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The Mighty Hughes : From Prairie Lawyer to Western Canada's Moral Compass.

Author: Craig McInnes
Publisher: Victoria : Heritage House, 2017.
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"An in-depth look at the life and career of retired judge and conflict-of-interest commissioner Ted Hughes, whose unflinching integrity earned him the reputation as Canada's moral compass. Throughout his sixty-year career, Ted Hughes has been a model of ethical conduct in the Canadian judicial system. The son of immigrant homesteaders who grew up in Saskatoon during the Depression, he might have retired as a  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Biography
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
McInnes, Craig.
Mighty Hughes : From Prairie Lawyer to Western Canada's Moral Compass.
Victoria : Heritage House, ©2017
Named Person: E N Hughes
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Craig McInnes
ISBN: 9781772032062 1772032069 9781772032079 1772032077
OCLC Number: 1007078183
Description: 1 online resource (242 pages)
Contents: ""Contents""; ""Preface""; ""Introduction""; ""Part I Saskatchewan""; ""Origins""; ""University and a Growing Interest in Politics""; ""Helen""; ""Country Lawyer and Budding Politician""; ""A Powerful Patron""; ""Family""; ""Judge Hughes""; ""Life Means Life""; ""Marriage""; ""Hospitals""; ""Thatcher v. Thatcher""; ""A New Opportunity and a Bitter Crash""; ""Part II British Columbia""; ""A New Beginning: From Master of the Court to Civil Servant""; ""Breaking Down Barriers""; ""Rising from Conflict""; ""Calling in the Cops: Peter Toigo and the Expo Lands""; ""Making Room at the Top for BC"" ""Blue Boxes, Secret Tapes and the Wild West""""Fantasy Gardens""; ""Vander Zalm: Round Two""; ""Conflict Commissioner: Some Honourable Members""; ""Smackdown""; ""Part III Canada and First Nations""; ""Payback: Harvey Pollock and Indigenous Justice""; ""Hate and Death""; ""Riot""; ""APEC and Chretien: The National Arena""; ""Residential Schools""; ""Stan Hagen and the Moral Fixer""; ""Loss""; ""Lighting a Candle""; ""Positive Press: The Benefits of a Lifelong Affair with Newspapers""; ""Never Shy or Retiring""; ""Appendix 1: List of Reports by E.N. â#x80;#x9C;Tedâ#x80;#x9D; Hughes"" ""Appendix 2: Awards Presented to E.N. â#x80;#x9C;Tedâ#x80;#x9D; Hughes""""Selected Bibliography and Sources""; ""Index""

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"An in-depth look at the life and career of retired judge and conflict-of-interest commissioner Ted Hughes, whose unflinching integrity earned him the reputation as Canada's moral compass. Throughout his sixty-year career, Ted Hughes has been a model of ethical conduct in the Canadian judicial system. The son of immigrant homesteaders who grew up in Saskatoon during the Depression, he might have retired as a respected senior judge in the town where he was born had his career not been sideswiped by the intense party politics underpinning Canadian judicial appointments in the 1970s. The injustice he felt led him to BC, where he reinvented himself as a civil servant in a province that was earning a reputation for wacky, unprincipled politics. There, he became Canada's moral compass, a man of such integrity that his condemnation alone persuaded one premier to resign and another to bring in a watchdog to look after vulnerable children. Hughes has ferociously defended the principles that underpin the best of our society. He has an unfashionable belief in the virtue of the law, the nobility and responsibility of public service, and the honour of politicians and politics. He was an early defender of equal rights for women in the legal system, the protection of children in care, and in recognizing the disastrous effect of colonization on First Nations. This is the story of his remarkable life and how he became the lion Canadians needed him to be in when the credibility of our political system was on the line."--

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