Judging Bertha Wilson : Law as Large as Life.

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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Online Access: Full Text (via ProQuest)
Main Author: Anderson, Ellen
Other Authors: Staff, Osgoode Society for Canadian Legal History
Format: eBook
Language:English
Published: Toronto : University of Toronto Press, 2002.
Edition:2nd ed.
Series:Osgoode Society for Canadian Legal History.
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Table of Contents:
  • 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
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