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ARL’s Intervention Materials

Advocates for the Rule of Law has received a number of requests to post the materials filed with the Court seeking status as an intervener. For those interested, we are happy to oblige. ARL’s Affidavit can be viewed here: The Affidavit of Justin W. Anisman ARL’s Factum can be viewed here: Factum of the Intervener ARL

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ARL is Headed to the Supreme Court of Canada

Advocates for the Rule of Law was granted leave to intervene in the Courtoreille Appeal by Order of the Honourable Justice Brown today. The decision can be read here: Order of Justice Brown. In accordance with the Order, ARL will be filing a factum and be given an opportunity to make oral submissions before the Court on January 15, 2018. ARL ...

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“Watertight Compartments” Has Now Been Published

I am pleased to announce that my paper, “Watertight Compartments: Getting Back to the Constitutional Division of Powers” has now been published in the Alberta Law Review. Per the abstract: This article offers a fresh examination of the constitutional division of powers. The author argues that sections 91 and 92 of the Constitution Act, 1867 establish exclusive jurisdictional spheres — ...

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Advocates for the Rule of Law is Now Incorporated

We at Advocates for the Rule of Law are proud to announce that we have now been incorporated as a not-for-profit corporation. We will be seeking charitable status shortly. Thank you to everyone who has supported Advocates for the Rule of Law over the last three years for making this milestone possible! A very special thanks to Brett Anderson and ...

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ARL on Facebook

Advocates for the Rule of Law is now on Facebook.  As of the time of writing, our Facebook page has already been followed and liked by dozens of people. We thank everyone for their continued support. Stay tuned, as always, for more articles and other ARL activity. The Facebook page can be accessed here.

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Debating Human Rights with Professor Pardy

Recently, I had the pleasure of discussing and debating human rights law with Professor Bruce Pardy of my alma mater, Queen’s Law. The topic of the debate was Parliament’s Bill C-16, which amended the Canada Human Rights Act and Criminal Code, along with recent amendments to the Ontario Human Rights Code. The relevant amendments in both human rights statutes concern ...

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Alberta Law Review to Publish “Watertight Compartments”

I am very pleased to report that my paper, “Watertight Compartments: Getting Back to the Constitutional Division of Powers,” has been selected for publication in the upcoming edition of the Alberta Law Review. In this paper I argue that ss. 91 and 92 of the Constitution Act, 1867 (formerly the B.N.A. Act, 1867) establish mutually exclusive jurisdictional spheres – what the Privy ...

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Runnymede Society Student Leadership Conference – Call for Applications

Current law students (both in Canadian law schools and Canadians at international law schools who intend to return to Canada to practice law) are invited to apply to the second annual Runnymede Society Student Leadership Conference, to be held at Horseshoe Resort in Barrie, Ontario on August 18-20, 2017. This stimulating weekend will include seminar-style legal discussions, chapter leader training, ...

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The Advocates’ Quarterly Publishes “The Paradoxical Presumption of Constitutionality”

The Advocates’ Quarterly, a Canadian Journal for Practitioners of Civil Litigation, has published my paper, “The Paradoxical Presumption of Constitutionality” in its March 2017 edition. The paper, which was also published on this website, argues that the presumption of constitutionality has entered a paradoxical state, in that it simultaneously applies to one part of the Constitution (the division of powers ...

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Introducing Runnymede Radio

The Runnymede Society launched its new podcast Runnymede Radio today. Runnymede Radio features conversations with leading scholars, judges, and legal thinkers. Some of the first guests include Chief Justice Glenn Joyal of the Manitoba Court of Queen’s Bench, Dr. Leonid Sirota of the award-winning Double Aspect Blog, and Professor Jordan Peterson of the University of Toronto. The podcast is available ...

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