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Asper Centre Director Cheryl Milne to moderate a panel discussion in upcoming University of Toronto Faculty of Law Symposium: Reforming Criminal Justice and National Security

Hosted by U of T Faculty of Law and Supported by the Pierre Elliott Trudeau Foundation.  Co-sponsored by the Criminal Law Quarterly and the Counter-Terrorism Law and Policy Group, Global Justice Lab at the Munk School of Global Affairs Tuesday May 30, 2017 University of Toronto Faculty of Law, 84 Queens Park, Solarium 10 am-5pm … Read More

March 2, 2017 Constitutional Law Career Panel Advice for students

On March 2, 2017 the Asper Centre for Constitutional Rights convened a Constitutional Law career panel in response to law students’ common question: How can I practice Constitutional Law? Four distinguished panelists provided their insight and advice to a room full of eager law students about practicing Constitutional Law in their fields. The panelists were: … Read More

Announcing Our Winter Term Constitutional Roundtable Series Schedule

Focused on Canada’s 150th anniversary of confederation and the development of Canada’s constitutional and human rights from the British North America Act to the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms, the series will include papers that provide an analysis of constitutional litigation throughout Canada’s history with a focus on seminal cases that have made an … Read More

The Hon. George Strathy, Chief Justice of Ontario delivered the Morris A. Gross Memorial Lecture hosted by the Asper Centre on January 19th, 2017

  By Peter Boisseau / Photography by Oliver Salathiel Judges should demonstrate “humility and humanity” when dealing with court cases involving Indigenous peoples, Ontario Chief Justice George Strathy, told a Faculty of Law audience at the Morris A. Gross Memorial Lecture. Speaking in the context of Canada’s ongoing reconciliation movement with its Indigenous population, Strathy … Read More

Asper Centre’s fireside chat delves into the future of Charter litigation in Canada

Should a government pay for its citizens to challenge the constitutionality of that government’s laws?  How reliable is a government’s commitment to provide this kind of funding?  More generally, is constitutional litigation the best way to protect Canadians’ constitutional rights? On a cold November evening, the David Asper Centre for Constitutional Rights convened a fireside … Read More