Ross Lambertson, as an Arts and Science teacher at Camosum College in Victoria, published Repression and Resistance: Canadian Human Rights Activists, 1930-1960 (UTP, 2005), intended to serve as a companion volume to Michael Ignatieff's The Rights Revolution that argues "Canada has become one of the most distinctive rights cultures in the world." Lambertson suggests "Canada has been as, and in some ways more, authoritarian than the United States and Britain, and in the field of equality rights we actually followed the Americans (in the northern states), modelling our early anti-discrimination laws upon their pioneering efforts."

[BCBW 2005]