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I. George Bush & the Iraq War

1) The Chinese/U.S. Incident at Hainan - A Confrontation of Super Powers and Civilizations (Five Unanswered Questions) - 2001 (written before the attack of September 11, 2001)

2) Bush Could Learn from War of 1812 (Montreal Gazette, November 28, 2002)

3) Iraq and the Peace (Montreal Gazette, May 16, 2003)


II. Pierre Elliott Trudeau

1) "A Remarkable Personality Has Been Revealed" (written October 5, 2006)

2) "Une personnalité remarquable se révèle" (le 5 octobre 2006)

3) Trudeau's First Coffee Party (written May 23, 2005)

4) Le premier coffee-party de Trudeau (translation)

5) Last Lunch with Trudeau (Toronto Star, September 28, 2001)

6) Un dernier dîner avec Trudeau (translation) (written 2000) (September 28, 2001)

7) Lettre au Devoir - Le 18 octobre 2003 (Montréal, Le Devoir, le 24 octobre 2003 - avec modifications)

8) Reflections on the Referendum Debate and the October Crisis of 1970

9) Le Référendum et la Crise d'octobre (1970) (translation)


III. U.S.A.

1) Should New Orleans Be Rebuilt (from a Social, Political and Economic Point of View)? (Speech delivered at the University Club, Montreal, November 15, 2005)

2) Why Canada Did Not Join the American Revolution in 1776

3) Martin Luther King Jr.'s View of Canada

4) Subprime Crisis (Letters to the Editor, Toronto Star, (Sent) December 31, 2007)

5) Le Péril Américain (Lettres, Le Devoir, (Envoyée) le 21 Janvier 2008)


IV. Mulroney/Schreiber Affair

1) Re: Don't extradite Schreiber, but have a full enquiry (Letters to the Editor, The Gazette, (Sent) November, 28 2007)

2) Re: Dan Gardner Op-ed (Letters to the Editor, Ottawa Citizen, (Sent) December 2, 2007)

3) Re: MP's didn't shake Mulroney's version (Letters to the Editor, The Gazette, (Sent) December 16, 2007)

4) Re: Eteignez les Projecteurs (Carrefour des Lecteurs, (Envoyé) Le Soleil, 18 Décembre 2007)

5) Re: Mulroney Inquiry is Worth the Price (Letters to the Editor, Toronto Star, (sent) December 22, 2007)

6) Re: Norman Spector on Mulroney Inquiry (Letters to the Editor, Globe and Mail, (sent) January 4, 2008)

V. Jean Chrétien

1) Chrétien Should "Go Gentle into that Good Night" (Toronto Star, October 4, 2003, and Montreal Gazette, October 5, 2003)

2) Chrétien devrait "Go Gentle into that Good Night" (translation)

3) What Sheila Copps, Paul Martin and Jean Chrétien Should Do (Toronto Star, September 24, 2003, and Montreal Gazette, September 25, 2003 (with emendations))


VI. Jacques Parizeau

1) Jacques Parizeau Revises the History of the October Crisis

2) La mémoire sélective de Parizeau à propos de la crise d'octobre (translation)

3) Octobre 1970 et le "gouvernement provisoire" - Parizeau (Montréal, Le Devoir, le 26 juin 2001)


VII. Bernard Landry

1) Bernard Landry's New Official Residence. A Comparison in Style With Robert Bourassa. (Montreal Gazette and Ottawa Citizen, November 29, 2001)

2) La nouvelle résidence officielle de Bernard Landry. Bourassa et Landry: deux hommes, deux styles de vie. (translation)


VIII. October Crisis, 1970

1) Lettre au Devoir - Le 18 octobre 2003 (Montréal, Le Devoir, le 24 octobre 2003 - avec modifications)

2) Jacques Parizeau Revises the History of the October Crisis

3) La mémoire sélective de Parizeau à propos de la crise d'octobre

4) Octobre 1970 et le "gouvernement provisoire" - Parizeau (Montréal, Le Devoir, le 26 juin 2001)

5) Reflections on the Referendum Debate and the October Crisis of 1970

6) Le Référendum et la Crise d'octobre (1970) (translation)

7) New Light from England on the October Crisis, 1970? (Montreal Gazette, January 10, 2001)


IX. Mixed Jurisdictions

1) Mixed Jurisdictions, Language, Legislatures and Courts
(2003) 78 Tul. L. Rev. 176-218

2) Mixed Jurisdictions: common law vs. civil law (codified and uncodified) (Part I) 4 Uniform L. Rev. (N.S.) 1999-3, 591-619.

3) Mixed Jurisdictions: common law vs. civil law (codified and uncodified) (Part II) 4 Uniform L. Rev. (N.S.) 1999-4, 877-908.

4) Mixed jurisdictions: common law vs. civil law (codified and uncodified) (2000) 60 La. L. Rev. 677-738.

5) Maritime Law as a Mixed Legal System (With Particular Reference to the Distinctive Nature of American Maritime Law, Which Benefits from both Its Civil and Common Law Heritages) (1999) 23 Tul. Mar. L.J. 317-350.


X. Miscellaneous

1) Non à la Fusion des Bourses de Montréal et Toronto (Lettres, Le Devoir, 12 Décembre 2007)

2) Re: Crusader's Last Hurrah (Letters to the Editor, Globe and Mail, (Sent) November 18, 2007)

3) The Charter 25 Years Ago (February 2007)

4) Cornelius Krieghoff, the Shakspeare Club and the Annexation Manifesto (September 2006)

5) Parallel Government in Lebanon and Gaza (History repeats itself) (July 2006)

6) Le gouvernement parallèle du Hezbollah au Liban et le Gaza (une histoire qui se répète) (juillet 2006)

7) Béliveau and Cardinal Léger (February 2006)

8) Béliveau et le cardinal Léger ("Le Soleil", Quebec, February 10, 2006)

9) Lettre au Devoir du 20 octobre 2005 concernant le manifeste "Pour un Québec lucide" ("Le Devoir", le 26 octobre 2005)

10) McGill's Greatest Law Student: The Unknown Scholar (McGill News, Fall 2003)

11) The Queen at the Olympics, 1976 (Twenty-Six Years Ago) (Toronto Globe and Mail, October 4, 2002)

12) A Reply to Mordecai Richler on Anti-Semitism in Quebec (Ottawa National Post June 3, 2000 (in part) and Montreal Gazette, June 4, 2000)