Justice Canada announces Diane Labelle, LLM 2003, as Director General and Senior General Counsel for Constitutional, Administrative and International Law Section

The Public Law and Legislative Services Sector (PLLSS) has announced that Diane Labelle, LLM 2003, has been named the Director General and Senior General Counsel for the Constitutional, Administrative and International Law Section (CAILS) effective May 13, 2019.

Professor Martha Jackman named Guardian of Public Health Care in the Academic Category

Professor Martha Jackman received the Guardian of Public Health Care Award in the Academic Category, presented by the Canadian Health Coalition.

Three Guardians of Public Health Care winners are named each year, one in each of three categories: Community, Labour, and Academic. The awards aim to recognize the tremendous work of their recipients on an issue related to protecting and expanding public health care that has a national focus or national implications.

Professors Jeremy de Beer and David Fewer at the Supreme Court of Canada on Copyright Case

University of Ottawa Faculty of Law Common Law Professors Jeremy de Beer and David Fewer are appearing at the Supreme Court of Canada today on behalf of the Canadian Internet Policy and Public Interest Clinic (CIPPIC). The outcome of this case, which addresses “Crown copyright”, will impact many mass digitization projects and open government initiatives.

Professor Nathalie Chalifour and Ecojustice On the frontlines of the Carbon Tax Debate (From The Gazette)

For more than a decade, uOttawa law professor Nathalie Chalifour has analyzed the constitutionality of federal climate legislation. In February this year, the outside world came knocking, and her expertise was put to the test.

Saskatchewan was challenging the constitutionality of the federal government’s new national carbon pricing legislation, which came into force on April 1, 2019, in provinces lacking their own plans to reduce carbon emissions. The Ecofiscal Commission, acting as an intervenor in support of the federal carbon tax, invited her and Professor Stewart Elgie to represent it in the case before the Saskatchewan Court of Appeal.

Professor Anthony Daimsis joins Commonwealth Secretariat Task Force of International Arbitration Specialists

Professor Anthony Daimsis has been asked to join The Commonwealth task force of international arbitration specialists from the Commonwealth regions, representing Canada and as an expert on capacity building.

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