Ronald Ian Cheffins
Ronald Ian Cheffins
|Occupation||lawyer, judge, law/political science professor|
|Known for||Being a Canadian Constitutional expert and the first lawyer appointed directly to the British Columbia court of appeal (1985)|
The Honourable Ronald Ian Cheffins (born in 1930; PhD; retired) is a professor emeritus of political science and law and the University of Victoria. He was the first lawyer to be appointed directly to the British Columbia court of appeal in 1985. He held the seat until resigning 2 years later in 1987 to return to legal and scholarly practice after finding judicial work too "uncongenial". In 1991 he served as the Vice-Chair on the Law Reform Commission of British Columbia. He is an expert on the Canadian Constitution and has advised five past lieutenant-governors. He is a weekly Friday guest on CFAX 1070's Adam Stirling show, where he discusses both local and world politics.
In 1953, Cheffins was appointed as a Special Commissioner for taking Affidavits within the province of British Columbia by Lieutenant-Governor Clarence Wallace. In 1955, Cheffins graduated from the University of British Columbia with a Bachelor of Laws, before continuing his studies at the university.
- "Ron Cheffins - UVic Professor Emeritus of Law and Political Science" Adam Stirling. Bell Media. CFAX 1070, 2018 October 5. Radio. 9am-12pm
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- "Lieutenant-Governor could force new election if Clark loses confidence motion". The Globe and Mail. 2017-05-21. Retrieved 2017-09-20.
- Reynolds, Christopher (2015-02-27). In the Shadow of the Crown: Some Men Look At Constitutions…. Lulu.com. ISBN 9781483427058.
- "Lieutenant-Governor's decision carried the weight of constitutional convention". The Globe and Mail. 2017-06-30. Retrieved 2017-09-20.
- MacPherson, Ian (June 2012). Reaching Outward and Upward: The University of Victoria, 1963-2013. McGill-Queen's Press - MQUP. ISBN 9780773540323.
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- "Order in Council No. 2148". British Columbia Laws Publication. September 17, 1953.
- "The Ubyssey. Class of 1955" (PDF). University of British Columbia. May 16, 1955.
- "Twenty-Ninth Autumn Congregation for the Conferring of Degrees" (PDF). University of British Columbia. October 28, 1955.
- "Thirtieth Autumn Congregation for the conferring of Degrees" (PDF). University of British Columbia. October 26, 1956.
- Cheffins, Ronald (Spring 2000). "The Royal Prerogative and the Office of the Lieutenant Governor" (PDF). Canadian Parliamentary Review.
- Jackson, D. Michael (2013-08-31). The Crown and Canadian Federalism. Dundurn. ISBN 9781459709898.
- Macfarlane, Emmett (2016). Constitutional Amendment in Canada. University of Toronto Press. ISBN 9781442628731.