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By J. Patrick Boyer

This richly precise biography illustrates how a made up our minds Canadian looking justice created an everlasting legacy. via full of life battles, Jim McRuer’s ardour for justice was once translated into legislation that day-by-day contact and guard the lives of thousands today.

James Chalmers McRuer used to be challenging to get besides or maybe a lot loved through 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 with out estate rights, kids with no felony defense, 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 warfare spies all got here in the ambit of J. C. McRuer’s sharp felony 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 final energetic into his 90s.

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