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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

I am pleased to announce that Boston College Law School will host a major conference to mark the sesquicentennial of Confederation in Canada on October 19-20, 2017. 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.

This entire program is very generously sponsored by the Clough Center for the Study of Constitutional Democracy here at Boston College, which is directed by my faculty colleague Vlad Perju.

I am organizing this program in collaboration with the substantial intellectual energies of Kate Glover and Wade Wright, both representing the Public Law Group at Western University, and Michael Pal, representing the Public Law Group at the University of Ottawa.

The panelists and discussants below are all confirmed.

All are welcome to attend. More information on registration will follow in September.

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

Erin Delaney [Northwestern]
John Ferejohn [NYU]
Noura Karazivan [Montreal]
Wade Wright [Western]

Panel 2: The Unfinished Democratic Constitution

Patrick Macklem [Toronto]
Manoj Mate [Whittier]
Michael Pal [Ottawa]
Signa Daum Shanks [Osgoode]

Panel 3: Writing the Unwritten Constitution?

Kate Glover [Western]
Jeff Hewitt [Windsor]
Sonia Lawrence [Osgoode]
Daniel Weinstock [McGill]

Panel 4: The (Im)Possibility of Constitutional Amendment

Richard Albert [BC]
Jamie Cameron [Osgoode]
Erin Crandall [Acadia]
Emmett Macfarlane [Waterloo]


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