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Tradition, Judges, and Civil Liberties in Canada
Osgoode Hall Law Journal
  • Douglas Hay, Osgoode Hall Law School of York University
Keywords
  • Judges,
  • Civil rights--History,
  • National security--History,
  • Canada
Disciplines
Document Type
Commentary
Publication Date
4-1-2003
Abstract
Comments on the role of the first chief justice of Upper Canada, William Osgoode (1754-1824), on shaping the law during a period of "counter-revolutionary and anti-democratic repression throughout the British Empire." Concludes that laws were often presented as emergency legislation that nevertheless effectively became permanent, challenging civil liberties in times of political or social conflict
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Citation Information
Hay, Douglas. "Tradition, Judges, and Civil Liberties in Canada." Osgoode Hall Law Journal 41.2/3 (2003) : 319-322. http://digitalcommons.osgoode.yorku.ca/ohlj/vol41/iss2/8