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Final Appeal

Decision-Making in Canadian Courts of Appeal

by (author) Ian Greene, Peter McCormick, George Szablowski, Martin Thomas & Carl Baar

James Lorimer & Company Ltd., Publishers
Initial publish date
Jan 1998
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    Publish Date
    Jan 1998
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    Jan 1998
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    Publish Date
    Feb 2008
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Appeal courts--including the Supreme Court of Canada--rule on the most contentious issues facing Canadian society: abortion, Aboriginal land claims, gay rights.

The authors of this book have conducted extensive research into the nature and function of appeal courts and here present their findings. This book outlines how appeal court judges make their decisions and how they defend them; the role played by judicial discretion; regional differences in appeal court operations; and the increasingly controversial role courts play in policymaking.

Final Appeal is a detailed analysis of the nature and operation of Canada's courts of appeal.


About the authors

IAN GREENE is a University Professor Emeritus at York University, where he has taught public policy and administration since 1985. He was the founding director of York's Masters program in Public Policy, Administration and Law. Greene's most recent book is Honest Politics Now (with David P. Shugarman). He is also the author of The Charter of Rights and Freedoms. He lives in Lethbridge, Alberta.

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PETER McCORMICK has taught at Lakehead University, the University of British Columbia, and the University of Lethbridge. He retired in 2015. He is the author of Supreme at Last. He lives in Lethbridge, Alberta.

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GEORGE SZABLOWSKI taught political science at York University for many years.

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MARTIN THOMAS teaches research methods in the political science department at York University.

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CARL BAAR taught political science at Brock University for twenty-two years.

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