Justice Robert Sharpe on the 25th anniversary of R. v. Oakes [1986]

Ottawa Law Review 2012 Symposium, University of Ottawa Justice Robert Sharpe – The Court of Appeal for Ontario Click here for the video of the Conference. The Law Faculty of the University of Ottawa held in 2012 a symposium marking the 30th anniversary of the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms. Its keynote speaker Justice Robert Sharpe spoke on the 25th commemorative anniversary of the R. v. Oakes [1986] and the its historical circumstances surrounding the decision. The R. v. Oakes [1986], noted Justice Sharpe, was certainly amongst the most important first cases of the… Read More

Justice Michel Bastarache L.L.D., On Language Rights and the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms

Former Supreme Court of Canada Justice Michel Bastarache L.L.D. Robson Hall, Faculty of Law, University of Manitoba, January 24, 2013 At the 2013 Robson Hall speakers series, former Supreme Court Justice Michel Bastarache spoke about the role the judiciary in the legal development of language rights in Canada. In his presentation, Justice Bastarache explained the history of language rights in the Canadian legal system, its place in the context of Canadian multiculturalism and ethnic nationalism, and its role in Canadian federalism and the “asymmetrical organization” of the Constitutional divisions of power.  Click… Read More