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Acting for Freedom

Fifty Years of Civil Liberties in Canada

by Marian Botsford Fraser, with Sukanya Pillay & Kent Roach, 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, and a look forward into issues concerning the next fifty years, comes a picture of Canadian society, past and present. This is a fascinating look at civil rights, of which many Canadians may be unaware or take for granted--until they are needed on a personal level. Illustrated with political cartoons and photographs.

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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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Sukanya Pillay is a lawyer, law professor, public 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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Kent Roach is professor of law at the University of Toronto and the author of numerous books including The Supreme Court on Trial: Judicial Activism or Democratic Dialogue and Due Process and Victims' Rights: The New Law and Politics of Criminal Justice, both of which were short-listed for the Donner Prize for best public policy book.
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Kent Roach is professor of law at the University of Toronto and the author of numerous books including The Supreme Court on Trial: Judicial Activism or Democratic Dialogue and Due Process and Victims' Rights: The New Law and Politics of Criminal Justice, both of which were short-listed for the Donner Prize for best public policy book.
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