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Supreme at Last

The Evolution of the Supreme Court of Canada

by (author) Peter McCormick

Publisher
James Lorimer & Company Ltd., Publishers
Initial publish date
Jan 2000
Category
Courts
  • Hardback

    ISBN
    9781550286939
    Publish Date
    Jan 2000
    List Price
    $39.95
  • Paperback / softback

    ISBN
    9781550286922
    Publish Date
    Jan 2000
    List Price
    $24.95
  • eBook

    ISBN
    9781552772706
    Publish Date
    Feb 2008
    List Price
    $39.95

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Description

The Supreme Court of Canada is always in the news. Whether the issue is Aboriginal fishing rights or the rights of same-sex couples, the Court often makes groundbreaking decisions on controversial topics.

This book, a history of the Canadian Supreme Court, explains how the court slowly emerged as the powerful and influential institution it is today. Using 1949 as the year of birth for the modern Supreme Court, Peter McCormick traces the court's development from an institution of relatively minor importance to one that is central to Canadian society. McCormick discusses key cases and looks at the lasting influence of each Chief Justice.

Supreme at Last is a unique portrait of a political institution whose power is on the rise.

 

About the author

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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