Top legal experts to analyze Supreme Court decisions at Osgoode conference

Canada’s leading constitutional scholars and practitioners will offer practical and thoughtful analysis of noteworthy 2010 Supreme Court of Canada constitutional decisions at Osgoode Hall Law School of York University’s 14th annual Constitutional Cases Conference today from 8:20am to 4:45pm. The conference will be held at Osgoode Professional Development Centre, 1 Dundas St. W., 26th floor, Toronto.

Key issues and decisions to be discussed include:

  • Noteworthy 2010 Supreme Court of Canada constitutional decisions
    and their implications,
  • The 30th anniversary of the Patriation Reference.
  • Impact of the Charter on the press and investigative journalism.
  • The “interrogation trilogy,” the bail hearing publication ban, the Assisted Human Reproduction Act Reference, and other significant issues and decisions.

Co-chaired by Osgoode Hall Law School Professors Jamie Cameron and Bruce Ryder, the conference will get underway at 9:05am with an overview by constitutional law expert Patrick Monahan, vice-president academic and provost of York University, of last year’s Supreme Court constitutional decisions

The luncheon keynote address – “Réflexions on Patriation” delivered by J.J. Michel Robert, chief justice of the Québec Court of Appeal – will take place at 12:15pm.

For the complete conference agenda and a list of program faculty, click here.

Prior to the start of the conference, there will also be the breakfast book launch at 8:20am of Judicial Independence in Context by Adam Dodek of the University of Ottawa Faculty of Law and Osgoode Hall Law School Dean Lorne Sossin.