Free to Believe: Rethinking Freedom of Conscience and Religion in Canada

Freedom to Believe

In May 2013, Mary Anne Waldron's book was published by the University of Toronto Press. Free to Believe investigates the protection for freedom of conscience and religion – the first of the “fundamental freedoms” listed in the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms – and its interpretation in the courts. Through an examination of decided cases that touches on the most controversial issues of our day, such as abortion, same-sex marriage, and minority religious practices, Mary Anne Waldron examines how the law has developed in the way that it has, the role that freedom of conscience and religion play in our society, and the role it could play in making it a more open, peaceful, and democratic place.

Challenging the Legal Boundaries of Work Regulation

Challenging the legal boundaries
In July 2012, Professor Judy Fudge, Shae McCrystal, and Kamala Sankaran released a collection of original case studies illustrating the wide range of different forms of regulation designed to provide decent work. "Challenging the Legal Boundaries of Work Regulation" is the latest publication in the Oñati International Series in Law and Society.

Constitutional Labour Rights in Canada: Farm Workers and the Fraser Case

Constitutional Labour Rights
Professor Judy Fudge, Fay Faraday, and Eric Tucker edited a recent collection of original essays by trade unionists, lawyers, and academics discussing the April 2011 Supreme Court of Canada Fraser decision in "Constitutional Labour Rights in Canada: Farm Workers and the Fraser Case". The April 2012 book launch was sponsored by the Canadian Foundation for Labour Rights.

Conceptualizing New Governance Arrangements

Public Admin
Professor Chris Tollefson, and graduate student, Jennifer Smith, were involved in a special issue of the journal Public Administration, entitled "Conceptualizing New Governance Arrangements". The issue was the culmination of several years of research work funded by the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada under its Research Development Initiative.

Dewigged, Bothered, & Bewildered: British Colonial Judges on Trial, 1800-1900

UVic Law Professor Emeritus John McLaren is one of Canada's foremost legal historians and a pioneer in the legal history of the British Empire. His latest book "Dewigged, Bothered, & Bewildered: British Colonial Judges on Trial, 1800-1900" examines the important and sometimes controversial roles played by judges in former colonies of the British Empire.

Constitutional Forum Constitutionnel

Constitutional Forum
UVic Law faculty members are expressing their opinions about the Insite safe injection case in the current issue of Constitutional Forum constitutionnel.