March 4, 2017

A Passion for Justice: How 'Vinegar Jim' McRuer Became by J. Patrick Boyer

By J. Patrick Boyer

This richly special biography illustrates how a made up our minds Canadian looking justice created a permanent legacy. via lively battles, Jim McRuer’s ardour for justice used to be translated into legislation that day-by-day contact and guard the lives of hundreds of thousands today.

James Chalmers McRuer was once demanding to get in addition to or perhaps a lot loved via many attorneys who dubbed him ’Vinegar Jim.’ but numerous others observed him as heroic, inspirational, a guy above and except his times.

His resolute specialise in justice replaced the lives of married ladies with out estate rights, kids with out criminal safety, aboriginals stuck within the whipsaw of conventional looking practices and imposed video game legislation, and prisoners locked away and forgotten. Environmental degradation and people inflicting it, murderers, inventory fraud artists and chilly warfare spies all got here in the ambit of J. C. McRuer’s sharp felony brain and keenness for justice. Upon turning seventy five, McRuer launched into his most crucial paintings of all, turning into Canada’s maximum legislations reformer and final lively into his 90s.

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