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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

Asper Centre Alumni Network 5 in 5 Event

by Ryan Howes On November 2, 2017, the Asper Centre hosted its inaugural Alumni Network event, a “5 in 5” panel in which five alumni each had five minutes to discuss an interesting advocacy case or initiative that they have worked on in their respective practices.  Breese Davies, the Asper Centre’s 2017 Constitutional Litigator-in-Residence moderated, introduced … Read More

Asper Centre to support efforts in challenging solitary confinement in Canada

by Tal Schreier Long periods of solitary confinement can have a devastating impact on the mental and physical well-being of prisoners. Ending solitary confinement is not only morally just but also has practical benefits of improving public safety as prisoners who have been subject to solitary confinement often experience problems re-entering into society and have … Read More

Supreme Court’s Ruling in Recent Extradition Case Disappoints: Comment

by Patrick Enright This past week the Supreme Court of Canada released its decision in the landmark extradition case of India v Badesha.  The case – which the Asper Centre intervened in earlier this year – involved the possible extradition of an infamous couple to India to face charges of conspiracy to commit murder.  The … Read More

A Preliminary Look at Bill C-59 and its Implications on Canadian Privacy Rights

By Natasha Anzik   The Liberals’ new national security legislation, Bill C-59, was tabled in the House of Commons on June 20th, 2017. The ten-part, 139-page legislation has taken a robust look at the current state of Canadian national security, proposing many changes and additions, but still leaves several gaps in the protection of Canadian … Read More