The U of T community will be hosting many events throughout 2017. Details will be released over the next few months and during the Sesquicentennial year. Check back to find out how you can get participate as we mark Canada’s 150th birthday.
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2017 Asper Centre Constitutional Roundtable Series: The Alberta Press Case
March 1, 2017 @ 12:30 pm - 2:00 pm
View full event poster here.
Speaker: Richard Haigh, Assistant Professor, Osgoode Hall Law School
In celebration of Canada’s Sesquicentennial, this series will provide an analysis of Constitutional litigation throughout Canada’s history with a focus on seminal cases that have made an impact on the Canadian constitutional rights landscape.
The Alberta Press Case is one of the earliest signals of the Supreme Court of Canada “finding its feet” and gaining a belief in its own stature and strength. It is well known for a kind of Denning-like pronouncement from Chief Justice Duff on the idea of an implied bill of rights. It is also a case of a province trying to expand its mandate into areas that could not have been easily imagined, and the Court using federalism as a sword. It is a case that foreshadowed much to come in terms of the 1982 amendments.