Joint Committee on the Constitution – Religion

CPAC Special

Joint Committee on the Constitution – Religion

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 focusing on the rights of religious organizations. Adam Dodek, a professor of law at the University of Ottawa, joins host Peter Van Dusen to provide historical analysis.

On January 7, 1981, the committee hears testimony from Bishop Alexander Carter, Archbishop J. Aurèle Plourde, Raymond Durocher, Angus Macdougall, and Joseph Magnet, representing the Ontario Conference of Catholic Bishops.