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Issue 18 Book Reviews

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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Is the Canadian identity 
to be found in Europe?

Review of Philip Resnick's The European Roots of Canadian Identity. [Issue 18, 2006]
by Janet Ajzenstat


Medicine for our democratic malaise (2)

The benefits and limitations of electoral reform - Book Reviews [Issue 18, 2006]
by Jared Wesley