Book Review: Canadian Maverick: The Life and Times of Ivan C. Rand, by William Kaplan

Osgoode Hall Law Journal, Vol. 48, 2010

7 Pages Posted: 23 Jan 2011 Last revised: 10 Mar 2011

Jamie Cameron

York University - Osgoode Hall Law School

Date Written: 2010

Abstract

Book review: Canadian Maverick: The Life and Times of Ivan C. Rand, by William Kaplan.

TO LAWYERS, SCHOLARS, AND STUDENTS of a certain generation, Ivan C. Rand was an iconic figure. He is remembered as the judge who forged a singular path for the Supreme Court of Canada in that first, magical decade of final-court supremacy after Privy Council appeals ended. Rand immortalized the Court’s coming of age with glittering decisions showcasing “found” rights that were protected by the Constitution from violations by the state. Extra-judicially, he masterminded a solution to the Ford strike and invented the “Rand formula” - a brilliant device of union security that made union dues mandatory without creating a closed shop. Accomplishments that continue to stand out in Canadian legal historymarked Rand as a man who was ahead of his time.

Keywords: Book review, Canadian Maverick, Ivan C.Rand

Suggested Citation

Cameron, Jamie, Book Review: Canadian Maverick: The Life and Times of Ivan C. Rand, by William Kaplan (2010). Osgoode Hall Law Journal, Vol. 48, 2010. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1745094

Jamie Cameron (Contact Author)

York University - Osgoode Hall Law School ( email )

4700 Keele Street
Toronto, Ontario M3J 1P3
Canada

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