By J. Patrick Boyer
This richly special biography illustrates how a decided Canadian looking justice created an everlasting legacy. via energetic battles, Jim McRuer’s ardour for justice was once translated into legislation that day-by-day contact and guard the lives of hundreds of thousands today.
James Chalmers McRuer used to be difficult to get in addition to or perhaps a lot cherished by way of many attorneys who dubbed him ’Vinegar Jim.’ but numerous others observed him as heroic, inspirational, a guy above and except his times.
His resolute specialize in justice replaced the lives of married ladies without estate rights, young ones with out criminal safeguard, aboriginals stuck within the whipsaw of conventional searching practices and imposed video game legislation, and prisoners locked away and forgotten. Environmental degradation and people inflicting it, murderers, inventory fraud artists and chilly struggle spies all got here in the ambit of J. C. McRuer’s sharp criminal brain and keenness for justice. Upon turning seventy five, McRuer launched into his most crucial paintings of all, changing into Canada’s maximum legislation reformer and last energetic into his 90s.
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A Passion for Justice: How 'Vinegar Jim' McRuer Became Canada's Greatest Law Reformer by J. Patrick Boyer