Bora Laskin: Bringing Law to Life

Bora Laskin Bringing Law to Life In any account of twentieth century Canadian law Bora Laskin looms large Born in northern Ontario to Russian Jewish immigrant parents Laskin became a prominent human rights activist unive

  • Title: Bora Laskin: Bringing Law to Life
  • Author: Philip Girard
  • ISBN: 9780802090447
  • Page: 103
  • Format: Hardcover
  • In any account of twentieth century Canadian law, Bora Laskin 1912 1984 looms large Born in northern Ontario to Russian Jewish immigrant parents, Laskin became a prominent human rights activist, university professor, and labour arbitrator before embarking on his accidental career as a judge on the Ontario Court of Appeal 1965 and later Chief Justice of Canada 1973 In any account of twentieth century Canadian law, Bora Laskin 1912 1984 looms large Born in northern Ontario to Russian Jewish immigrant parents, Laskin became a prominent human rights activist, university professor, and labour arbitrator before embarking on his accidental career as a judge on the Ontario Court of Appeal 1965 and later Chief Justice of Canada 1973 1984 Throughout his professional career, he used the law to make Canada a better place for workers, racial and ethnic minorities, and the disadvantaged As a judge, he sought to make the judiciary responsive to modern Canadian expectations of justice and fundamental rights.In Bora Laskin Bringing Law to Life, Philip Girard chronicles the life of a man who, at all points of his life, was a fighter for a better Canada he fought antisemitism, corporate capital, omnipotent university boards, the Law Society of Upper Canada, and his own judicial colleagues in an effort to modernize institutions and re shape Canadian law Girard exploits a wealth of previously untapped archival sources to provide, in vivid detail, a critical assessment of a restless man on an important mission.

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