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Save the Date–Conference on “Rewriting the Canadian Constitution”–Boston College Law School–October 19-20, 2017

Richard Albert, Boston College Law School

All are welcome to Boston College Law School for a major conference on October 19-20, 2017 to mark the 150th anniversary of Confederation in Canada. The program, entitled “Rewriting the Canadian Constitution,” will feature four panels and a moderated luncheon discussion with the Hon. Russell Brown of the Supreme Court of Canada.

The conference is organized by a team of four: Kate Glover and Wade Wright, both representing the Public Law Group at Western University; Michael Pal, representing the Public Law Group at the University of Ottawa; and me here at Boston College Law School.

We thank the Clough Center for the Study of Constitutional Democracy, directed by my faculty colleague Vlad Perju, for so generously sponsoring this program.

The panelists and discussants below are all confirmed. We welcome all to attend. Details on free registration will be available later this month.

Panel 1: Proposals (and Prospects) for a New Division of Powers

Erin Delaney [Northwestern]
John Ferejohn [NYU] [Discussant]
Noura Karazivan [Montreal]
Maxime St-Hilaire [Sherbrooke] [Chair]
Wade Wright [Western]

Panel 2: The Unfinished Democratic Constitution

Matthew Harrington [Montreal] [Chair]
Sonia Lawrence [Osgoode] [Discussant]
Manoj Mate [Whittier]
Michael Pal [Ottawa]
Signa Daum Shanks [Osgoode]

Panel 3: Writing the Unwritten Constitution?

Elena Drouin [McGill] [Chair]
Kate Glover [Western]
Jeff Hewitt [Windsor]
Patrick Macklem [Toronto] [Discussant]
Daniel Weinstock [McGill]

Panel 4: The (Im)Possibility of Constitutional Amendment?

Richard Albert [BC]
Jamie Cameron [Osgoode] [Discussant]
Erin Crandall [Acadia]
Emmett Macfarlane [Waterloo]
Warren Newman [Department of Justice, Canada] [Chair]


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