The University of Ottawa Faculty of Law hosts “Routes to Freedom: Reflections on the Bicentenary of the Abolition of the Slave Trade,” Ottawa, Ont., March 14–16, 2008. This conference focuses on the historical realities of the transatlantic slave trade and the accomplishments of African peoples. It also aims to heighten awareness of current conditions.
In this third session on March 15th, a panel of speakers explore whether the adoption of new laws or the amendment of existing laws can overcome the legacy of slavery. Among the panellists are Brad Morse (professor in the Faculty of Law at the University of Ottawa), Carol Aylward (professor at Dalhousie Law School), and João Velloso (PhD candidate at the University of Ottawa). After speaking, panellists field questions from audience members.