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McNally Robinson Booksellers,
The University of Manitoba Faculty of Law
University of BC Press
Kim Brooks
Justice Bertha Wilson:
One Woman’s Difference

Tuesday October 26, 7:00 pm
Grant Park in the Atrium
Bertha Wilson’s appointment as the first female justice of the Supreme Court of Canada in 1982 capped off a career of firsts. Wilson had been the first woman lawyer and partner at a prominent Toronto law firm and the first woman appointed to the Ontario Court of Appeal. Her death in 2007 has, in turn, provoked reflection on her contributions to law and the legal profession and the question, what difference do women judges make?
Justice Bertha Wilson examines Wilson’s career from a wide range of feminist perspectives. The book is a portrait of a complex woman and highlights her contributions to the Canadian legal landscape and addresses many of the issues that she grappled with in her life and career.
Kim Brooks is the Dean at the Schulich School of Law at Dalhousie University. Contributors Dr. Lorna Turnbull and Professor Debra Parkes are Law Professors at the University of Manitoba and they will also be in attendance.
This event is presented by the Faculty of Law, University of Manitoba in association with LEAF Manitoba, a branch of Women’s Legal Education and Action Fund Inc., and WISE (Working in Support of Equality) Endowment Fund; and The Centre for Human Rights Research Initiative (CHRR).

McNally Robinson Booksellers Grant Park
1120 Grant Ave.
Winnipeg, Manitoba
R3M 2A6

Phone 204-475-0483
(Toll Free 1-800561-1833)


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The FLF is thrilled to announce this very special invitation!

McNally Robinson Booksellers


The Social Justice and Human Rights Research Project

Faculty of Law, University of Manitoba

in association with

LEAF Manitoba


Constance Backhouse

 Friday October 15, 7:00 pm

Grant Park in the Atrium

 Special invitation to members of the Feminist Legal Forum: Dinner with Constance Backhouse at 5:30pm in Prairie Ink Restaurant (McNally Robinson) – Please RSVP to Debra Parkes at parkesd@ms.umanitoba.ca if you plan to attend. Don’t miss the great opportunity to meet one of Canada’s leading feminist legal scholars.

 The mission of The Feminist History Society is to publish books about the women’s movement in Canada between 1960 and 2010, books written by the very participants in the movement. The content of the books reflects the diversity and dynamism, strength and spirit of the movement. This special evening will involve a discussion of the Society and of Feminist Journeys edited by Marguerite Andersen, the first publication in their subscription series.

 Constance Backhouse holds the positions of Distinguished University Professor and University Research Chair at the Faculty of Law, University of Ottawa.  She is internationally known for her feminist research and publications on sex discrimination and the legal history of gender and race in Canada.  A legal scholar who uses a narrative style of writing, her most recent books and articles profile the fascinating ways in which women and racialized communities have struggled to obtain justice within the legal system.

 McNally Robinson Booksellers Grant Park

1120 Grant Ave.

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