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Asper Centre’s Fifth Anniversary Symposium

November 8, 2013 @ 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Event date: Friday, November 08, 2013, from 1:00 PM to 5:00 PM
Location: Victoria Chapel, Victoria College, University of Toronto

The Asper Centre will celebrate 5 years of accomplishments with 2 panel discussions that explore the significance of the cases in which the Centre has intervened, followed by a reception.


1:00 – 1:15 p.m. Why We Do the Things We Do

Executive Director, Cheryl Milne will discuss how and why the Centre has chosen the cases it has.

1:15- 2:45 Looking Forward to the Future of Charter Litigation

Panelists will look at the impact that such cases as Canada v Downtown Eastside Sex Workers United Against Violence, Caron v Alberta and others, will have in shaping future litigation. Panelists will include Joseph Arvay QC, Michal Fairburn and Fay Faraday.

2:45 – 4:15 Looking Back on the Last Five Years of Constitutional Remedies

Panelists John Norris, current Constitutional Litigator in Residence, Christopher Bredt, and Professor Kent Roach will reflect on the cases that in which the Asper Centre has participated including Prime Minister of Canada v Khadr, Vancouver (City of) v Ward and Conway v The Queen.

4:15 Keynote: Nathalie Des Rosiers, Dean of University of Ottawa, Faculty of Law, Common Law Section, and former General Counsel to the Canadian Civil Liberties Association.

Reception to follow with Dean Mayo Moran and David Asper.



November 8, 2013
1:00 pm - 5:00 pm