Flawed precedent : the St. Catherine's case and Aboriginal title (eBook, 2019) [WorldCat.org]
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Flawed precedent : the St. Catherine's case and Aboriginal title

Flawed precedent : the St. Catherine's case and Aboriginal title

Author: Kent McNeil
Publisher: Vancouver ; Toronto : UBC Press, 2019.
Series: Landmark cases in Canadian law.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
"In 1888, the Judicial Committee of the Privy Council ruled in St. Catherine's Milling and Lumber Company v. The Queen, a case involving the Saulteaux people's land rights in Ontario. This precedent-setting case would define the legal contours of Aboriginal title in Canada for almost a hundred years, despite the racist assumptions about Indigenous peoples at the heart of the case. In Flawed Precedent, preeminent  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Trials, litigation, etc
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
McNeil, Kent, 1945-
Flawed precedent.
Vancouver ; Toronto : UBC Press, 2019
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Kent McNeil
ISBN: 077486107X 9780774861083 0774861088 9780774861090 0774861096 9780774861076
OCLC Number: 1090812669
Awards: Winner of John T. Saywell Prize for Canadian Constitutional Legal History, The Osgoode Society for Canadian Legal History 2020 (Canada)
Short-listed for Canada Prize in the Humanities and Social Sciences, Federation for the Humanities and Social Sciences 2020 (Canada)
Description: 1 online resource
Contents: The Political and Ideological Context of the 1880s --
The Historical Context --
The Factual Background, Cause of Action, and Evidence --
Chancellor Boyd's Trial Decision --
The Ontario Court of Appeal Decision --
The Supreme Court of Canada Judgments --
Lord Watson's Privy Council Decision --
The Decision's Impact and the Debate over Land Rights in British Columbia --
The Modern Case Law.
Series Title: Landmark cases in Canadian law.
Responsibility: Kent McNeil.
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This illuminating account of the St. Catherine's case of the 1880s reveals the erroneous assumptions and racism inherent in judgments that would define the nature and character of Aboriginal title in  Read more...


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