Brian Dickson : A Judge's Journey / Robert Sharpe, Kent Roach.

When Brian Dickson was appointed in 1973, the Supreme Court of Canada was preoccupied with run-of-the-mill disputes. By the time he retired as Chief Justice of Canada in 1990, the Court had become a major national institution, very much in the public eye. The Court's decisions, reforming large...

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Online Access: Full Text (via De Gruyter)
Main Authors: Sharpe, Robert (Author), Roach, Kent (Author)
Format: Electronic eBook
Language:English
Published: Toronto : University of Toronto Press, [2018]
Series:Osgoode Society for Canadian Legal History
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Table of Contents:
  • Frontmatter
  • Contents
  • Foreword
  • Preface
  • Part One: Introduction
  • 1. A Judge's Journey
  • Part Two: Life before the Bench, 1916-1963
  • 2. Prairie Upbringing
  • 3. Off to War
  • 4. Law and Business; Family and Community
  • Part Three: A Judge in Manitoba, 1963-1973
  • 5. Queen's Bench
  • 6. Court of Appeal
  • Part Four: The Supreme Court, 1973-1984
  • 7. Starting Slowly
  • 8. Gaining Ground
  • 9. Compassion and Equity
  • 10. Write and Rewrite
  • 11. Fault and Free Will
  • 12. Balanced Federalism
  • 13. Patriation of the Constitution
  • Part Five: Chief Justice and the Charter, 1984-1990
  • 14. Chief Justice
  • 15. Building the Foundations
  • 16. Continuity and Change
  • 17. Cracks in the Foundations
  • 18. Feeling the Strain
  • 19. Equality Rights
  • 20. Language Rights and National Unity
  • 21. The Honour of the Crown
  • Part Six: Retirement, 1990-1998
  • 22. Dickson of Canada
  • Notes
  • Illustration Credits
  • Index