Acting for Freedom: Fifty Years of Civil Liberties in Canada

Acting for Freedom: Fifty Years of Civil Liberties in Canada

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The Canadian Civil Liberties Association celebrates its fiftieth anniversary with this overview of its activities--sometimes quiet and sometimes strident--as a watchdog and safeguard for Canadians and their rights as citizens. Through a series of discussions and interviews, a picture of Canada over the last half-century evolves.
From the Charter of Freedoms to life and death matters such as abortion and the death penalty through to public security vs. the right to privacy, and a look forward into issues concerning the next fifty years, comes a picture of Canadian society, past and present. This is a fascinating look at civil rights, of which many Canadians may be unaware or take for granted--until they are needed on a personal level.
Illustrated with political cartoons and photographs.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781927583500
Publisher: Second Story Press
Publication date: 10/13/2014
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 320
File size: 8 MB

About the Author

Marian Botsford Fraser is a freelance writer, broadcaster, and critic whose work has appeared in "Granta," "The Walrus," "The Globe & Mail," "Toronto Life," and "The National Post." She is a long-time contributor to CBC Radio's "Ideas" program and has served as guest host for various CBC Radio programs. She is the author of "Requiem for my brother," "Solitaire: The Intimate Lives of Single Women," "Walking the Line: Travels Along the Canadian/American Border." She lives in Toronto, ON.
Sukanya Pillay is General Counsel and Executive Director, Canadian Civil Liberties Association and Canadian Civil Liberties Education Trust.
Kent Roach is a Professor and the Prichard Wilson Chair in Law and Public Policy, University of Toronto Faculty of Law, and 2013 Trudeau Fellow.

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