Day: March 12, 2015

Happy Birthday Legal Sourcery!

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By Melanie Hodges Neufeld

CakeToday marks the one year anniversary of Legal Sourcery. What a wonderful year it has been! We have posted 409 posts, surpassed 50,000 hits from 124 countries and won the Canadian Law Blog Award for Best Law Library Blog. Thank you to the Library staff for your contributions and to our loyal readers for making Legal Sourcery such a terrific resource.

The Female View from the Bench 1968 (Throwback Thursday)

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To wrap up our week-long theme in honour of International Women’s Day, for our Throwback today, we found an article in the Ottawa Citizen, December 4, 1968, featuring two female judges from Saskatchewan Tillie Taylor (1922-2011) and Mary Carter (1923-2010). In “The Female View from the Magistrate’s Bench: We’re Still Putting People in Jail Because They’re Poor”, the two judges charged that in Canada it was as much a crime to be poor as ever it was in Dickens’ England.