Dalhousie University, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada
In 1977 Barry Cahill received a Master of Arts degree from Dalhousie University.
Oxford University, Oxford, England, United Kingdom
In 1983 Barry Cahill obtained a Master of Letters from Oxford University.
(James McGregor Stewart (1889-1955) was perhaps the foremo...)
James McGregor Stewart (1889-1955) was perhaps the foremost Canadian corporate lawyer of his day. He was also an appellate counsel, venture capitalist, Conservative Party fundraiser, bibliographer of Rudyard Kipling, and sometime university teacher of classics. A leader of the bar in the inter-war period, he was the first Maritimer to serve as president of the Canadian Bar Association. He distinguished himself mainly in constitutional cases before the Judicial Committee of the Privy Council. During his career, Stewart was also head of the leading law firm in eastern Canada (now Stewart McKelvey Stirling Scales), director and vice-president of the Royal Bank of Canada, and senior counsel to the Royal Commission on Dominion-Provincial Relations. Above all, Stewart was committed to the idea of law as a truly learned profession and to the bar as the most important legal institution. To this day, no lawyer has held such prestige and power both within and outside Atlantic Canada; in his time he was the only Maritime lawyer who gained full acceptance by every branch of the Canadian establishment. Thematic rather that chronological in approach, this fascinating legal biography provides both a history of a uniquely Canadian career and an interpretation of its significance for Stewart's time and ours.
(A member of what Peter Newman christened the Munitions an...)
A member of what Peter Newman christened the Munitions and Supply Gang in World War II Ottawa, Covert was a protege of the legendary minister of everything, C.D. Howe, for whom he later helped create the post of chancellor of Dalhousie University. Appointed an officer of the Order of Canada in 1982, Covert's citation noted that he had given generously of his counsel and leadership to universities, hospitals, and charitable organizations - an understatement typical of the man, who believed that successful work was its own best reward.
(Prepared to coincide with the 250th anniversary of the es...)
Prepared to coincide with the 250th anniversary of the establishment of Nova Scotia's Supreme Court, this important new volume provides a comprehensive history of the institution, Canada's oldest common law court. The thirteen essays include an account of the first meeting in 1754 of the court in Michaelmas Term, surveys of jurisprudence (the court's early federalism cases; its use of American law; attitudes to the administrative state), and chapters on the courts of Westminster Hall, on which the Supreme Court was modelled, and the various courthouses it has occupied. Anchoring the volume are two longer chapters, one on the pre-confederation period and one on the modern period. Editors Philip Girard, Jim Phillips, and Barry Cahill have put together the first complete history of any Canadian provincial superior court. All of the essays are original, and many offer new interpretations of familiar themes in Canadian legal history. They take the reader through the establishment of the one-judge court to the present day – a unique contribution to our understanding of superior courts.
In 1977 Barry Cahill received a Master of Arts degree from Dalhousie University. In 1983 he obtained a Master of of Letters from Oxford University.
From 1983 to 1997 Barry Cahill was an archivist at Nova Scotia Archives and Records Management in Halifax and was appointed a senior archivist in 1997. He has written numerous historical pieces on the region’s legal history, including the legal profession, the judiciary, and blacks and the. He has also written extensively on religious history, with a focus on Canadian Presbyterianism.
He is also a former editor of the Nova Scotia Historical Review. Currently, Cahill is also a Certified Information Access and Privacy Officer in the Economic and Rural Development and Tourism Department of the Government of Nova Scotia.
(Prepared to coincide with the 250th anniversary of the es...)2004
(A member of what Peter Newman christened the Munitions an...)2004
(James McGregor Stewart (1889-1955) was perhaps the foremo...)2000
Barry Cahill is a member of the Writers Union of Canada, Society of American Archivists, Society of Archivists.