JUNE 16 & 17, 2022 - Our CHARTER — Our RIGHTS

Our Charter — Our Rights

40th Anniversary Gathering on the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedom.


Thursday, June 16 & Friday, June 17, 2022

See the public program below. | These sessions will be offered online only to the public.

 

June 16 | Watch the public webinar starting at 8:30 a.m. until Noon.
June 16 | Watch the special event with former Ministers of Justice/Attorneys General starting at 5:30 p.m.

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June 17 | Watch the public webinar starting at 9 a.m. until 12:30.
June 17 | Watch the public webinar starting at 1:30 p.m. until 5:30 p.m.


 Day 1

 

8:30 | Opening

  • Welcome — John Packer | Director, Human Rights Research and Education Centre, University of Ottawa
  • Opening — Alex Neve | Senior Fellow, Graduate School of Public and International Affairs, University of Ottawa
  • Blessing — Elder Verna McGREGOR
  • Speaker — Clément NYALETSOSSI VOULE | UN Special Rapporteur on the Right to Peaceful Assembly and Association
  • Speaker — Gary ANANDASANGAREE | Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Justice and Attorney General of Canada

9:30 | Protest and International Human Rights

  • Paul CHAMP | Barrister and Solicitor
  • Pam PALMATER | Professor and Chair in Indigenous Governance, Department of Politics and Public Administration, Toronto Metropolitan University
  • Leilani FARHA | The Shift
  • Bernard DUHAIME | Professor, Department of Legal Sciences, Université du Québec à Montréal (UQAM)

10:45 | BREAK


11:00 | Protest and the Charter

  • Emilie TAMAN | Barrister and Solicitor
  • João VELLOSO | Assistant Professor, Faculty of Law, Common Law Section, University of Ottawa
  • Kasari GOVENDER | Commissioner, BC Human Rights Commissioner

13:00 | Afternoon program for invited participants only.


17:30 | Special Event: Reflections of Canada's Ministers of Justice | Attorneys General


 Day 2

 

9:00 | Opening

  • Penelope SIMONS | Gordon F. Henderson Chair of Human Rights, Associate Professor & Vice Dean Research at the Faculty of Law (Common Law Section), University of Ottawa

9:10 | 40 Years for Human Rights — Recalling the Challenges and Progress

  • Senator Marilou McPHEDRAN
  • Huguette LABELLE | Chair of the Independent Advisory Board for Senate Appointments; former Chancellor of the University of Ottawa
  • Library and Archives Canada
  • Justice William F. PENTNEY | Federal Court of Canada

10:30 | BREAK


11:00 | Filling Gaps — Environment, Economics & Social Rights, Full Inclusion

  • MP Elizabeth MAY | Green Party
  • James BURTON, QC | Doughty Street Chambers, co-founder JustFair
  • Dr Murtazah SHAIKH | UK Ofcom Hate Speech and Social Media Advisor
  • Dr Fernand de VARENNES | UN Special Rapporteur on Minority Issues

12:30 | LUNCH


13:30 | The Fourth Branch: Towards Effective Implementation

  • Marie-Claude LANDRY | Chief Commissioner CHRC – 45th Anniversary
  • Kasari GOVENDER | Commissioner, BC Human Rights Commissioner

14:45 | BREAK


15:00 | The Human Rights Based Approach Towards Better National and Global Governance, Development and Wellbeing

  • Professor Alan MILLER | Inaugural Chair, Scottish Human Rights Commission

16:15 | Nation Building and Charter Implementation in Inuit Nunangat

  • Natan OBED | President of the Inuit Tapiriit Kanatami

The Human Rights Research and Education Centre (HRREC) is celebrating its 40th anniversary during the academic year 2021-2022! This event is part of a diverse and rich programme developed to highlight this major milestone. #CREDP40HRREC


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