Tuesday, July 14, 2009


The Osgoode Society for Canadian Legal History has been handing out prizes. Janet Ajzenstat, whose Idea File blog has more than once been among "This Week's Links" at right, is receiving the inaugural John T. Saywell Prize for Canadian Constitutional Legal History for her book The Canadian Founding: John Locke and Parliament. Ajzenstat, you might say, admires Lockean liberal principles; recently on her blog she has been looking sceptically at Ian MacKay's much less approving (also prize-winning) take on 19th century liberal traditions in Canada.
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