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: Section 7 and the Idea of the Charter
March 22, 2017 @ 12:30 pm - 2:00 pm
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Speaker: Jamie Cameron, 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.
Section 7 and the Idea of the Charter looks at the concept of the Charter through a Section 7 lens. It treats Section 7 as a metaphor – as the metaphor – for the central methodological, interpretative, and institutional challenges of Charter decision-making. Section 7 exemplifies the most difficult questions the Supreme Court of Canada has had to consider and has generated the most provocative jurisprudence among the guarantees. Issues of a methodological, doctrinal, and theoretical nature are engaged by Section 7 in distinctive ways which nonetheless reflect back on and illustrate Charter themes of general application.