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Thomas Berger fonds Series
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Habitual Criminals

Series consists of correspondence, clippings, case law, legal documents and notes related to several cases in which Berger defended persons on trial as habitual criminals, including Daniel Hadden (sometimes spelled Haddon), George Paton, and Marga...

Subject files related to party politics

Series consists of subject files related to Berger’s leadership of the New Democratic Party (NDP) of British Columbia and electoral campaign of 1969, arranged by exisiting file classification numbers, together with several scrapbooks and files con...

Gee v. Freeman

Series consists of a letter from Thomas Berger to George Gee dated May 28, 1958, regarding the appeal of the Gee v. Freeman case.

Ironworkers Case

Series consists of clippings, notes and legal documents related to the Dominion Bridge v. International Union of Bridge, Structural and Ornamental Ironworkers, Local 97 and Attorney General of British Columbia case related to the Ironworkers strik...

Battaglia v. Workmen’s Compensation Board

Series consists of legal documents, clippings, and notes related to a case in which, Louis Battaglia, a retired hard-rock miner who had silicosis, sought a pension. The case was heard in the B.C. Court of Appeal in 1960.

R. v. White and Bob

Series consists of correspondence, notes and legal documents related to the R. v. White and Bob treaty rights case heard in the Court of Appeal for British Columbia in 1964 and the Supreme Court of Canada in 1965.

Jones v. Bennett

Series consists of clippings, correspondence, notes, memos and legal documents related to the heard in the British Columbia Court of Appeal in 1966, and the Supreme Court of Canada, 1968 in which George Jones, chairman of the Purchasing Commission...

R. v. Abbey

Series consists of notes, clippings and legal documents related to the prosecution of Bruce Abbey on the charge of possession of marijuana in 1966.

Mackenzie Valley Pipeline Inquiry subject files

Series consists of subject files of material relating to the Mackenzie Valley Pipeline Inquiry, predominantly from 1974 to 1978, including copies of articles and comments, correspondence with the Department of Indian and Northern Affairs, press cl...

Speeches

Series consists of files assembled for speaking engagements and speeches as well as speaking tours undertaken or planned by Thomas Berger from 1977 to 1994, arranged by the records’ creator in four subseries corresponding to four periods: 1977-198...

Canadian Judicial Council subject files

Series consists of subject files, arranged alphabetically, related to the Canadian Judicial Council’s investigation of a complaint in 1981 concerning Mr. Justice T. R. Berger, including files pertaining to the complaint by Mr. Justice Addy, corres...

Bora Laskin and the Canadian Judicial Council

Series consists of clippings and correspondence related to Berger’s public remarks in 1981 regarding the failure of the Canadian government to include aboriginal treaty rights in the Canadian Constitution, the Canadian Judicial Council’s decision ...

Japanese Canadians redress subject files

Series consists of files of correspondence, and speeches by Thomas Berger regarding redress for losses suffered by Japanese Canadians in Canada during and after the war of 1939-1945, a file of material related to the National Association of Japane...

Alaska Native Review Commission subject files

Series consists of subject files related to the conduct of the Alaska Native Review Commission from 1983 to 1987, arranged alphabetically, including files pertaining to the commissioner’s activities, intervenors, consultants, and interested partie...

Richard Price (Prosecution of)

Series consists of clippings, journal articles, notes, case law and reports related to the prosecution of Richard Price, a member of the Department of Indian and Northern Affairs, for breach of trust. (The case did not go to court.)

Griffin

Series consists of Berger’s handwritten notes on the opening statement in a case in which a student sued a teacher for injuries sustained during a physical education class.

Blueberry River Band v. Canada

Series consists of the Appellant’s Factum in the Blueberry River Band v. Canada, (also known as Apassin v. Canada) treaty rights case of 1988. The Blueberry River Band was previously known as the Beaver Band.

Dersch v. Canada (Attorney General)

Series consists of clippings, correspondence, reports and legal documents related to the case Dersch v. Canada case heard in the Supreme Court of Canada in 1990. Dersch had been charged with trafficking drugs, and the evidence against him was prim...

Prior v. Revenue Canada

Series consists of clippings, legal documents, pamphlets and case law related to the Dr. Jerrilyn Prior’s case, heard in the Federal Court of Appeal in 1989, regarding the refusal to pay taxes toward military expenditures based on freedom of consc...

Just v. The Queen

Series consists of legal documents related to the Supreme Court of Canada Case brought by John Just against the Canadian government for liability for negligence when carrying out public duties.

R. v. Chambers

Series consists of legal documents related to the R. v. Chambers case heard in the Supreme Court of Canada in 1990.

Sardar Sarovar Projects Independent Review files

Series consists of files related to the Sardar Sarovar Projects Independent Review undertaken in 1991-1992 for the World Bank by Bradford Morse, Chairman, and Thomas Berger, Deputy Chairman. The files are arranged according to a file classificatio...

FIDH mission files

Series consists of correspondence, financial statements and expense reports, pamphlets, memos, reports, clippings, and handwritten notes. Documents relate to a mission to Chile in 1997 conducted by Berger with Claude Katz, a Parisian lawyer, under...

Athey v. Leonati

Series consists of a legal document and memo related to the case against Leonati brought to the Supreme Court of Canada by Jon Athey in 1996, for damages related to a car accident.

Renaerts v. Vancouver General Hospital

Series consists of legal documents, clippings and notes related to the malpractice suit on behalf of Ximena Renaerts, who had suffered brain damage when she was born, heard in the Supreme Court of British Columbia in 1998.

Narmada subject files

Series consists of correspondence, clippings, reports, and other documents accumulated by Berger and related to the Sardar Sarovar Dam projects subsequent to Berger's involvement therein, on behalf of the World Bank, in 1991-1992. Also inclu...

Nunavut (NTI) files

Series consists of correspondence, reports, clippings and published materials, personnel records, contracts, memos, and other documents related to Berger's role as conciliator regarding the meaning and implementation of the Nunavut Land Claim...

Chief Paulette v. the Queen

Series consisting of records related to the case of Chief Paulette v. the Queen created by the Supreme Court of Canada on Appeal From the Court of Appeal of the Northwest Territories. Series consists of four bound volumes.