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Constitutionalizing Criminal Law

UBC Press

Constitutionalizing Criminal Law explains why the Supreme Court of Canada’s jurisprudence considering the constitutionality of criminal laws fails to strike a principled balance between the need to increase the coherency of the criminal law while maintaining the legitimacy of judicial review.

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Religious Diversity in Canadian Public Schools

Rethinking the Role of Law

UBC Press

This comprehensive analysis of the legally complex relationship between religion and public schools will compel readers to reconsider the role of law in education.

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Constitutional Pariah

Reference re Senate Reform and the Future of Parliament

UBC Press

Constitutional Pariah is the first comprehensive account of the Senate in the aftermath of the landmark Supreme Court decision that resulted in one of the most significant reforms to Parliament in Canadian history.

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Privacy in Peril

Hunter v Southam and the Drift from Reasonable Search Protections

UBC Press

This book, the second in the Landmark Cases in Canadian Law series, argues that in subsequent, post-Hunter v Southam decisions, the Supreme Court of Canada has strayed from the principles set out in that case, which were intended to protect the privacy of citizens from encroaching state power.

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Health Care and the Charter

Legal Mobilization and Policy Change in Canada

UBC Press

An engaging study of the clash between two iconic Canadian policy instruments – universal, single-payer health care and the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms – and the effects on politics and policy.

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Unions in Court

Organized Labour and the Charter of Rights and Freedoms

UBC Press

This book demonstrates how and why labour’s long-standing distrust of the legal system has given way to a Charter-based legal strategy designed to protect workers’ rights and freedoms.

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Uncertain Accommodation

Aboriginal Identity and Group Rights in the Supreme Court of Canada

UBC Press

A bold analysis of what happened when Canada attempted to extend group rights to Aboriginal people in the early 1980s and why it went wrong.

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Patriation and Its Consequences

Constitution Making in Canada

UBC Press

Patriation and Its Consequences examines the political events and struggles that resulted in the 1981 agreement to patriate the Canadian constitution and sheds light on the political consequences of this key moment in Canadian history.

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The Strategic Constitution

Understanding Canadian Power in the World

UBC Press

Bridging the solitudes of constitutional law and international relations, this book offers a brand new interpretation of Canada’s Constitution.

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Recognition versus Self-Determination

Dilemmas of Emancipatory Politics

UBC Press

This book re-evaluates the role of recognition in analyzing relations between groups in plural societies, the position of indigenous peoples in settler societies, and the principle of the self-determination of peoples.

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Governing from the Bench

The Supreme Court of Canada and the Judicial Role

UBC Press

Governing from the Bench is a comprehensive and illuminating examination of the Supreme Court of Canada that draws on in-depth interviews to reveal the inner workings of this often-misunderstood institution at the heart of Canada’s justice system.

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Aboriginal Justice and the Charter

Realizing a Culturally Sensitive Interpretation of Legal Rights

UBC Press

This book explores the tension between Aboriginal justice methods and the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms, while searching for practical ways to implement Aboriginal justice.

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The Right to a Healthy Environment

Revitalizing Canada's Constitution

UBC Press

Renowned environmental lawyer David R. Boyd argues that Canada must constitutionalize environmental rights and responsibilities if it hopes to improve its environmental record.

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The Environmental Rights Revolution

A Global Study of Constitutions, Human Rights, and the Environment

UBC Press

David Boyd shows that recognition of the right to a healthy environment is not only growing, it is having a profound influence on public policy and environmental protection.

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Principles of Tsawalk

An Indigenous Approach to Global Crisis

UBC Press

Hereditary chief Umeek weaves together Nuu-chah-nulth and Western worldviews to revitalize contemporary approaches to the environment and the plight of indigenous peoples.

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The Perils of Identity

Group Rights and the Politics of Intragroup Difference

UBC Press

Caroline Dick asks how group identity claims, especially in the courts, obscure significant intragroup differences.

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Storied Communities

Narratives of Contact and Arrival in Constituting Political Community

UBC Press

An exploration of the role of storytelling in community and nation building that disrupts the assumption in many works that indigenous and immigrant identities fall into two separate streams of analysis.

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Between Consenting Peoples

Political Community and the Meaning of Consent

UBC Press

This book examines how consent might be understood as the foundation of legal and political community, especially in relations between indigenous and nonindigenous peoples.

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Constitutional Politics in Canada after the Charter

Liberalism, Communitarianism, and Systemism

UBC Press

The first systematic analysis of general theories about Canada’s post-Charter constitutional evolution.

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Contested Constitutionalism

Reflections on the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms

UBC Press

Contested Constitutionalism is a critique of Canadian democracy, judicial power, and the place of Quebec and Aboriginal peoples within the federation, all of which have been altered by the Charter’s introduction in 1982.

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