Joint Committee on the Constitution – Civil Liberties – Part 2

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Joint Committee on the Constitution – Civil Liberties – Part 2

CPAC presents key debates and testimony from the 1980–81 Special Joint Committee on the Constitution of Canada. In this episode, we continue our look at testimony that focuses on 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 Maxwell Cohen, Irwin Cotler, Joseph Magnet, and Frank Schlesinger, representing the Canadian Jewish Congress.

On December 9, 1980, the committee hears from Wilson Head and J.A. Mercury, representing the National Black Coalition of Canada.