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by Maxwell Yalden

  • Author: Maxwell Yalden
  • ISBN: 1442640073
  • ISBN13: 978-1442640078
  • ePub: 1849 kb | FB2: 1746 kb
  • Language: English
  • Category: Social Sciences
  • Publisher: University of Toronto Press, Scholarly Publishing Division; 1 edition (August 15, 2009)
  • Pages: 256
  • Rating: 4.4/5
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Transforming Rights: Reflections from the Front Lines ePub download

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Transforming rights: Reflections from the front lines

Transforming rights: Reflections from the front lines. Transforming Rights contends that Canadian rights principles reflect a unique history and character and examines the interplay of historical and contemporary Canadian standards with comparable international norms.

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Redirected from Maxwell Yalden). Maxwell Freeman Yalden, CC (April 12, 1930 – February 9, 2015) was a Canadian civil servant and diplomat. Born in Toronto, Ontario, he received a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Toronto in 1952, a Master of Arts degree in 1954 and a P. in 1956 from the University of Michigan. He joined the Department of External Affairs in 1956. From 1969 to 1973, he was assistant under-secretary of state and in 1973 was deputy minister of communications.

As the subtitle indicates, this career put Yalden at the front lines of some of the most important and innovative developments in recent Canadian political life

As the subtitle indicates, this career put Yalden at the front lines of some of the most important and innovative developments in recent Canadian political life. The period from the 1970s to the 1990s witnessed a "rights revolution" in all Western democracies, with strengthened equality rights for women, people with disabilities, and gays and lesbians.

Maxwell Yalden began his career in the Department of External Affairs; he was posted to Moscow and Paris, and later as ambassador to Belguim. As Canada's Language Commissioner from 1977-1984, he worked to reinforce the Official Languages Act, and language equality, encouraging Canadians to become more inclusive in their attitudes towards both official languages. Chief Commissioner of the Canadian Human Rights Commission from 1987-1996, he also served for eight years as a member of the United Nations Human Rights Committee. Transforming Rights draws on Yalden's extensive experience in rights work to provide a personal assessment of how issues of human rights and language rights have evolved over the past forty years, both within Canada and internationally.

Transforming Rights contends that Canadian rights principles reflect a unique history and character and examines the interplay of historical and contemporary Canadian standards with comparable international norms. Yalden argues that Canada's rights achievements demonstrate that though it may not be possible to change beliefs and attitudes through policy and legislation, it is certainly possible to change behaviour - facilitating the expansion of rights. Authoritative and anecdotal, Yalden offers an informed insider's opinion on continuously evolving human rights norms and the impact they have had on the way that people live their lives.