A History of Human Rights in Canada
By Janet Miron
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.
“With all of its plusses, this book will constitute a valuable contribution to Canadian Human Rights literature. It has the potential to become an important work in the growing field of human rights, and makes for a very good publication with cross-disciplinary appeal in areas like political science, sociology, philosophy, and history.”
The Honourable Noel A. Kinsella, Speaker, Senate of Canada, Professor of Human Rights, past Director, Atlantic Human Rights Centre, St. Thomas University