Wednesday, June 10, 2020. Downtown Charter Series presented by Associate Professor Ubaka Ogbogu, University of Alberta. Canadian medical assistance in dying (MAID) laws were recently updated. However, they remain controversial in so many ways. Who qualifies? Who does not and why? Can health care providers object to any involvement in MAID? What safeguards to prevent abuse are in place? Professor Ogbogu answers these questions and more from the perspective of the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms.
Wednesday, May 20, 2020, Webinar presentation by Professors David Dyzenhaus and Paul Daly where they explore what a state of emergency means, examine Canada’s federal and provincial responses to the current public health crisis, and suggest strategies on how to ensure that government power is not abused.
Anna Lund, Assistant Professor, Faculty of Law, University of Alberta. Does a corporation have the right to be protected from 'cruel and unusual punishment' under section 12 of the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms?Assistant Professor Anna Lund discusses the Supreme Court of Canada case that was heard on January 22, 2020, on this issue. She situates the case in the longer history of Canadian cases on the Charter rights of corporations.