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Joint Study Institute: Constitutional Law, the Charter of Rights and Parliament
We hope you are planning to join us in Montreal for an exciting series of programmes covering Canadaâ€™s Legal Kaleidoscope.
On Monday morning, June 21st, we will have two programmes designed to introduce attendees to the unique legal and political situations in Canada.Â
"The Constitution and Charter in the 21st Centuryâ€ will start the conference off with a discussion of constitutional and charter issues in the news and the courts right now.Â Mahmud Jamal will provide a brief introduction to the Charter of Rights and then speak more specifically about a number of topical charter issues:Â freedom of religion, freedom of expression, gay marriage, and federalism and the creation of a federal securities regulator.Â The second speaker, Professor Bev Baines, an expert in the constitutional rights of women, will discuss such topics as reasonable accommodation, Sharia law, decriminalization of polygamy, and religious equality.
We hope you are planning to join us in Montreal for theJune 20-23, 2010. We are very pleased to be able to feature Mr. Justice John H Gomery, who will be speaking on Transparency and Access to Information. Best known as the Commisioner of Inquiry into the Sponsorship Program and Advertising Activities, Justice Gomery was recently elected President of the Quebec Press Council. Transparency in society is a major preoccupation for Justice Gomery and there is no doubt his speech will give us great food for thought on Canadian politics.
For more information and to sign up now, go to: http://www.callacbd.ca/conferences/JSI/program/index.htm.Â
UBCâ€™s School of Library, Archival, and Information Studies (SLAIS) Graduate Co-op students are now available for Summer 2010!
Co-op students are a flexible, cost-effective way to supplement your staff team for short-term opportunities or special projects.