Administrative Discretion, Public Policy and the Challenges of Legality

Presented by  Geneviève Cartier

Democratically elected representatives are not the only ones who contribute to the definition of public policy. Large parts of the executive branch and the public administration also play a role in this regard, through discretionary powers delegated to them. The presentation aims to present the challenges posed by the legitimacy of administrative discretion in a democratic regime based on the rule of law and to suggest ways to address them.

GENEVIÈVE CARTIER is a full professor at the Faculty of Law of the Université de Sherbrooke, which she joined in 1989. She teaches and pursues her research in the fields of administrative law and the theoretical foundations of law. She is particularly interested in the discretionary power of public administration, and she has also studied the relationship between constitutionalism, the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms and administrative law.

Tuesday, April 6, 2021 from 12:30 – 1:30 PM via  ZOOM

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