Osgoode’s 2014 Constitutional Cases Conference

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Osgoode’s 2014 Constitutional Cases Conference

18th Annual Analysis of Supreme Court of Canada’s Constitutional Decisions

TORONTO, April 6, 2015 – Osgoode Hall Law School’s highly anticipated Constitutional Cases Conference, examining constitutional decisions of the Supreme Court of Canada from 2014, will take place on Friday, April 10, 2015 from 8.30 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the InterContinental Hotel Toronto Yorkville, 220 Bloor Street West. Members of the media are cordially invited to attend this sold-out conference. Please advise Virginia Corner (below) if you are planning to attend, as space will be limited.

The opening address at 9.30 a.m. by Osgoode Professor Jamie Cameron will provide a review of the Supreme Court’s 2014 constitutional jurisprudence, highlighting key patterns and trends and commenting on significant developments.

A who’s who of Canadian legal scholars and practitioners will participate in the following panel discussions throughout the day:

10 a.m. Indigenous Peoples and the Constitution

11.30 a.m. Panel A: Contesting the Constitution Act, 1867

Panel B: Prisons and Punishment

1.30 p.m. A Conversation with Supreme Court of Canada Justice Rosalie Abella

2.15 p.m. Panel C: Fundamental Freedoms

Panel D: Mr. Big and Big Brother: Developments in Police Powers

3.45 p.m. The Slow Burn of Constitutional Justice/Constitutional Justice in the Longue Durée

The conversation at 1.30 p.m. with Justice Rosalie Abella will be hosted by Osgoode Dean Lorne Sossin.

Complete details of the 2014 Constitutional Cases Conference, which is co-chaired by Osgoode Professors Benjamin Berger and Sonia Lawrence, can be found here.

WHAT: Osgoode’s 2014 Constitutional Cases Conference

WHEN: Friday, April 10, 2015, 8.30 a.m. to 5 p.m.

WHERE: InterContinental Hotel Toronto Yorkville, 220 Bloor Street West, Toronto, ON M5S 1T8


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Media Contact:

Virginia Corner, Communications Manager, Osgoode Hall Law School of York University, 416-736-5820, vcorner@osgoode.yorku.ca