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Public Record - The Charter at 25 – February 15 (Part 2 of 10)


The McGill Institute for the Study of Canada hosts a conference on the history and impact of the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms, McGill University, Montreal, Que., February 14–16, 2007. The event marks the Charter’s 25th anniversary.

In this February 15th session, Chief Justice of Canada Beverley McLachlin addresses the conference attendees in a pre-recorded video. Justice McLachlin compares the benefits of an entrenched bill of rights with legislatively created rights. Roger Tassé (former deputy justice minister under Prime Minister Pierre Trudeau) speaks about the difficult process of drafting the Charter.

Antonia Maioni (director of the McGill Institute) and Alex K. Paterson (co-chair for the McGill Institute Board of Trustees) make opening remarks.


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