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Constitutional Roundtable Recap: Alistair Price on “The Relationship between Constitutional and Tort Damages for State Failures to Protect in Canada, England, and South Africa”

By Ryan Howes On November 29, 2017, the Asper Centre Constitutional Roundtable hosted Alistair Price, Associate Professor in Law, University of Cape Town. Price’s presentation was titled “The Relationship between Constitutional and Tort Damages for State Failures to Protect in Canada, England, and South Africa.” Richard Stacey, Assistant Professor, University of Toronto Faculty of Law … Read More

Indigenous Religion and the Court: A Lost Opportunity to Revise Religious Freedom Under the Charter

by Patrick Enright Earlier this month, the Supreme Court of Canada delivered its much awaited freedom of religion decision in the case of Ktunaxa Nation Council v British Columbia. Put simply, we could have waited longer. The decision marks a lost opportunity for the Court to have revised its freedom of religion jurisprudence, and is … Read More

Asper Centre Constitutional Law Symposium, Panel III: Outside the Four Corners of the Charter

By Catherine Ma   The afternoon panel of the Asper Centre’s October 20th 2017 Constitutional Law Symposium for Canada’s Sesquicentennial, titled Outside the Four Corners of the Charter, included papers that reflected on the development of Canadian constitutional law beyond the Charter. The panel featured Eric Adams, an associate Professor at the University of Alberta, … Read More

Asper Centre Constitutional Law Symposium, Panel II: Seminal Cases for Past Reflection and Future Consideration

By Ryan Howes   The presentations that comprised the Asper Centre’s Constitutional Law Symposium panel titled “Seminal Cases for Past Reflection and Future Consideration” featured Ben Berger, Associate Dean and Associate Professor, Osgoode Hall Law School; Richard Moon, Professor, University of Windsor, Faculty of Law; and Margot Young, Professor, University of British Columbia, Allard School … Read More

Asper Centre Constitutional Law Symposium, Panel I: Section 7 of the Charter of Rights and Freedoms

By: Chris Puskas and Nic Martin On October 20th 2017, the Asper Center convened a Constitutional Law Symposium for Canada’s Sesquicentennial.  The papers presented in the Symposium formed part of the 2017 Asper Centre Constitutional Roundtables series focused on the development of Canadian constitutional law since Confederation. The packed venue at the University of Toronto, … Read More