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

The Damaging Effects of Discrimination Conference 2014

The Damaging Effects of Discrimination: Presented by Dalhousie’s Multifaith Centre Dalhousie University, Halifax Nova Scotia The purpose for the Damaging Effects of Discrimination Conference was to expand our awareness of discrimination in our cities and how to address this problem in an increasingly diverse and interconnected world. The discussions provided an opportunity to think about discrimination in the context of the growing importance of community and its changing daily expectations by our expanding awareness of racial, lingual and religious plurality in our societies. The question as a philosopher became for me one of addressing discrimination in… Read More