Landmark Cases in Canadian Law
Persons. Calder. Little Sisters. Chaoulli. Monsanto v. Schmeiser.
Since Confederation, Canada’s highest court – first the Judicial Committee of the Privy Council in England and then the Supreme Court of Canada – has issued a series of often contentious decisions that have fundamentally shaped the nation. Both cheered and jeered, these judgments have impacted every aspect of Canadian society, setting legal precedents and provoking social change. The issues in the judgments range from Aboriginal title, gender equality, and freedom of expression to Quebec secession and intellectual property.
UBC Press is proud to announce a new series – Landmark Cases in Canadian Law – which offers comprehensive, book-length examinations of Privy Council or Supreme Court of Canada decisions that have had a major impact on Canadian law, politics, and society. The inaugural book in the series, Flawed Precedent, analyzes the St. Catherine’s Milling decision of 1888, which defined the nature and character of Aboriginal title in Canadian law for almost a century and had a profound impact on the rights of Indigenous peoples in Canada.
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Landmark Cases in Canadian Bankruptcy and Insolvency Law, 1894-1937
Debt and Federalism is the first complete account of the Canadian federal bankruptcy and insolvency power, showing how four landmark cases form the bedrock of the modern bankruptcy system.
Reference re Senate Reform and the Future of Parliament
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.
Judicial Appointments, Marc Nadon, and the Supreme Court Act Reference
The Tenth Justice tells the complete story of one of the strangest sagas in Canadian legal history: the ill-fated appointment to the Supreme Court of Canada of Justice Marc Nadon.
Hunter v Southam and the Drift from Reasonable Search Protections
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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