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Issue 18 Articles

The cases with which Gareth Morley and Finn Poschmann open the theme section on politics and the law is enough to indicate the current importance of the Supreme Court of Canada. Arguably, the red-robed men and women are the nine most powerful Canadians. Allan Blakeney, who as Premier of Saskatchewan helped craft the deal that brought the Charter into being, in an interview with Morley, examines the Court’s record: the Constitution is a “living tree,” but the courts shouldn’t decide that they don’t like the tree we planted, dig it up and transplant another species. Patrick Monahan, Dean of Osgoode Hall Law School takes a much more favourable view.

 

  

 

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Diversity as a resource

Multiculturalism in practice in a Mississauga school [Issue 19, 2006]
by Bob Chodos
 

 
 
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A tale of two film industries

An interview with Roger Frappier [Issue 18, 2006]
by Arthur Milner
 

 

 
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Medicine for our democratic malaise (1)

Revisioning Canada’s political parties [Issue 18, 2006]
by Heather MacIvor
 

 
 
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Federal pharmacare

For the past six years, health care has been at the top of the federalism music chart. [Issue 18, 2006]
by Greg Marchildon
 

 

 
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The Yes men and the No vote

A French referendum diary [Issue 18, 2006]
by Axel Queval
 

 
 
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“Yes to the Europe I want – but No to this one”

Reflections on France’s rejection of the EU Constitution [Issue 18, 2006]
by Henry Milner
 

 

 
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Can Canada afford 
two justice systems?

National Assembly of Quebec are saying “no” to the introduction, in Quebec and Canada, of so-called Islamic courts [Issue 18, 2006]
by Fatima Houda-Pepin
 

 
 
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The courts are doing their job

A discussion with Patrick Monahan [Issue 18, 2006]
by Finn Poschmann
 

 

 
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Judges: Canada’s new aristocracy

An interview with Allan Blakeney [Issue 18, 2006]
by Gareth Morley