Canadian State Trials Volume 5 (Volumes 1-4 published by University of Toronto Press for the Osgoode Society for Canadian Legal History)

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Call for Publications
June 1, 2018 to September 15, 2018
Subject Fields: 
Canadian History / Studies, Labor History / Studies, Law and Legal History, Military History, Native American History / Studies

Editors Susan Binnie, Eric Tucker and Barry Wright are planning the fifth volume of the Canadian State Trials series and invite expressions of interest and proposals for chapter contributions. Volume 5 will examine Canadian political trials, national security measures and related legal developments and proceedings for the period c.1939 to the 1980s or early 1990s. We seek scholarly studies that balance historical and legal analyses. Context for these studies may include a comparative perspective that refers to other jurisdictions. Collaborative work is welcome.

We anticipate that the volume will include chapters on the following topics or on related matters: the administration of the Canadian War Measures Act and military justice in the second World War; developments during the Cold War including the Gouzenko Affair, the Official Secrets Act and the Emergency Powers Act 1951; organized labour and the resort to political policing and criminal proceedings; indigenous assertions of rights and resistance to continuing Canadian state impingement; national unity and Felquiste trials (Front de Libération du Québec) 1962-72; and the aftermath of the October Crisis 1970, and the McDonald Royal Commission.

The editors welcome expressions of interest from academics including doctoral students. Please contact one of the editors directly at or or to obtain a full version of the Call for Expressions of Interest and/or Chapter Proposals. The shape of the volume will be settled immediately after the deadline of September 15, 2018.

Contact Info: 

Dr. Susan Binnie, P.O.Box 100, Pontypool, Ontario, Canada L0L 2H0, or Professor Eric Tucker, Osgoode Hall Law School, York University, 4700 Keele Street, Toronto, Ontario, Canada M3J 1P3, or Professor Barry Wright, Associate Dean and Director - Arthur Kroger College of Public Affairs, Loeb Building Room D119, 1125 Colonel By Drive, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada K1S 5B6


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