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From wardship to rights : the Guerin case and Aboriginal law

Author: James I Reynolds
Publisher: Vancouver, BC ; Toronto : UBC Press, [2020] ©2020
Series: Landmark cases in Canadian law.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
"This book tells the story of a First Nation's single-minded quest for justice. In 1958, the federal government leased part of the small Musqueam Reserve in Vancouver to an exclusive golf club at below market value. When the band members discovered this in 1970, they initiated legal action. Their tenacity led to the 1984 decision in Guerin v. The Queen, whereby the Supreme Court of Canada held that the government  Read more...

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Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Reynolds, James I.
From wardship to rights.
Vancouver ; Toronto : UBC Press, 2020
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: James I Reynolds
ISBN: 9780774864565 0774864567 9780774864572 0774864575
OCLC Number: 1139519849
Description: xiii, 291 pages : illustrations, map, 23 cm.
Contents: The Colonial Context --
The Musqueam and Their Land --
The Government as Fiduciary --
The Trial and Federal Court of Appeal --
The Supreme Court of Canada --
The Impact of Guerin.
Series Title: Landmark cases in Canadian law.
Other Titles: Guerin case and Aboriginal law
Responsibility: Jim Reynolds.


This thoughtful and engaging examination of the Guerin case shows how it changed the relationship between governments and Indigenous peoples from one of wardship to one based on legal rights.  Read more...


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