University Professor Ian Greene of the School of Public Policy & Administration will give the March 5 Canada Speaks lecture on “Ethics and Canadian Politics”, from 12:30 to 1:30pm at 010 Vanier College.
Recent Canadian politics has been tarred by a number of political scandals both on the federal and provincial levels, as well as on the municipal level. Greene’s work is well known. He is one of the country’s leading authorities on the Canadian Charter of Rights, political ethics and Canadian government and administration. As well, his work includes a study of the impact of social science and historical evidence on the Supreme Court of Canada.
Greene’s most recent book is The Courts, part of the Canadian Democratic Audit series. He was the principal author of Final Appeal, which was published in 1998 and co-authored with Carl Baar, Peter McCormick, George Szablowski and Martin Thomas. The book analyzes decision-making in Canadian appeal courts, and is based on interviews with 101 of Canada s appellate court judges, including eight of the nine Supreme Court of Canada judges. Greene’s co-authored book with David Shugarman, Honest Politics, was published in March, 1997. His other books are The Charter of Rights (1989), and Judges and Judging (1990), with Peter McCormick. His publisher is James Lorimer & Co. As well, he was a member of the research team, led by Prof. Maureen Mancuso at the University of Guelph, which published A Question of Ethics (Oxford) in 1998. He is currently doing research into the impact of social science and historical evidence on the Supreme Court of Canada. He hopes to complete a new edition of The Charter of Rights soon.
This lecture series is supported by the Canadian Studies Program, the Department of Humanities, the Department of History, the School of Public Policy & Administration, Office of the Master at McLaughlin College, the Office of the Master at Vanier College, and the Faculty of Liberal Arts & Professional Studies.
For more information on upcoming lectures, visit the Canadian Studies Program website.