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Emergencies and the Rule of Learning
Jocelyn Stacey* | July 20, 2020 | Blog

The COVID-19 pandemic raises countless legal issues, many of which touch on the distinctions between normality/emergency and the importance of sustaining the commitment to the rule of law and [...]

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Emergencies and the Rule of Learning2020-08-05T09:52:16-06:00
The Freedoms We Cannot Afford to Ignore During COVID-19
Kristopher Kinsinger and Brian Bird* | June 29, 2020 | Blog

One of Canada’s forgotten constitutional freedoms has quickly become one of the most restricted in the era of COVID-19. In the nearly four decades since [...]

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The Freedoms We Cannot Afford to Ignore During COVID-192020-08-10T11:02:53-06:00
COVID-19 and the Exercise of Legislative Power by the Executive
Shaun Fluker* | June 22, 2020 | Blog

Legislation Commented On: Regulations Act, RSA 2000, c R-14 and Public Health Orders issued in relation to COVID-19 The COVID-19 pandemic has become a rare opportunity to study the [...]

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COVID-19 and the Exercise of Legislative Power by the Executive2020-07-31T07:37:28-06:00
Pandemic Preparedness and Responsiveness in Canada: Exploring the Case for an Intergovernmental Agreement
Michael Da Silva and Maxime St-Hilaire* | June 15, 2020 | Blog

Canada’s lack of a coordinated response to the COVID-19 pandemic and the improvisatory nature of (at least many) individual provincial responses suggest that the Canadian approach to public health [...]

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Pandemic Preparedness and Responsiveness in Canada: Exploring the Case for an Intergovernmental Agreement2020-07-31T07:37:29-06:00
The Absolute Limits of Canada’s Emergency Powers: The Unwritten Constitutional Principles Entrench Rights that Remain Non-Derogable in Extremis
Ryan Alford* | June 8, 2020 | Blog

Since the launch of the Centre for Constitutional Studies' Pandemic Powers and the Constitution Blog, a number of thought-provoking posts have been penned by leading scholars in the areas [...]

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The Absolute Limits of Canada’s Emergency Powers: The Unwritten Constitutional Principles Entrench Rights that Remain Non-Derogable in Extremis2020-07-31T07:37:37-06:00
“The New Normal”: COVID-19 and the Temporary Nature of Emergencies
Sarah Burningham* | June 4, 2020 | Blog

In the inaugural post for this series on Canadian law and the COVID-19 pandemic, David Dyzenhaus argued that the federal government should not invoke the federal Emergencies Act, but [...]

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“The New Normal”: COVID-19 and the Temporary Nature of Emergencies2020-07-31T07:37:38-06:00
Indigenous Peoples and COVID-19: Protecting People, Protecting Rights
Kate Gunn* | June 1, 2020 | Blog

The past month has brought sweeping, unprecedented change as individuals, communities and nations around the world struggle to deal with the COVID-19 pandemic. Efforts to contain the virus include [...]

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Indigenous Peoples and COVID-19: Protecting People, Protecting Rights2020-07-31T07:37:38-06:00
Justice in Troubled Times: Pandemic Disrupts the Right to be Tried Within a Reasonable Time
Owen Griffiths* | May 28, 2020 | Blog

INTRODUCTION On March 11, 2020, the World Health Organization declared SARS-CoV-2 (COVID-19) a pandemic. The world, and the administration of justice in Canada, changed dramatically within days. As pertinent [...]

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Justice in Troubled Times: Pandemic Disrupts the Right to be Tried Within a Reasonable Time2020-07-31T07:37:39-06:00
Additional Resources
May 26, 2020 | Blog

Federalism & the COVID-19 Pandemic - A compendium of (re)sources Peter Mackel Chair in Federalism, Faculty of Law, McGill University Fédéralisme et pandémie de COVID-19 - Un compendium de [...]

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Additional Resources2020-07-31T07:37:39-06:00
Are Quebec and Canada having a “Schmittian” (or Iheringian) moment?
Maxime St-Hilaire* | May 25, 2020 | Blog

On June 16, 2019, the Quebec legislature invoked Section 33 of the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms in order to suspend, with regard to the Act respecting the [...]

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Are Quebec and Canada having a “Schmittian” (or Iheringian) moment?2020-07-31T07:37:40-06:00
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