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Public Record - Checking Our Constitution at 30 – April 17, 2012 (Part 1 of 8)


On April 17-18 at the University of Ottawa, the Assocation of Canadian Studies organized a conference titled "Checking Our Constitution at 30: The Influence of the Canadian Constitution and the Charter of Rights and Freedoms on Legislation, Identities and Federalism."

The opening remarks were provided by Pascale Fournier (Faculty of Law, University of Ottawa), Jack Jedwab (Executive Director, Association for Canadian Studies) and Peter Oliver (Faculty of Law, University of Ottawa).

The first panel of the day, "The Constitution, Constitutional Reform and Federalism in Canada," featured Bruce Ryder (Osgoode Hall Law School), Warren Newman (senior general counsel, Department of Justice Canada), Peter Oliver (University of Ottawa), Graham Fox (president, Institute for Research on Public Policy) and interim Liberal leader Bob Rae.


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