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Wednesday, February 20, 2013

Swainger on Law and Politics in the DOJ after confederation

Jonathan Swainger of the department of history at UNBC, "Law and the practice of politics in the Canadian Department of Justice: completing confederation" in the the Northern Ireland Legal Quarterly, Spring 2012 issue.

The abstract:

The article examines the status of Great Britain through the regimes of practice in the early Dominion Department of Justice in Canada, 1867-1878. It mentions that the Department initially followed the law and politics of the Canada's colonial history and after the liberal victory of 1873 it has taken legalistic approach that favoured an activist Dominion approach to legal problem-solving. It also informs about the ineffectiveness of new approach over the old colonial approach.

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