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Speakers and Panels | November 8, 2013
The Fight for Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity Equality in Canada – Pt. 4 (Q & A)

Category: Equality Rights (Section 15), Videos, Speakers and Panels

Question and answer with Delwin Vriend, Barbara Findlay QC, and Dr. Kris Wells.

Speakers and Panels | November 8, 2013
The Fight for Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity Equality in Canada – Pt. 3

Category: Equality Rights (Section 15), Videos, Speakers and Panels

Dr. Kris Wells of the Institute for Minority Studies and Services speaks about sexual minority rights in education.

Speakers and Panels | November 8, 2013
The Fight for Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity Equality in Canada – Pt. 1

Category: Equality Rights (Section 15), Videos, Speakers and Panels

Delwin Vriend reflects on his landmark case (Vriend v Alberta) which resulted in inclusion of sexual orientation as a protected ground in Alberta’s Human Rights Legislation.

Speakers and Panels | September 10, 2013
Constitutional Desuetude Pt. 2 (Q & A)

Category: Videos, Speakers and Panels

Question and answer with Richard Albert on Constitutional Desuetude.

Speakers and Panels | September 10, 2013
Constitutional Desuetude Pt. 1

Category: Videos, Speakers and Panels

Scholars have demonstrated that written constitutions may be amended informally, for instance by judicial interpretation, statutory law, or executive action. But it has yet to be fully appreciated that written constitutions may also be informally amended when a constitutional provision falls into desuetude*. Whereas other forms of informal amendment leave the constitutional text entrenched, unchanged, and politically valid, constitutional desuetude leaves the text entrenched and unchanged but renders it politically invalid.

In this Lecture, Professor Albert will illustrate and theorize the phenomenon of constitutional desuetude with reference to the Canadian and United States Constitutions.

*Desuetude: The condition or state into which anything falls when one ceases to use or practice it; a state of disuse.

Speakers and Panels | May 8, 2013
The New Constitutional “Indian”

Category: Videos, Speakers and Panels

Challenges, Controversies and Consequences of Daniels v Canada. Who is responsible for the more than 600,000 aboriginal peoples across Canada who are either Metis or live off-reserve — Ottawa or the provinces? This lecture explores this question.

Speakers and Panels | May 8, 2013
Judicial Legitimacy: How it is Gained, How it is Lost

Category: Videos, Speakers and Panels

A comparative look at judicial legitimacy in the United States and Canada.

Speakers and Panels | May 7, 2013
Senate Reform in the 21st Century

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The speakers at the Senate Event addressed the significance of the Government of Canada’s proposed Senate reforms in Bill C-7.

Speakers and Panels | October 18, 2012
David Frum “Judicial Legitimacy: How it is Gained, How it is Lost”

Category: Videos, Speakers and Panels

24th Annual McDonald Lecture in Constitutional Studies. A comparative look at judicial legitimacy in the United States and Canada. David Frum is a contributing editor at Newsweek and The Daily Beast and a CNN contributor. He is the author of seven books, including most recently, his first novel Patriots, published in April 2012.

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