Foreword / Graeme Wynn Introduction 1 First Nations Hunting Activity in Upper Canada and the Robinson Treaties, 1783-1850 2 Ontario's Game Laws and First Nations, 1800-1905 3 First Nations, the Game Commission, and Indian Affairs, 1892-1909 4 Traders, Trappers, and Bureaucrats: The Hudson's Bay Company and Wildlife Conservation in Ontario, 1892-1916 5 The Transitional Indian: Duncan Campbell Scott and the Game Act, 1914-20 6 R. v. Padjena: Local Pressure and Treaty Hunting Rights in Ontario, 1925-31 7 R. v. Commanda, 1937-39 Epilogue Appendices
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This book will find an audience among scholars, students, and lawyers with an interest in Canadian Indigenous history, Canadian law, Indigenous policy, and environmental history. (source: Nielsen Book Data)
Toronto ; Buffalo ; London : Published for the Osgoode Society for Canadian Legal History by University of Toronto Press, 
Book — 1 online resource (x, 239 pages)
Introduction Chapter One: "Such a Program of Legislation": Illegitimacy and Law Reform Chapter Two: "Doubtful of her Veracity": Procedures and Judgment under the Children of Unmarried Parents Act Chapter Three: "I did not bring this child into the world BY MYSELF": Stories of Pregnancy Chapter Four: "Best for Our Babies": The Adoption Mandate Chapter Five: "Haunted by Bills": Lone Motherhood and Poverty Chapter Six: "Known as MRS. S": Cohabitation and the Children of Unmarried Parents Act Conclusions Bibliography.
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Lori Chambers' fascinating study explores the legal history of adoption in Ontario since the passage of the first statute in 1921. This volume explores a wide range of themes and issues in the history of adoption including: the reasons for the creation of statutory adoption, the increasing voice of unmarried fathers in newborn adoption, the reasons for movement away from secrecy in adoption, the evolution of step-parent adoption, the adoption of Indigenous children, and the growth of international adoption. Unlike other works on adoption, Chambers focuses explicitly on statutes, statutory debates and the interpretation of statues in court. In doing so, she concludes that adoption is an inadequate response to child welfare and on its own cannot solve problems regarding child neglect and abuse. Rather, Chambers argues that in order to reform the area of adoption we must first acknowledge that it is built upon social inequalities within and between nations. (source: Nielsen Book Data)
Book — 1 online resource (xi, 258 pages) : illustrations Digital: data file.
1. 'Such a program of legislation': illegitimacy and law reform
2. 'Doubtful of her veracity': procedures and judgment under the Children of Unmarried Parents Act
3. 'I did not bring this child into the world by myself': stories of unwed pregnancy
4. 'Best for our babies': the adoption mandate
5. 'Haunted by bills': lone motherhood and poverty
6. 'Known as Mrs S': cohabitation and the Children of Unmarried Parents Act.
In 1921, despite the passing of legislation intended to ease the consequences of illegitimacy for children (Children of Unmarried Parents Act), reformers in Ontario made no effort to improve the status of unwed mothers. Furthermore, the reforms that were passed served as models for legislation in other provinces and even in some American states, institutionalizing, in essence, the prejudices evident throughout. Until now, historians have not sufficiently studied these measures, resulting in the marginalization of unwed mothers as historical subjects. In Misconceptions, Lori Chambers seeks to redress this oversight. By way of analysis and careful critique, Chambers shows that the solutions to unwed pregnancy promoted in the reforms of 1921 were themselves based upon misconceptions. The book also explores the experiences of unwed mothers who were subjected to the legislation of the time, thus shedding an invaluable light on these formerly ignored subjects. Ultimately, Misconceptions argues that child welfare measures which simultaneously seek to rescue children and punish errant women will not, and cannot, succeed in alleviating child or maternal poverty. (source: Nielsen Book Data)