Agenda

Osgoode Hall Law School
York University

4700 Keele Street, Toronto, ON M3J 1P3

 

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Join us as we explore noteworthy 2016 Supreme Court of Canada constitutional decisions.  Final additions are still to come, but below you will find the exciting program thus far.

 

8:30 AM
REGISTRATION AND CONTINENTAL BREAKFAST

Location: Osgoode Hall Law School, Moot Court Room, Foyer

9:15 AM
WELCOME AND INTRODUCTION

Location: Osgoode Hall Law School, Moot Court Room, 1005

9:30 AM
OPENING ADDRESS: A REVIEW OF THE SUPREME COURT'S 2016 CONSTITUTIONAL JURISPRUDENCE

Providing a review of the Supreme Court of Canada’s 2016 constitutional jurisprudence, highlighting key patterns and trends and commenting on significant developments.

CHAIRS:
Benjamin Berger, Osgoode Hall Law School
Sonia Lawrence,  Osgoode Hall Law School

Location: Osgoode Hall Law School, Moot Court Room, 1005

10:00 AM
DRAFTING A CONSTITUTION

A generation on, we try to reconnect the memories of the drafters with our contemporary Constitutional reality. What can the links and disconnects between the past and present of this document tell us about its future?

 

PANELLISTS:

Edward S Goldenberg, CM, Bennett Jones LLP

Mary Dawson, CM, QC, Office of the Conflict of Interest and Ethics Commissioner

Peter Hogg, CC, QC, FRSC, Blakes, Cassels & Graydon LLP

Mary Eberts,  Law Office of Mary Eberts

CHAIR:
Joseph Cheng,  Department of Justice

Location: Osgoode Hall Law School, Moot Court Room, 1005

11:15 AM
REFRESHMENT BREAK

Location: Osgoode Hall Law School, Moot Court Room, Foyer

11:30 AM
PANEL A: DIVISION OF POWERS

This panel will consider how the Court's approach to s 91(24) in Daniels and its surprising use of inter jurisdictional immunity in Rogers Communication contribute to and complicate our understanding of the division of powers.

PANELLISTS:

Larry Chartrand, University of Ottawa

Thomas Isaac, Cassels Brock LLP

Ron Stevenson, Aboriginal Affairs Portfolio at Justice Canada

CHAIR:
TBC

Location: Osgoode Hall Law School, Moot Court Room, 1005

 
PANEL B: SENTENCING AND PUNISHMENT

This panel will consider constitutional principles governing sentencing and punishment through analysis of LloydSafarzadeh-Markhali and KRJ.

PANELLISTS:

Jill R Presser,  Presser Barristers

Stacey Young, Ministry of the Attorney General (Crown Law Office Criminal)

Asad G Kiyani, Western University

CHAIR:

 Lisa Dufraimont, Osgoode Hall Law School

Location: Osgoode Hall Law School, Room 2003

12:45 PM
BUFFET LUNCHEON (Included)

Location: Osgoode Hall Law School, Room 1014

1:30 PM
KEYNOTE ADDRESS BY JOSEPH J ARVAY, Q.C.

 

Chaired by by Sonia Lawrence, Associate Professor, Osgoode Hall Law School

Location: Osgoode Hall Law School, Moot Court Room, 1005

2:15 PM
PANEL C: LAWYERS AND JUDGES VS. THE LEGISLATURE/EXECUTIVE

This panel will consider Chambre des notaires du Québec,  Juges de paix and Cawthorne, three cases raising questions about how we  protect and restrict lawyers and judges in the performance of their roles

PANELLISTS:
Amy Salyzyn, University of Ottawa

Fabien Gélinas, McGill University

Sarah Kraicer, Ministry of the Attorney General (Constitutional Law Branch)

Joshua Hunter, Ministry of the Attorney General (Constitutional Law Branch)

CHAIR:
Dan Priel, Osgoode Hall Law School
 
Location: Osgoode Hall Law School, Room 2003
 
PANEL D: LEGAL RIGHTS AND REMEDIES

This panel will reflect on three landmark decisions about rights and remedies Carter IIJordan and Saeed, to see how they further refine our understandings of the relationships between the Courts, Parliament and the police.

PANELLISTS:

Christine Mainville, Henein Hutchison LLP

Steve Coughlan, Dalhousie University

Palma Paciocco, Osgoode Hall Law School

Jeanettee Ettel, Department of Justice

CHAIR:

François Tanguay-Renaud, Osgoode Hall Law School

Location: Osgoode Hall Law School, Moot Court Room, 1005

3:30 PM
REFRESHMENT BREAK

Location: Osgoode Hall Law School, Moot Court Room, Foyer

3:45 PM
RECONCILIATION AND THE CANADIAN CONSTITUTION

The Chief Justice has said that our current Constitutional moment is marked by the urgent need to reconcile First Nations interests with Crown sovereignty.  Over the past year, we have seen unprecedented attention on the idea of reconciliation in our national discourse.  How are the Court and the Constitution defining, furthering, and frustrating movement towards a genuinely just relationship with First Nations?

PANELLISTS:

Beverly Jacobs, Bear Clan Consulting

Douglas Sanderson, University of Toronto

Amar Bhatia, Osgoode Hall Law School

Jonathan Rudin, Aboriginal Legal Services

Mark Walters, McGill University

CHAIR:

Lorne Sossin, Osgoode Hall Law School 

Location: Osgoode Hall Law School, Moot Courtroom, 1005

5:00 PM
PROGRAM CONCLUDES