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Acting for Freedom

Fifty Years of Civil Liberties in Canada

by Marian Botsford Fraser, with Kent Roach & Sukanya Pillay, preface by Joseph Boyden

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The Canadian Civil Liberties Association celebrates its fiftieth anniversary with this overview of its activities--sometimes quiet and sometimes strident--as a watchdog and safeguard for Canadians and their rights as citizens. Through a series of discussions and interviews, a picture of Canada over the last half-century evolves. From the Charter of Freedoms to life and death matters such as abortion and the death penalty through to public security vs. the right to privacy. A fascinating look at the civil rights many of us take for granted.

About the Authors
Marian Botsford Fraser is an award-winning writer, broadcaster, and critic whose work has appeared in Granta, The Walrus, The Globe & Mail, and others. She has authored three nonfiction books, including "Walking the Line: Travels Along the Canadian/American Border". A long-time contributor to CBC Radio's "Ideas,” past president of PEN Canada, she now chairs the Writers in Prison Committee of PEN International. She lives in Toronto.
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Marian Botsford Fraser is an award-winning writer, broadcaster, and critic whose work has appeared in Granta, The Walrus, The Globe & Mail, and others. She has authored three nonfiction books, including "Walking the Line: Travels Along the Canadian/American Border". A long-time contributor to CBC Radio's "Ideas,” past president of PEN Canada, she now chairs the Writers in Prison Committee of PEN International. She lives in Toronto.
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Joseph Boyden is the Scotiabank Giller Prize–winning author of Three Day Road and Through Black Spruce.
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Sukanya Pillay is a lawyer, law professor, pubic speaker, and writer. She is currently the Law Foundation of Ontario Scholar and a visiting professor at the University of Windsor Faculty of Law. Sukanya lives in Windsor, Ontario.

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Awards
  • Short-listed, Lela Common Award for Canadian History

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