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Canada Reads caught in fact-fiction divide

In extending Canada Reads to include works of non-fiction for the first time since the contest’s inception 10 years ago, the CBC has inadvertently transformed a friendly, domestic literary debate into a geopolitical furor focused on volatile questions of truth and justice in distant totalitarian regimes.

Canada Reads 2012 Day Two

Canada Reads Day Two begins. The 2012 books still in the competition are:

The Game, by Ken Dryden, defended by actor Alan Thicke.

Something Fierce: Memoirs of a Revolutionary Daughter, by Carmen Aguirre, defended by rapper Shad.

On a Cold Road, by Dave Bidini, defended by supermodel and music producer Stacey McKenzie.

The Tiger, by John Vaillant, defended by Quebec reality TV star Anne-France Goldwater.

Canada Reads 2012 Day One

Canada Reads: True Stories is underway, with five celebrity panellists debating the merit of five non-fiction titles during the annual CBC book debate.

“Lola” lawyer Anne France Goldwater said WHAT to Linda Hammerschmid???

You wouldn’t believe it… but Anne-France Goldwater and Linda Hammerschmid actually know one another, and they really like one another! They’ve known each other for MORE THAN 30 YEARS but you certainly wouldn’t be able to tell by the way they attacked one another tooth-and-nail… the segment was supposed to last for half-an-hour … we extended it by 30 minutes… and then we extended it yet again by another 30 minutes. The calls and the texts never stopped. You HAVE to hear it to believe it! I’d love to hear what you think about these two..

Lola vs Eric goes to the Supreme Court of Canada

Anne France Goldwater is Lola’s former lawyer and said, “What hasn’t happened in Quebec, uniquely in Quebec, unlike the rest of Canada, and it’s very weird, is that common-law couples have not attracted the same protection. So you have a whole chapter of our civil law called THE FAMILY, that completely excludes common-law families.”

Top court maps out approach to support changes

Anne-France Goldwater of Montreal’s Goldwater, Dube, counsel for the Women’s Legal Education and Action Fund (LEAF) and the DisAbled Women’s Network Canada (DAWN-RAFH) who intervened in L.M.P. v. L.S., said the groups were “thrilled” with the Supreme Court’s judgment.

“What [they] wanted to establish is that, where there is long-term support provided for in an agreement between a husband and a wife, a husband should not be able to come back with impunity and merely say: ‘We have been divorced this amount of time — cut the support,’ ” Goldwater said.

Au-delà de la vengeance: l’année en justice avec Anne-France Goldwater

De l’affaire Turcotte au procès Shafia, de nombreux dossiers judiciaires ont monopolisé l’attention médiatique en 2011, suscitant à la fois la colère et la fascination du public. Bien connue pour son langage coloré et ses prises de position tranchées, l’avocate en droit familial (et maintenant animatrice d’une émission judiciaire au canal V), Anne-France Goldwater, commente pour Métro les cas les plus marquants de l’année.

Judge Judy n’a qu’à bien se tenir

Le moins que l’on puisse dire au sujet d’Anne-France Goldwater, c’est qu’elle ne passe pas inaperçue, que ce soit par son franc-parler ou par les causes qu’elle défend. Rencontre avec celle qui fait désormais la loi le vendredi soir sur les ondes de V et dont la dernière cause—celle de Lola contre Éric—a tant fait jaser dans les chaumières du Québec.

No shrinking violet

Anne-France Goldwater, BCL’80, is a one-of-a-kind presence on the Quebec legal scene. Her frank manner and shoot-from-the-hip style stand out in a world soaked in protocol and civility. It doesn’t hurt that she has a knack for court cases that grab newspaper headlines.

Meet Canada Reads panelist Anne-France Goldwater

Quebec litigator Anne-France Goldwater may not be familiar to many Canada Reads fans outside la belle province. But that doesn’t mean you should count her out. Known for her tell-it-like-it-is ways, this family law lawyer is known as “Quebec’s Judge Judy.” And with a rep like that, the other Canada Reads panelists better watch out!

Ruling the airwaves with “L’Arbitre”

Anne-France Goldwater, BCL’80, brings her no-holds-barred attitude with her as she rules on small claims arbitration cases on her new television show, L’Arbitre. Finally, a depiction of the hearing of a live case and the rendering of a verdict that is stimulating without insulting the participants – or the viewers’ intelligence!

L'arbitre: un petit teaser…

Je ne sais pas pour vous, mais moi, c’est certain, pour la première fois de ma vie, je vais regarder V Télé. Car c’est ce soir que débute l’émission l’arbitre, avec Me Anne-France Goldwater…

Anne-France Goldwater: attention à l'arbitre!

Anne-France Goldwater, qui animera une cour en direct à V dès vendredi, n’hésite pas à parler de son enfance difficile. «J’ai toujours été comme ça. J’ai une seule face. La même face pour tout le monde et, philosophiquement, ça me plaît», explique-t-elle.

Bien avant de remporter la bataille juridique de Lola contre Éric, Anne-France Goldwater était déjà une star. Pour son sens du spectacle, ses décolletés plongeants, ses seins surdimensionnés, mais aussi pour les batailles qu’elle a menées et gagnées, notamment celle des mariages de même sexe qu’elle a remportée en 2002. À compter de vendredi sur V, l’avocate la plus connue du Québec sera l’arbitre d’une cour en direct dont la moitié des plaignants sont déjà assurés de passer un mauvais quart d’heure.