Principles and Pragmatism: Essays in Honour of Louise Charron / Principes et Pragmatisme : Essais en L'honneur de Louise Charron
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Both colleagues and peers who have worked with Louise Charron admire her hard work and moral convictions. One former law clerk remarked: "She was a fabulous boss and a woman with a great sense of public service and ethics."
Justice Charron's lasting impact on Canadian legal jurisprudence are her written judgments themselves: they represent the way an ideal ruling should be written – clear and straightforward. She was always concerned that the law be accessible and useful to advocates, judges and the public, and always added a touch of pragmatism to her judgments.
In this five-part volume written by renown lawyers and legal scholars, readers will have a chance to experience the insight, wisdom and knowledge of a remarkable Canadian jurist who always recognized fundamental legal principles such as the rule of law, and the values enshrined in the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms.
- Gives an in-depth-analysis of Justice Charron's legal philosophies, and how they have helped shape Canada's legal landscape
- Essays are written in English and French, from contributors with common law or civil law backgrounds, or both, reflecting Canada's bilingual and bi-juridical realities, as well as its cultural diversity
- Examination of Justice Charron's prior experience as a trial judge and appellate judge, and its influence on her judicial role at the Supreme Court of Canada
- Law Professors & Legal Scholars - Review and study the legal writings and philosophies of a renown Supreme Court of Canada judge
- Law Libraries - This volume is an ideal addition to a collection of work on the history and background of Supreme Court of Canada justices
- Judges - Canadian justices can refer to valuable insights from a respected Supreme Court of Canada judge for the purposes of articulating and formulating decisions
Table of contents
Introduction/Introduction - by Graham Mayeda and Peter Oliver
Part I: Justice Charron at the Supreme Court of Canada/La juge Charron à la Cour suprême du Canada
L'honorable Louise Charron : une analyse quantitative comparée de sa jurisprudence – by Marie Claire Belleau, Rebecca Johnson and Annie Packwood
Part II : Justice Charron, Criminal Law and the Law of Evidence/La juge Charron, le droit criminel et le droit de la preuve
The Everyday Practice of Canadian Criminal Law: The criminal "as of right" jurisprudence of Justice Louise Charron – by Kyle Kirkup
OBJECTIVE MENS REA AND ATTENUATED SUBJECTIVISM: GUIDANCE FROM JUSTICE CHARRON IN R V BEATTY - by Palma Paciocco
A Tale of Two Countries: Examining the Regulation of Prosecutorial Discretion in Canada and the United States - by Charles McLean and Stephen Wilkes
Reconciling the Principled Approach to Hearsay with the Rule of Law – by Andrew Botterell
Part III: Justice Charron and Constitutional Law/La juge Charron et le droit constitutionnel
La cyber diffusion des documents de la Cour: dans la quête d'un juste équilibre pour assurer l'accès à la justice dans l'ère numérique – by Karen Eltis
Le fédéralisme canadien, 2004-2011 - by Peter Oliver and Marie-France Chartier
Language rights - by Alyssa Tomkins & Ron Caza
Part IV: Justice Charron and Administrative Law/La juge Charron et le droit administratif
Prescribing Greater Protection for Rights: Administrative Law and Section 1 of the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedom - by Paul Daly
Judicial Review and the Charter from Multani to Doré – by Alexander Pless
Self-Represented Litigants: A Sea Change in Adjudication - by Michele Flahert
Part V: Justice Charron and Legal Judgment/La juge Charron et les décisions judiciaires
Practice Makes Perfect? The Role of Principle and Practice in Judgment: A Hypothetical Engagement Between Immanuel Kant and Justice Louise Charron - by Graham Mayeda