My Life at the Bar and Beyond

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McGill-Queen's Press - MQUP, Sep 22, 2005 - Biography & Autobiography - 196 pages
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A litigation lawyer for fifty years, Paterson describes some of his earlier cases, including those involving alleged brainwashing experiments at the Allan Memorial Institute funded by the CIA. He offers behind-the-scenes views of the fight against Bill 101, campaigning for the No Committee in the 1980 Quebec referendum, and the stand-off at Oka between Mohawks and the provincial police. Paterson also charts his involvement in establishing the McGill University Health Centre and the plans for a new major teaching hospital as well as directing the development and expansion of Bishop's University during his time as president and chancellor.
 

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Contents

Ancestors
3
Growing up in Montreal and Murray Bay
9
On and off the Ships and before the Courts
31
The Poirier Commission
67
The Montreal Olympics
74
The Positive Action Committee Language Legislation
88
McGill University
100
The Oka Crisis
122
The McGill Teaching Hospitals
138
In Memoriam
161
Appendices
173
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Alex K. Paterson is co-chair, McGill Institute for the Study of Canada. He was chancellor of Bishop's University from 1995-2004 and chairman of the Board of McGill from 1990-1994. He is an officer of the Order of Canada and the Order of Quebec.

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