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Respecting Democratic Constitutional Change

March 4, 2013 @ 12:30 pm - 2:00 pm

Craig Scott

Member of Parliament for Toronto-Danforth

This lecture will discuss the structure and philosophy of the Supreme Court of Canada’s approach to the dynamics of constitutional change, including the stages necessary to move from the democratic expression of a desire for change to lawful amendment of the Constitution. Scott will discuss his legislative proposal, An Act Respecting Democratic Constitutional Change recently tabled as a bill in the House of Commons.

Craig Scott is MP for Toronto-Danforth (NDP), having been elected in March 2012 in a by-election called following the passing of Jack Layton. He is the Official Opposition Critic for Democratic and Parliamentary Reform. Prior to being elected, he was on faculty at Osgoode Hall Law School (2000-2012) and University of Toronto Faculty of Law (1989-2000).

Craig Scott, MP, Toronto-Danforth, 741 Broadview Ave, Suite 304, Toronto, ON M4K 3Y3 Tel: 4164058914; 914, Confederation Bldg, Ottawa, ON K1A 0A6, Tel: 6139929381.

A light lunch will be served.

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Event date: Monday, March 04, 2013, from 12:30 PM to 2:00 PM
Location: Room FLA, Flavelle House, Faculty of Law, University of Toronto


March 4, 2013
12:30 pm - 2:00 pm