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A History of Canadian Legal Thought: Collected Essays by R.C.B. Risk,George Blain Baker,J. Phillips

By R.C.B. Risk,George Blain Baker,J. Phillips

This quantity within the Osgoode Society's extraordinary sequence at the heritage of Canadian legislation is a suite of the imperative essays of Professor Emeritus R.C.B. possibility, one of many pioneers of Canadian criminal heritage and for a few years considered as its premier authority at the background of Canadian felony thought.

Frank Scott, Bora Laskin, W.P.M. Kennedy, John Willis and Edward Blake are one of the greater recognized figures whose considering and writing approximately legislations are featured during this assortment. yet this compilation of crucial essays by way of a pioneer in Canadian criminal background brings to mild many different lesser identified figures in addition, whose writings coated a variety of issues, from estoppel to the British North the US Act to the aim of felony schooling. Written over greater than twenty years, and overlaying the speedy post-Confederation interval to the Nineteen Sixties, those essays show a particular Canadian culture of considering the character and services of legislation, one that danger essentially takes delight in and urges us to celebrate.

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