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Ruby, Clay v. Air Canada

File consists of correspondence, memoranda, legal documents, and itineraries/tickets/boarding passes pertaining to Ruby's small claims court claim against Air Canada after missing a flight.

Summit complaint

File consists of correspondence, affidavits, a complaint statement and reports pertaining to arrests at a 18 June 1988 demonstration at the Economic Summit Conference and a subsequent complaint filed by Ruby against the Toronto Police Department regarding the rights of prisoners to counsel.

Stephen Leacock Home

File consists of correspondence, memoranda and legal documents pertaining to a dispute about lands adjacent to the Stephen Leacock estate, which were purchased by Ruby's father and sold by Ruby to City of Orillia.

Stewart, Melissa

File consists of memoranda, correspondence, pamphlets, minutes and articles pertaining to Melissa Stewart, director of Project Another Change, a not-for-profit organization assisting women prisoners, and Ruby's support of her work.

Toronto Star

File consists of correspondence and a draft article written by Ruby for publication in the Toronto Star.

Toronto Star letters 1990

File consists of a letter to the the ombudsman at the Toronto Star regarding a complaint made by Ruby on behalf of Lorne Nystrum.

Old Globe & Mail columns

File consists of correspondence, draft articles, newspaper clippings, notes, legal documents, and journal articles pertaining to Ruby's column for the Globe and Mail, "The Fifth Column." Included is correspondence with proofreaders and letters sent by readers. Topics covered in this file and in his articles include Clayoquot Sound, Clara Brett Martin and anti-semitism, the Toronto Police Department's Special Investigations Unit, legal aid, Solicitor General Doug Lewis, Ernst Zundel, hiring policies of the Toronto Fire Department, the sexual abuse of patients, and Ruby's layoff from the Globe and Mail.

Police correspondence 1987, 1988

File consists of correspondence, complaint reports, newspaper clippings, notes, and letters to the editor regarding the Toronto Police Department's response to the 1988 Economic Summit demonstration and other complaints about police conduct submitted by Ruby.

Personal 1982 (inclu C/V

File consists of photographic portraits of Ruby, wine labels, Ruby's CV, personal correspondence, personal financial records, financial statements for Ruby and Edwardh, notes, and correspondence relating to a Law Society of Upper Canada meeting to be held at his cottage.

Police letters

File pertains to complaints made by Ruby against the Toronto Police Department.

Politicians 1989

File consists of correspondence to and from politicians on a variety of topics.

Politicians : Jan. 1/90 to April 30/94

File consists predominantly of Ruby's correspondence sent to and received from a variety of politicians, attorney generals and other official bodies regarding topics such as Clayoquot Sound, criminal law, government and judicial appointments, gun control, policing, his columns in the Globe & Mail, libel law, Law Society of Upper Canada lay benchers, and wrongful convictions. Other records in this file include memoranda, legal documents, newspaper clippings, speaking notes, CVs, government bills, notes, and journal articles. Also included are letters to the editor and recommendation letters written by Ruby.

Old Globe & Mail columns

File consists of correspondence, draft articles, legal documents, notes, newspaper clippings, journal articles, reports and memoranda pertaining to Ruby's column in the Globe and Mail, "The Fifth Column." Ruby's articles cover a variety of topics, including human rights, freedom of speech and libel laws, the Toronto Police Department, Quebec sovereignty, Sunday shopping, Canadian peacekeepers, regulation of judges, legal aid, gun control, the rape shield law, judicial appointments, fees for lawyers, and the wrongful convictions of Donald Marshall Jr. and David Milgaard.

Globe & Mail letters 1987

File consists of correspondence, draft articles, newspaper clippings, and journal articles pertaining to Ruby's letters to the editor on a variety of legal, political and social justice topics, as well as correspondence written to him in response to his letters.

Meech Lake

File consists of newspaper clippings, reports, magazine articles pertaining to the Meech Lake Accord.

Book reviews 1990

File pertains to the review of law books by Ruby and others when he served as book review editor for Criminal Law Quarterly in 1990.

Free speech

File consists of a newspaper article, an editorial on free speech from Liberal Opinion Week.

Globe and Mail letters 1982

File consists of correspondence, notes, newspaper clippings relating to Ruby's book reviews and work as counsel for the paper, as well as his letters to the editor.

Book reviews 1991

File consists of correspondence, invoices and newsletter relating to Ruby's role as book review editor for the Criminal Law Quarterly.

Death penalty

File consists of correspondence, news releases, newspaper clippings, reports, a transcript and a newsletter relating to Ruby's efforts against the reintroduction of the death penalty in Canada, including his appearance on a TV Ontario program on this subject.

Death penalty

File consists of correspondence and newspaper clippings relating to Bill C-272 and the death penalty in Canada.

Book reviews 1987

File consists of correspondence, draft book reviews and notes relating to Ruby's role as book review editor for the Criminal Law Quarterly.

Advocacy '87

File pertains to Advocacy '87, a conference held by the Continuing Legal Education Society of Nova Scotia, held in Halifax, October 23/24, 1987, where Ruby gave a speech.

Amnesty International 1992

File consists of copies of letters sent by Ruby in response Amnesty International urgent action appeals, including letters regarding the executions of Joseph Faulder and Robert Alton Harris.

Book reviews

File consists of correspondence and draft book reviews of law-related books written by Ruby and sent to the Globe and Mail.

Book reviews 1988

File consists of correspondence, book reviews, review proofs pertaining to written reviews of legal texts for the Criminal Law Quarterly, for which Ruby served as book review editor, including many reviews and correspondence sent between Judge Hugh Silverman and Ruby.

Book reviews 1989

File consists of correspondence regarding Ruby's role as book review editor of the Criminal Law Quarterly.

General : Sept. 1/98 to June 30/99

File consists predominantly of correspondence sent and received by Ruby, including his letters to the editor of the Law Times and the Globe & Mail, personal correspondence, fan letters, recommendation letters, and job applications. Other records are notes, papers, CVs, newspaper clippings, reports, legal documents, memoranda, student evaluations and government bills. These records pertain to Ruby's involvement with the White Ribbon Campaign and a fundraising barbecue held at his home, former legal cases, his legal and political opinions, and Law Society of Upper Canada bencher elections.

General : Oct. 1, 1997 to Aug. 31, 1998

File consists predominantly of correspondence sent and received by Ruby, including personal letters, letters of congratulations, letters to the editor, job applications, requests for legal opinions or referrals, invitation to events, fan letters, and requests for representation. Other records in this file are related CVs, financial agreements, conference materials, memoranda, notes, magazine articles, newspaper clippings, journal articles reports, a draft book review, and legal documents. These records pertain to firm finances, Ruby's appearances on television, his defense of Michael Stadtlander, PEN Canada events, his opposition to the spring bear hunt, the Dionne sisters apology, and the conviction of Yaser Sharif.

General : September 1, 1995 to Dec. 31/96

File consists predominantly of correspondence sent and received by Ruby, including letters of recommendation, letters to the editor and complaint letters written by Ruby, requests for participation in events, responses to his Toronto Star column, and job applications. Other records in this file are memoranda, reports, legal documents, journal articles, case materials, newspaper clippings, notes, and CVs. Topics covered include deportation of suspected war criminals, the Guy Paul Morin case, and the activities of the Law Society of Upper Canada discipline committee.

General file : January 1, 1995 to November 30, 1995

File consists predominantly of correspondence sent or received by Ruby, including personal correspondence, requests for legal help, legal opinions offered and requested, Ruby's letters to the editor and other protest letters, responses to his column, "Talking Point," in the Toronto Star, job applications, letters of recommendation, and invitation to events. Other records in this file are notes, memoranda, CVs, legal documents, government bills, and a draft article by Ruby for the Law Times. Topics covered include logging at Clayoquot Sound, fundraising for THIS Magazine, and Ruby's work as a bencher for the Law Society of Upper Canada. Correspondents documented in this file include Jane Jacobs, Mendelson Joe and Laura Legge.

General file : May 1/94 to Dec. 30/94

File consists predominantly of correspondence sent and received by Ruby, particularly his letters to the editor, personal letters, requests for legal help, recommendation letters, fan letters and hate mail, invitations to events, and job applications. Other records in this file include related newspaper clippings, interoffice memoranda, CVs, legal documents, journal articles, speaking notes, newsletters, press releases, and notes.

General file : Sept. 01/92 to June 30/93

File consists predominantly of correspondence sent and received by Ruby, including requests for participation in events, job applications, letters regarding his Globe & Mail column, letters regarding logging in British Columbia, letters of recommendation, personal correspondence and requests for his legal opinion and help. Other records in this file are related newspaper clippings, CVs, memoranda, notes, financial statements, journal articles and newsletters.

General : September 1, 1990 to March 31, 1991

File consists of records created or accumulated by Clayton Ruby, including correspondence, newspaper clippings, memoranda, newsletters, CVs, legal documents, and reports. Correspondence in this file includes letters sent to Ruby requesting employment, legal help, and participation in activities/organization, as well as copies of correspondence sent by Ruby. These records document Ruby's interest in prisoners' rights, his media appearances, legal cases and issues with which he was involved during this period, and his anti-nuclear weapons activism.

General : Jan. 1/92 to Aug. 31/92

File consists of records created or accumulated by Ruby. Correspondence in this file consists of letters sent and received by Ruby, including letters of recommendation, letters regarding Ruby's column (The Fifth Column) in the Globe & Mail, thank-you letters, his letters to the editor, invitations to events, and personal letters. Other records in this file, including newspaper clippings, reports, newsletters, memoranda, journal articles and speaking notes, pertain to a variety of subjects, such as Ruby's committee work as a bencher of the Law Society of Upper Canada, the Ontario Legal Aid Plan, Ruby & Edwardh office administration, and his legal and activist work.

General file 3

File consists of correspondence, CVs, interoffice memoranda, journal articles, notes, legal documents, newspaper clippings, and catalogues created or accumulated by Clayton Ruby. Correspondence in this file includes Ruby's complaint letters, his letters to the editor of the Globe & Mail, as well as letters of congratulations, and correspondence to and from politicians. Records in this file pertain to legal cases, job applications, Ruby's book "Sentencing", charitable donations, wine purchases, his work as a bencher of the Law Society of Upper Canada, speaking engagements, and his activities as book review editor for Criminal Law Quarterly.

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