Vladimir Putin

Freedman, The Hon. Mr. Justice Samuel

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What is meant by the "rule of law." Living in a time of change. Bringing about a change in the law. The permissible and the impermissible methods for bringing about a desired change in the law. The question of civil disobedience. What is NOT civil disobedience. Courtroom disruptions as a second challenge to the rule of law, with examples. The view that the course of justice must not be deflected or interfered with. Violence for political ends as a third challenge to the rule of law. A look at the FLQ crisis in Quebec. A final word: "Our revulsion against violence and terrorism should not blind us to the existence within Quebec of grievances that call for attention." Confronting the question whether Canada can continue as a viable entity. Thinking about Canada and what we want it to be.

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