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Issue 18 Editorials and Rejoinders

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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Reaching young people

An Intro to the Youth section of Issue 19 [Issue 19, 2006]
by John Richards
 

 
 
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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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Arbitration in family law: Difficult choices

Whatever the Ontario government does, it won’t satisfy everybody- opinions by Marion Boyd and Tarek Fatah [Issue 18, 2006]
by Marion Boyd
 

 
 
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Arbitration, religious law and Islam

An introduction to Arbitration, religious law and Islam [Issue 18, 2006]
by Bob Chodos
 

 

 
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Where do we draw the line?

Gareth Morley and Finn Poschmann introduce the Law & Politics section of Issue 18 [Issue 18, 2006]
by Gareth Morley
 

 
 
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The Green Party is willing to innovate 
to build a sustainable society

Jim Harris Letter to the Editors regarding Gord Perks', “The not-so-green Green Party,” Inroads, Summer/Fall 2005, and Gord Perks' reply [Issue 18, 2006]
by Jim Harris
 

 

 
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Seeing Quebec – and not only 
Quebec – with clear eyes

former Premier Lucien Bouchard issued a manifesto, entitled Pour un Québec lucide in French and For a Clear-Eyed Vision of Quebec in English [Issue 18, 2006]
by Henry Milner