Download e-book for iPad: Chief Justice W.R. Jackett: By the Law of the Land by Richard W. Pound;Dick Pound

By Richard W. Pound;Dick Pound

ISBN-10: 0773518983

ISBN-13: 9780773518988

After graduating from the collage of Saskatchewan's university of legislations, Jackett was once selected as a Rhodes pupil. He again to Canada from Oxford no longer lengthy sooner than the outbreak of worldwide conflict II and joined the ten-man division of Justice as a junior attorney. via amazing labor, rigorous felony research, and an inclination for association, he ultimately grew to become Canada's 8th deputy minister of Justice. He left this place after 3 years to develop into normal information for the Canadian Pacific Railway and was once later appointed president of the Exchequer court docket of Canada. He fast made over the extent of provider supplied by way of the court docket to the criminal career and the general public and was once instrumental in either the construction of the Canadian Judicial Council and the layout and production of the hot Federal courtroom of Canada. because the first leader justice of the Federal court docket, he led the hot court docket by way of instance, moulding it into the best and potent court docket within the kingdom, regardless of competition from provincial stronger courts and the superb court docket of Canada. After fifteen years at the Bench he retired in 1979 on the top of his judicial profession, believing that this might support the court docket improve. He endured to paintings in relative obscurity at what he enjoyed top - fixing felony difficulties - yet by no means back seemed ahead of the courts.

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He explained that as a result of the election he had lost his job and did not know what he was going to do. Estey, who had been elected a Liberal member in the election, told him that he would take care of the problem and he did. Jackett got a new job in the basement of the building, delivering mail and running errands. There was a tradition that the Saskatchewan Rhodes scholars were looked after until they left for Oxford, no matter what, and in Jackett's case the tradition was honoured. He left Regina at the end of the summer and spent a few days visiting his grandparents in Imperial before heading to Kamsack to prepare for the trip to England.

Even during the depths of the Depression, in addition to all his various jobs, Harry was still active in community affairs. It is a mark of his industry and confidence that he was able to buy a new car in late 1936. Fanny lived the life of an important lady in the small town of Kamsack, which was commensurate with the position of the family in the community, and was a moving force with the Ladies Aid of the United Church. The society ladies of the town made calls upon each other with calling cards of the Victorian style.

During the Depression, the students all knew that there was little likelihood of getting any work in Saskatchewan after they graduated, since nobody could afford to pay juniors anything, with the result that they were able to concentrate on the fundamental principles and functions of the legal system. There were none of the 'specialty' law courses that now lard law-school curricula. Even Dean Cronkite, who thought Jackett was a brilliant scholar and who was one of those who pushed him towards a Rhodes scholarship, gave him only two first-class marks in all the courses he taught, and these were marks of eighty-one.

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