Joint Committee on the Constitution – Civil Liberties – Part 1

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Joint Committee on the Constitution – Civil Liberties – Part 1

CPAC presents key debates and testimony from the 1980–81 Special Joint Committee on the Constitution of Canada. In this episode, we look at testimony concerning civil liberties and multiculturalism. Adam Dodek, a professor of law at the University of Ottawa, joins host Peter Van Dusen to provide historical analysis.

On November 18, 1980, the committee hears testimony from Alan Borovoy, Walter Tarnopolsky, and J.S. Midanik, representing the Canadian Civil Liberties Association.

On November 26, 1980, the committee hears from Gordon Kadota, Roger Obata, and Art Shimizu, who testify on behalf of the National Association of Japanese Canadians.