philanthropy: A Conservative Socialist at Work -- Courtroom Strategy: Texas Gulf Sulphur -- The Conscience of the Firm -- Public Commitments, Private Life -- PART TWO: On the Bench: The Ontario Court of Appeal and the Supreme Court of Canada -- 5 The Ontario Court of Appeal -- Appointment to the Court of Appeal -- On-the-Job Training: Making a Place -- Criminal Law: A Provocative Dissent -- Commercial Law: Consistency and Contextuality -- All in the Family -- The Human Rights Cases -- The Supreme Sacrifice -- 6 A Canadian Philosophy of Judicial Analysis -- Origins and Sources: The Personal and the Public -- Principled Contextuality -- The Charter: Principled Contextuality, National Feeling -- 7 The Supreme Court of Canada -- Inside the Court -- 8 Diversity at the Margins -- Multiculturalism: Theories of Human Rights -- Adverse Effects and Undue Hardship -- Immigration: Liberty and Security of the Person -- Freedom of Religion -- Wrongful Dismissal -- Equality, Citizenship, and Analogous Grounds -- Mandatory Retirement -- Minority Language Rights -- Aboriginal Law Developments
9 Beyond Family Law: Justice for Women and Children -- Concepts of the Family -- Spousal Support Revisited -- The Best Interests of the Child -- Violence against Women and Children -- Prostitution and Freedom of Expression -- Abortion, Privacy, and the Ambivalence of Choice -- 10 Getting Down to Business: Law and Economics in the Marketplace -- The Context of Business -- Leave to Appeal -- Tort, Contract, and Trust Law -- A 'Taking' of Property: Constructive Trust -- Taxing Business Decisions -- Business Entities, Corporate Control, and Legal Subjects -- Labouring over Labour Relations -- Guaranteed Rights for Corporations -- Ethics and Economics: Wilson's Business Context -- 11 Contextual Proceduralism -- Judicial Activism, Judicial Obligation -- Procedural Convergences, Substantive Effects -- Intervention and Extrinsic Evidence -- Old Dogs, New Tricks -- The Administrative Law Paradox -- International Law: Sovereignty, Reciprocity, and Comity -- 12 Outside the Court -- Multiple Dimensions: The Extra-Judicial Duties -- Time to Move On -- PART THREE: Life after Judging -- 13 The Gender Equality Study -- Finding the Funding: Costly Consultations -- Billable Hour Quotas and the Duty to Accommodate -- Women in the Judiciary -- 14 The Royal Commission on Aboriginal Peoples -- Getting under Way: Mandate and Methodology -- Hearing Stories, Seeking Solutions -- Staffing the Commission: The Interim Reports -- Writing the Final Report -- Response to the Report -- 15 Portrait of a Judge -- ADJUNCT INTERVIEWS -- ARCHIVAL RESOURCES -- NOTES -- SELECT BIBLIOGRAPHY -- INDEX -- A -- B -- C -- D -- E -- F -- G -- H -- I -- J -- K -- L -- M -- N -- O -- P -- Q -- R -- S -- T -- U -- V -- W -- Y -- Z
Supported with the warmth and generosity of Wilson's numerous personal anecdotes, this work illuminates the life and thought of a woman who has left an extraordinary mark on Canada's legal landscape
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Electronic reproduction. Ann Arbor, Michigan : ProQuest Ebook Central, 2020. Available via World Wide Web. Access may be limited to ProQuest Ebook Central affiliated libraries
Link Print version: Anderson, Ellen Judging Bertha Wilson : Law as Large as Life Toronto : University of Toronto Press,c2002 9780802085825
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Alt Author Staff, Osgoode Society for Canadian Legal History
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