A History of Canadian Legal Thought: Collected Essays by R.C.B. Risk,George Blain Baker,J. Phillips

By R.C.B. Risk,George Blain Baker,J. Phillips

This quantity within the Osgoode Society's wonderful sequence at the heritage of Canadian legislation is a suite of the central essays of Professor Emeritus R.C.B. danger, one of many pioneers of Canadian criminal historical past and for a few years considered as its most advantageous authority at the historical past of Canadian felony thought.

Frank Scott, Bora Laskin, W.P.M. Kennedy, John Willis and Edward Blake are one of the greater recognized figures whose pondering and writing approximately legislations are featured during this assortment. yet this compilation of crucial essays by means of a pioneer in Canadian felony background brings to mild many different lesser recognized figures in addition, whose writings lined quite a lot of issues, from estoppel to the British North the US Act to the aim of felony schooling. Written over greater than 20 years, and masking the speedy post-Confederation interval to the Sixties, those essays show a particular Canadian culture of brooding about the character and capabilities of legislations, one that probability in actual fact takes satisfaction in and urges us to celebrate.

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