This volume is the second in the Essays in the History of Canadian Law series, designed to illustrate the wide possibilities for research and writing in Canadian legal history.
David H. Flaherty is a professor emeritus in the Departments of History and Law at the University of Western Ontario and an adjunct professor in the Department of Political Science at the University of Victoria.
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