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Call for posters

mharrington 15 February 2017

Call for Posters Taking place within walking distance of where the Charter of Rights and Freedoms was proclaimed 35 years ago, the University of Ottawa’s Public Law Group will host the conference,  The Charter and Emerging Issues in Constitutional Rights and Freedoms: From 1982 to 2032 on March 8-10, 2017. Our conference will bring together […] Read more

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Challenging the idea of Canada’s Constitutional Identity

mharrington 3 February 2017

Challenging the idea of Canada’s Constitutional Identity: Questioning How 18th Century Taxation Legislation became the Canadian Identity By Christopher Lamm When discussing the constitutional creation of Canada, there’s one picture that usually jumps to the mind of historians: the 1864 Charlottetown Conference portrait of our Fathers of Confederation. If you don’t know what I’m referring […] Read more

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A Personal and Constitutional Assessment of Section 34(1)(f) of the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act

mharrington 31 January 2017

A Personal and Constitutional Assessment of Section 34(1)(f) of the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act By Hassan Rasmi Ottawa is celebrating Canada’s 150th anniversary of Confederation. Objectively, we will be celebrating the success of one of the world’s greatest countries. In fact, several ranking systems hail us as being the second best country in the […] Read more

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R v Spencer and the Right to Remain Anonymous

mharrington 24 January 2017

R v Spencer and the Right to Remain Anonymous By Cayda Rubin R v Spencer (https://scc-csc.lexum.com/scc-csc/scc-csc/en/item/14233/index.do) is a 2014 constitutional law case from the Supreme Court of Canada (SCC). It is an important constitutional “moment” in Canadian history because it was the first time the SCC recognized that there may be a privacy interest in […] Read more

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The Expansion of Minority Language Education Rights in Ontario

19 January 2017

The Expansion of Minority Language Education Rights in Ontario By Heather Cameron Respect for minorities is one of the unwritten constitutional principles underlying the Canadian constitution and of paramount importance in Canadian history. One of the key considerations in Canada’s unique multicultural history has been the guarantee of language rights to minority language groups in […] Read more

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Constitution 150 Blog

17 January 2017

To celebrate the Canadian Constitution and to foster constructive discussion, we invite you to submit a short blog post on any topic relating to the Canadian Constitution. In the same way as the Constitution GO contest, the criteria concerning the content of the blog aren’t strict, and we would like to see different points of […] Read more

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Registration open for Patriation Conference

mharrington 25 December 2016

Please visit https://alumni.uottawa.ca/en/constitution-150 to register! The Public Law Group of the University of Ottawa, Faculty of Law will host the conference, The Charter and Emerging Issues in Constitutional Rights and Freedoms: From 1982 to 2032 in Ottawa on March 8-10, 2017. The event will take place within walking distance of where the Charter of Rights and […] Read more

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Constitution GO Contest

18 November 2016

To celebrate the Canadian Constitution and the beauty of our country, we invite you to submit a photo of a place of constitutional significance with the coordinates (GPS, Google Maps or other) and a brief explanation. The photo will be posted on our website and you’ll have the chance of winning a prize! The criteria […] Read more

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Call for Papers: Confederation / Confédération

8 October 2016

The Canadian Confederation: Past, Present, and Future May 16-18, 2017 Montréal, Québec   The year 2017 marks the 150th anniversary of the Canadian Confederation.  The passage of the Constitution Act (1867) opened a new chapter in the history of the Canadian people, providing them with a measure of self-determination that has served as a model […] Read more