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Published: 29 July 2014

544 Pages

8.9 x 6.0 inches

ISBN: 9780199009572

Bookseller Code (06)

The Constitution of Canada

An Introduction to its Development and Law

W. P. M. Kennedy and Martin Friedland

  • Kennedy was one of the University's most distinguished, engaging, and enigmatic personalities. Kennedy was first Dean of Law. His successor, Martin Friedland, the fourth Dean of Law, provides in-depth context of Kennedy's life, times, and accomplishments.
  • How Canada came together as a nation. Kennedy's wide-ranging knowledge of history, institution, and legal change produced a work that remains one of the best examples of the process of nation-making.
  • Kennedy is credited with co-founding the University of Toronto Law School. He had a profound effect on the direction of social sciences at the University of Toronto, in addition to founding the University of Toronto Law Journal.
  • Martin Friedland's Introduction is a brilliant narrative of 1920s intellectual history. His introduction reflects on how institutions like the University of Toronto change in the context of the personalities, politics, and social conditions.
  • One of the first - but not the last - discussions of ongoing issues in Canadian politics. Kennedy's meditations on the age old issue of sovereignty and nationhood was one of the first clear articulations about the direction of Canada's future.

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