Bora Laskin

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Bora Laskin, (October 5, 1912 – March 26, 1984) was a Canadian lawyer, academic and judge.wikipedia
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Supreme Court of Canada

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He served on the Supreme Court of Canada for fourteen years, including a decade as the 14th Chief Justice of Canada. On March 19, 1970 he was appointed on the advice of Prime Minister Pierre Trudeau to the Supreme Court of Canada, becoming the first Jewish justice to sit on that Court.
In 1973, the appointment of a constitutional law professor Bora Laskin as chief justice represented a major turning point for the Court.

Saul Laskin

His brother, Saul Laskin, went on to become the first mayor of Thunder Bay.
Born in Fort William, Ontario, he was the younger brother of jurist Bora Laskin.

Osgoode Hall Law School

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Laskin was educated as a lawyer at Osgoode Hall Law School.

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He served on the Supreme Court of Canada for fourteen years, including a decade as the 14th Chief Justice of Canada.
Since 1933, this tradition has only been broken once, when Brian Dickson of Manitoba was named to succeed Bora Laskin of Ontario in 1984.

University of Toronto Faculty of Law

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His nephew John B. Laskin is a judge of the Federal Court of Appeal, having previously been a faculty member of the University of Toronto Faculty of Law and a prominent commercial litigator in Toronto.
Wright brought with him his colleagues John Willis and Bora Laskin, the latter of whom would go on to become Chief Justice of the Supreme Court of Canada.

Court of Appeal for Ontario

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The couple had two children: John, who followed in his father's footsteps and became a judge at the Ontario Court of Appeal, and Barbara.
Among many judges from the Court who have been elevated to the Supreme Court of Canada are Justices Rosalie Abella, Louise Arbour, Peter Cory, Louise Charron, Andromache Karakatsanis, Bora Laskin and Michael Moldaver, as well as Bertha Wilson, who was the first female justice on both the Court of Appeal for Ontario (1975) and the Supreme Court of Canada (1982).

Murdoch v Murdoch

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Among his most famous dissents was his opinion in Murdoch v. Murdoch, where he was the sole judge who would have ruled in favour of a wife's application for an equal division of property acquired during the course of the marriage.
This case is most notable for the public outcry it created at the time and for what many believe is Justice Laskin's most famous dissenting opinion.

The Laskin Moot

It is named after Bora Laskin, the fourteenth Chief Justice of Canada.

Fort William, Ontario

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Laskin was born in Fort William, Ontario (now Thunder Bay), the son of Max Laskin and Bluma Zingel.

Lakehead University

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In 2014 it was named the Bora Laskin Faculty of Law, after the fourteenth Chief Justice of Canada.

Ronald Martland

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By that tradition, the appointment as Chief Justice would have gone to Justice Ronald Martland, who had been on the Court for fifteen years.
(At that time, the only exceptions to this custom were in 1906 and 1924, when the senior puisne justice had been passed over.) However, Prime Minister Pierre Trudeau chose instead to appoint Bora Laskin as Chief Justice.

Brian Dickson

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During the 1970s, Laskin frequently joined with Justice Spence and Justice Dickson on cases involving civil liberties, often in dissent from the more conservative majority on the Court.
During his early years on the Supreme Court, Dickson frequently joined with Justice Laskin and Justice Spence on cases involving civil liberties, often in dissent from the more conservative majority on the Court.

John I. Laskin

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The couple had two children: John, who followed in his father's footsteps and became a judge at the Ontario Court of Appeal, and Barbara.
Laskin is son of former Chief Justice of Canada Bora Laskin.

Pierre Trudeau

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On March 19, 1970 he was appointed on the advice of Prime Minister Pierre Trudeau to the Supreme Court of Canada, becoming the first Jewish justice to sit on that Court.

Jean Beetz

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This made for a stark contrast with fellow Justice Jean Beetz, who was known as one of the strongest supporters of provincial powers under the Constitution.
Since Chief Justice Laskin was a strong centralist, they usually took opposing views on federalism issues.

Patriation Reference

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Laskin presided over a number of landmark constitutional cases, most notably the 1981 Patriation Reference, which considered Pierre Trudeau's attempt to have the federal government unilaterally patriate the Constitution of Canada without the consent of the provinces.

Wishart Spence

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During the 1970s, Laskin frequently joined with Justice Spence and Justice Dickson on cases involving civil liberties, often in dissent from the more conservative majority on the Court.
In the 1970s, Spence frequently joined with Chief Justice Bora Laskin and Justice Brian Dickson on cases involving civil liberties, often in dissent.

List of Supreme Court of Canada cases (Laskin Court)

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* List of Supreme Court of Canada cases (Laskin Court)
This is a chronological list of notable cases decided by the Supreme Court of Canada from the appointment of Bora Laskin in 1973 as Chief Justice to his death in office in 1984.

Louis-Philippe de Grandpré

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By October 1, 1977 he resigned complaining of Chief Justice Bora Laskin's style of running the Court and the direction it was taking on many constitutional matters.

Queen's Privy Council for Canada

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According to a contemporary newspaper account, the conference, on 27 March at Rideau Hall, consisted of 12 individuals, including Chief Justice Bora Laskin, who presided over the meeting, Prime Minister Pierre Trudeau, several cabinet ministers, Stanley Knowles of the New Democratic Party, and Alvin Hamilton of the Progressive Conservative Party.

Pape Avenue Cemetery

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Instead, Laskin lay in state in the Great Hall of the Supreme Court building, prior to a simple funeral ceremony in Ottawa and interment at Holy Blossom Memorial Park in Toronto.

Canadians

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Bora Laskin, (October 5, 1912 – March 26, 1984) was a Canadian lawyer, academic and judge.

Ontario

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Laskin was born in Fort William, Ontario (now Thunder Bay), the son of Max Laskin and Bluma Zingel.

Thunder Bay

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Laskin was born in Fort William, Ontario (now Thunder Bay), the son of Max Laskin and Bluma Zingel.