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Issue 18 – Winter / Spring 2006

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



A tale of two film industries

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


Medicine for our democratic malaise (1)

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



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


The Yes men and the No vote

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



“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


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



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


Arbitration, religious law and Islam

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



The courts are doing their job

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


Judges: Canada’s new aristocracy

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



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


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



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