Dalhousie Law Journal


labour law, employment law, collective labour law, individual, workplace, pluralism, regulation, market


What an honour it is to deliver the first Innis Christie lecture in labour and employment law. My career and Innis' developed in parallel. Our very first publications dealt with tort liability for strikes; our early research dealt with collective labour law; we worked together on a labour law casebook; we both shuffled sideways from labour law into administrative law and lurched from there into legal ethics; we both became labour mediators and arbitrators and then-a logical progression-deans of law. Finally, we both worked on government policy studies, starting with the Woods Task Force in the mid-1960s, though Innis became far more extensively involved with government than I did.