Constitutional Law Experts Examine 2012 Supreme Court of Canada Decisions

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Constitutional Law Experts Examine 2012 Supreme Court of Canada Decisions

TORONTO, April 9, 2013 – Canada’s leading constitutional scholars and practitioners will provide practical and incisive analysis of noteworthy 2012 Supreme Court of Canada constitutional decisions and their implications at Osgoode Hall Law School of York University’s

2012 Constitutional Cases Conference on Friday, April 12.

Now in its 16th successful year, the conference will run from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. at Osgoode Professional Development Centre, 1 Dundas St. W., 26th floor.

The opening address at 9.15 a.m. by Osgoode Professor Jamie Cameron will provide a review of the Court’s constitutional law decisions in 2012, highlighting key cases, patterns and trends, as well as identifying cases to watch for in the year to come. Panel discussions to follow will include:

• Dissenting themes in the Court – the significant splits and the strategic possibilities they raise;

• The rise of proportionality in Canadian constitutional law and its centrality in constitutional adjudication today;

• How the Court has endeavoured to confront and regulate difference in cases such as N.S. and Ipeelee;

• Section 7’s role in the ongoing evolution of Charter doctrine;

• The reach and impact of human rights legislation in Moore v. British Columbia and Whatcott v. Saskatchewan Human Rights Tribunal;

Maybin, Roy, Tse, and Nedelcu: the Court’s current thinking on substantive criminal law, criminal procedure and evidence.

Ontario Court of Appeal Justice Robert J. Sharpe will be the keynote speaker at the conference, which is chaired by Osgoode Professors Benjamin Berger, Jamie Cameron and Sonia Lawrence, and sponsored by LexisNexis. Please click here for conference details including a list of the speakers.

WHAT: 2012 Constitutional Cases – The 16th Annual Analysis of the Constitutional Decisions of the Supreme Court of Canada from the Past Year

WHEN: Friday, April 12, 2013, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

WHERE: Osgoode Professional Development Centre, 1 Dundas St. W., 26th floor, Toronto, ON

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