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Canada and Colonialism

An Unfinished History

UBC Press, Purich Books

Canada and Colonialism presents the history Canadians must reckon with before decolonization is possible, from the nation’s establishment as a settler colony to the discriminatory legacies still at work in our institutions and culture.

  • Copyright year: 2024
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Canada’s Surprising Constitution

Unexpected Interpretations of the Constitution Act, 1982

UBC Press

Canada’s Surprising Constitution asks why the Constitution Act, 1982, keeps generating unexpected interpretations and outcomes.

  • Copyright year: 2024
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Constraining the Court

Judicial Power and Policy Implementation in the Charter Era

UBC Press

Constraining the Court considers what happens when a statute involving a significant public policy issue is declared unconstitutional – and government disagrees.

  • Copyright year: 2024
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Suing for Silence

Sexual Violence and Defamation Law

UBC Press

Suing for Silence exposes the phenomenon of lawsuits whose purpose is to silence those who disclose sexual violence, revealing the gendered underpinnings of Canadian defamation law and its chilling effect on public discourse including formal reports of sexual violence.

  • Copyright year: 2024
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Judging Sex Work

Bedford and the Attenuation of Rights

UBC Press

Judging Sex Work argues that a decision widely considered to be a victory for social justice weakened sex workers’ rights far more than it strengthened them.

  • Copyright year: 2024
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Refugees Are (Not) Welcome Here

The Paradox of Protection in Canada

UBC Press

Refugees Are (Not) Welcome Here details the paradox of the simultaneous expansion and restriction of access to refugee rights in Canada.

  • Copyright year: 2023
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Sexual Assault in Canadian Sport

UBC Press

Is sexual assault tolerated in Canadian sport? After reaching the provocative conclusion that sexual assaults are not only accepted but normalized and even promoted, Sexual Assault in Canadian Sport offers constructive strategies to make sport safer.

  • Copyright year: 2023
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The Notorious Georges

Crime and Community in British Columbia's Northern Interior, 1905–25

UBC Press

The Notorious Georges is an engaging exploration of the alchemy of community identity and reputation in Prince George, BC, once branded Canada’s most-dangerous city.

  • Copyright year: 2023
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The Challenges of a Secular Quebec

Bill 21 in Perspective

Edited by Lucia Ferretti and François Rocher; Translated by George Tombs
UBC Press

The Challenges of a Secular Quebec opens up the debates that gave rise to a controversial law on state religious neutrality, taking an open-minded look at how secularism is understood and how it has imposed itself in the Quebec social space.

  • Copyright year: 2023
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A Culture of Justification

Vavilov and the Future of Administrative Law

UBC Press

A Culture of Justification examines how a groundbreaking case involving undercover spies and a man’s fight for citizenship helped the Supreme Court of Canada forge a consensus on the future of one of the most important areas in Canadian law.

  • Copyright year: 2023
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Protecting the Coast and Ocean

A Guide to Marine Conservation Law in British Columbia

UBC Press

Protecting the Coast and Ocean, the first comprehensive guide to marine protection law in British Columbia, analyzes and compares the legal tools available to reverse ocean decline.

  • Copyright year: 2023
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Dispatches from Disabled Country

UBC Press

Dispatches from Disabled Country is a nuanced and unmistakably poetic introduction to the rich landscape of disability activism and culture from one of Canada’s most recognized voices, Catherine Frazee.

  • Copyright year: 2023
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Sex, Sexuality, and the Constitution

Enshrining the Right to Sexual Autonomy in Japan

UBC Press

Sex, Sexuality, and the Constitution persuasively demonstrates the need to entrench protections for individual sexual autonomy within constitutional law.

  • Copyright year: 2023
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Witness to the Human Rights Tribunals

How the System Fails Indigenous Peoples

UBC Press

Witness to the Human Rights Tribunals offers a behind-the-scenes account of the difficulties facing Indigenous people in human rights tribunals, and the struggles of experts to keep their own testimony from being undermined.

  • Copyright year: 2023
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Family Law in Action

Divorce and Inequality in Quebec and France

UBC Press

Family Law in Action examines the inequalities produced by divorce and separation in France and Quebec.

  • Copyright year: 2023
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Global Health Security in China, Japan, and India

Assessing Sustainable Development Goals

UBC Press

Global Health Security in China, Japan, and India uses the targets set by the UN Sustainable Development Goals to conduct an impressively thorough assessment of coordinated health care in three major Asian countries.

  • Copyright year: 2022
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Constitutional Crossroads

Reflections on Charter Rights, Reconciliation, and Change

UBC Press

Four decades after the adoption of the Constitution Act, 1982, Constitutional Crossroads assesses its legacy, focusing on the themes of rights, reconciliation, and constitutional change.

  • Copyright year: 2022
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Reckoning with Racism

Police, Judges, and the RDS Case

UBC Press

Reckoning with Racism is a riveting account of Canada’s most momentous race case, which drew in the country’s first Black female judge and spotlighted racist police practices.

  • Copyright year: 2022
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Power Played

A Critical Criminology of Sport

UBC Press

Power Played represents a distinctly critical criminology of sport, blowing the whistle on the harm, violence, and exploitation embedded in contemporary sport and sporting cultures.

  • Copyright year: 2022
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House Rules

Changing Families, Evolving Norms, and the Role of the Law

UBC Press

House Rules takes a hard look at the law and norms governing family life, compelling readers to rethink entrenched inequalities in familial relationships and proposing ways to approach legislative solutions.

  • Copyright year: 2022
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