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Law (LAWS)

Department of Law
Faculty of Public Affairs

LAWS 4309 [0.5 credit]

State Security and Dissent

Historical and contemporary analysis of legal responses of Canadian governments to dissent, political opposition, insurrection, etc. Includes trial of political offences (treason, sedition, riot), national security measures (War Measures/Emergencies Act, Official Secrets Act), and other special powers (police, labour, immigration, parliamentary privilege, etc.)
Precludes additional credit for LAWS 4306 (if taken in 1990-91).
Prerequisites: fourth-year Honours standing, LAWS 3305, LAWS 3503 or LAWS 3509.
Seminars three hours a week.

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