A History of Human Rights in Canada: Essential Issues

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Janet Miron
Canadian Scholars’ Press, 2009 - Civil rights - 271 pages
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Human rights, equality, and social justice are at the forefront of public concern and political debate in Canada. Global events--especially the "war on terrorism"―have fostered further interest in the abuse of human rights, especially when sanctioned or perpetuated by democratic governments. This groundbreaking contributed volume seeks to shed light on this topic by uniting original essays that examine the history of human rights in Canada.

Contributors explore a variety of themes integral to the post-confederation period, including immigration and ethnicity, gender, sexuality, class, disability, state formation, and provincial-federal relations. Three key issues emerge throughout: incidents of discrimination in both government and society, the efforts of human rights and civil liberties activists to create a more open and tolerant society, and the implementation of state legislation designed to protect or enhance civil rights.
 

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Contents

Introduction
1
Chapter 1
11
Chapter 2
27
Chapter 3
43
Chapter 4
61
Chapter 5
81
Chapter 6
99
Chapter 7
116
Chapter 10
182
Chapter 11
201
Chapter 12
220
Appendix A
244
Appendix B
250
Copyright Acknowledgements
257
Index
258
Back Cover
273

Chapter 8
135
Chapter 9
157

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About the author (2009)

Janet Miron is Associate Professor at Trent University's History Department. Her areas of interest and specialty include human rights in Canada, Canadian cultural history, crime, and mental illness.

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