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Searching for justice

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Searching for justice
Call No: 971.004 K21s

Call Number971.004 K21s
Dates[2009]; ©2005
Statement of ResponsibilityFred Kaufman.
Creators & ContributorsKaufman, Fred (author)
Kaufman, Fred (subject)
Québec (Province). Court of Appeal (subject)
SummaryAutobiography of the Honourable Fred Kaufman, a distinguished figure in Canadian Law for half a century. Born into a middle-class Jewish family in Vienna, Kaufman escaped to England on the eve of the Second World War. In 1940, he was interned as an "enemy alien" and sent to Canada. Released in 1942, he went on to university and law school in Montreal. Kaufman began practicing criminal law in 1955, and took part in many of the famous cases of that period. In 1960, he secured the release of a young Pierre Elliott Trudeau from prison. In 1973, Trudeau returned the favour by personally informing Kaufman of his appointment to the Quebec Court of Appeal, where he served for eighteen years. Since his retirement in 1991, Kaufman has led numerous commissions and inquiries, most notably the investigation into the wrongful conviction of Guy Paul Morin and the two-year reassessment of the Steven Truscott case. —Publisher
Contents
  1. In the Beginning
  2. Storm Clouds on the Horizon
  3. Safe Haven
  4. Guest of His Majesty
  5. The Paradigm Shifts
  6. Freedom Regained
  7. Newspaper Days
  8. The Asbestos Strike
  9. Law School
  10. A New Career
  11. Insanity and Other Matters
  12. A Future Prime Minister
  13. To Be Hanged by the Neck
  14. St. Vincent de Paul
  15. Of Heart Transplants and Other Things
  16. The Tax That Wasn't
  17. The Computer Riot
  18. McGill Français
  19. Apprehended Insurrection
  20. The Art of Cross-Examination
  21. Some Personal Notes
  22. Politics
  23. The Bench
  24. Return to Practice
  25. Guy Paul Morin
  26. Nova Scotia
  27. Four More Investigations
  28. "They Finally Got It Right"
Physical Description x, 355 pages, 24 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations, portraits ; 22 cm
Carrier Typevolume
LanguageEnglish
PublisherToronto : Key Porter Books
Notes
  • Cover title: Searching for Justice: An Autobiography
  • Includes bibliographical references and index