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The Last Day, the Last Hour: Currie Libel Trial
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Charged by a newspaper editorial that he needlessly wasted lives by sending troops into battle on November 11, 1918, the last day of the great war, Sir Arthur Currie (Canada's most illustrious general of WW I), sued for libel and retained W.N. Tilley, K.C., the leading lawyer of the day. This book reconstructs the events leading up to the trial and the trial itself, one of the most sensational in Canadian history.
About the Author
The Honourable Justice Robert J. Sharpe of the Court of Appeal for Ontario is a former civil litigator who served as Dean at the Faculty of Law, University of Toronto. He was elected Fellow of the Royal Society of Canada in 1991 and he served as Justice at the Ontario Court of Justice (General Division), now the Superior Court of Justice, from 1995 to 1999. He is the author of numerous scholarly articles and several books including: The Law of Habeas Corpus (Second Edition, 1989); The Last Day, the Last Hour: The Currie Libel Trial (1988); and The Charter of Rights and Freedoms (Third Edition, 2005) (with Kent Roach). He also authored Brian Dickson: A Judge's Journey (2003) (with Kent Roach), The Persons Case: The Origins and Legacy of the Fight for Legal Personhood (2007) (with Patricia McMahon). Justice Sharpe is also a frequent lecturer at academic conferences and professional development seminars. He is the author of Injunctions and Specific Performance and the co-author of Meehan & Sharpe on Appellate Advocacy DVD (Canada Law Book).