Dalhousie Law Journal


Federal State Clauses, Conventions, Hague Conference, Private International Law, Canada, Civil Aspects, International Child Abduction.


Dean Read would have been pleased, I believe, with this year's events since Canada has ratified The Hague Convention on the Civil Aspects of International Child Abduction.' This is a first for Canada in its participation in The Hague Conference on Private International Law. Dean Read worked hard and effectively to promote Canada's participation in that Conference and he was the Atlantic regional representative on the Canadian delegation to the first plenary session attended by Canadian delegates in 1968. I had the honour to work with him at that time and to be closely associated with him for many years in the field of legal education and the work of the Uniform Law Conference of Canada, as it is now called. For these reasons, and others, it is a'privilege to be here on yet another occasion devoted to the greening of his memory. We share still with Mrs. Read a real sense of loss but rejoice that his work lives on. Si monumentum requiris, circumspice - if it is a monument you seek, look about you.