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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).

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