4th Conference - Emerging Issues in Canadian Public Law 2014

Emerging Issues in Canadian Public Law 2014

Thursday, May 22, 2014, 8:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
12102 Desmarais Hall, 55 Laurier East, Ottawa

Organized by the Public Law Group, University of Ottawa

Registration

Conference cost:

  • $150.00 for registration before May 1, 2014
  • $169.50 ($150.00 plus HST) for registration after May 1, 2014
  • $50.00 for students (and unwaged)
  • Or students may join a waiting list to pay only the cost of lunch, or to attend conference (without lunch) for free. (Please note: we cannot guarantee there will be spaces available for those on the waiting list. We will only be able to confirm waiting list spaces after May 16.)

Registration Form: 

  •   Emerging Issues (May 22, 2014) - Registration Form

The registration form can be sent by email to droitpubliclaw@uOttawa.ca, faxed to Veronique Larose at 613-562-5124, or sent by regular mail to the address below:

Veronique Larose 
University of Ottawa, Common Law
Fauteux Hall
57 Louis-Pasteur Pvt
Ottawa, ON   K1N 6N5

For more information and registration details, please contact droitpubliclaw@uOttawa.ca.

Program

The Conference will deal with three subjects which are of great interest and importance in Canadian public law: Defining Fundamental Freedoms and Resolving Rights Conflicts; Stare decisis in public law and; Fundamental Freedoms II: Case Studies on Freedom of Expression.

Click on the links below to access the presenters’ papers (where available).
*Passwords will be sent directly to conference registrants.
 

First morning panel

Fundamental Freedoms I: Defining Fundamental Freedoms and Resolving Rights Conflicts 

  1. Jena McGill, Assistant Professor, Faculty of Law, University of Ottawa, “‘Now it's My Rights versus Yours’: Equality in Tension with Fundamental Freedoms”
  2. Richard Ellis, Senior Counsel, Human Rights Law Section, Department of Justice, “Testing the Boundaries of Institutional Legitimacy: The Courts’ Delicate Dance of Defining “Meaningful” Fundamental Freedoms based on Existing Statutory Schemes”
  3. Lawrence David, "Religious Institutionalism under Section 2(a): The Case of Loyola High School v Quebec (Attorney General)”, Articling Student, Department of Justice Canada
  4. Matthew Harrington, Professor, Faculty of Law, University of Montreal, “Religion as Trump Card: Is There a Hierarchy of Rights After All?

Second morning panel

Stare decisis in public law

  1. Luanne Walton, General Counsel, Constitutional, Administrative and International Law Section, Department of Justice Canada, “Stare decisis in public law: Ignoring and discovering precedents”
  2. Nicolas Lambert, Associate professor, Faculty of Law, University of Moncton, "Stare Decisis in Administrative Law : Legal Certainty versus Administrative Discretion"
  3. Noura Karazivan, Assistant professor, Faculty of Law, University of Montreal : « La portée aléatoirement extraterritoriale de la Charte canadienne: quelle règle du précédent? » 
  4. Adam Dodek, Associate Professor, Faculty of Law (Common Law Section), University of Ottawa,“Revisiting Constitutional Cases at the Supreme Court of Canada”

Lunch

Keynote speaker: Jennifer Nedelsky, Professor of Law and Political Science, University of Toronto

Third Panel

Fundamental Freedoms II: Case Studies on Freedom of Expression

  1. Marie-Eve Sylvestre, Professeure agrégée, Faculty of Law (Civil Law Section), University of Ottawa, “Court-imposed Spatial Tactics and Freedom of expression and peaceful assembly”
  2. Vanessa Gruben, Associate Professor, Faculty of Law (Common Law Section), University of Ottawa,  “Unmasking Vaccinate-or-Mask Policies: Section 2(b) of the Charter and Mandatory Influenza Vaccination of Health Care Workers”
  3. Jason MacLean, Assistant Professor, Faculty of Law, Lakehead, "No Time to Talk About Pipelines: Freedom of Expression and Public Participation in Environmental Governance in ForestEthics Advocacy Association v. National Energy Board"
  4. Léonid Sirota, J.S.D. Candidate, NYU School of Law, "True Allegiance: The Citizenship Oath and the Charter"

Continuing Professional Development (CPD)

This program counts toward 5 hours of the annual continuing professional development (CPD) requirement.

Space is limited, so please register soon!

The University of Ottawa Public Law Group would like to thank conference sponsors iPolitics and the Shirley E. Greenberg Chair for Women and the Legal Profession.

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