The Role of the Constitutional Court in a Modern Democracy

October 30, 2019 @ 5:30 pm – 7:00 pm America/Toronto Timezone
McLaughlin College Annual Public Policy Lecture 2019
014 McLaughlin College Junior Common Room
Vicky Carnevale
416 736-2100 ext. 33824

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THE RIGHT HONOURABLE BEVERLEY MCLACHLIN served as Chief Justice of Canada from 2000 to mid-December 2017. In June 2018 she was appointed to the Order of Canada as a recipient of its highest accolade, Companion of the Order of Canada. She has received over 35 honorary degrees from universities in Canada and abroad, and numerous other honours and awards. Ms. McLachlin works as an arbitrator and mediator in Canada and internationally. Ms. McLachlin also sits as a Justice of Singapore’s International Commercial Court and the Hong Kong Final Court of Appeal.

The lecture will explore the role of the constitutional court in a modern democracy, and, the heightened role of such courts in a federation like Canada. Looking abroad, the lecture will ask what Canada can do to enhance the role of constitutional courts, the rule of law and democracy beyond its borders.

Wednesday, October 30, 2019 at 5:30 p.m. in McLaughlin College Junior Common Room, 014 McLaughlin College

Poster:  Beverley McLachlin_POSTER_Oct. 30_19