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Title Tracings of Gerald Le Dain's life in the law / edited by G. Blaine Baker, Richard Janda
Published Montreal ; Kingston ; London ; Chicago : McGill-Queen's University Press, 2018
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Summary "Gerald Le Dain (1924-2007) was appointed to the Supreme Court of Canada in 1984. This collectively written biography traces fifty years of his steady, creative, and conciliatory involvement with military service, the legal academy, legislative reform, university administration, and judicial decision-making. This book intersperses contributions from the in-house historian of the law firm where Le Dain first practised, from students and colleagues in the law schools where he taught, from a research associate in his Commission of Inquiry into the non-medical use of drugs, from two of his successors on the Federal Court of Appeal, and from three judicial clerks to Le Dain at the Supreme Court of Canada. Also reproduced here is a transcript of a recent CBC documentary about his 1988 forced resignation from the Supreme Court following a short-term depressive illness, with commentary from Le Dain's family and co-workers. Gerald Le Dain was a tireless worker and a highly respected judge. In a series of essays that cover the different periods and dimensions of his career, Tracings of Gerald Le Dain's Life in the Law is an important and compassionate account of one man's commitment to the law in Canada."-- Provided by publisher
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes Online resource; title from PDF title page (EBSCO, viewed May 14, 2019)
Subject Le Dain, GĂ©rald E., 1924-
Canada. Supreme Court
Canada. Supreme Court.
Judges -- Canada -- Biography
LAW / Civil Procedure.
LAW / Legal Services.
POLITICAL SCIENCE / Government / Judicial Branch.
Genre/Form Biography.
Form Electronic book
Author Baker, G. Blaine, editor
Janda, Richard, 1959- editor
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