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ARL on Twitter

Advocates for the Rule of Law finally has a twitter presence! If you use twitter, follow @ARLCanada to receive updates on all ARL articles, commentary and news items.

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The 2017 Law & Freedom Conference

The Canadian Constitution Foundation will host its annual Law & Freedom Conference between January 6 – 8, 2017. The conference will be held at Hart House at the University of Toronto, which located at 7 Hart House Circle. This year’s speakers include the Honourable Chief Justice Glenn D. Joyal of the Manitoba Court of Queen’s Bench, Professor Emmett Macfarlane of ...

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Runnymede Society Debates Electoral Reform and Other Upcoming Events

You’re invited to join the University of Toronto Runnymede Society Chapter on Tuesday, October 11th for a debate between two leading Canadian public intellectuals on the currently pending issue of electoral reform! Peter Loewen, School of Public Policy and Governance, will argue that first past the post has proven advantageous in our highly regionalized democracy, we should not be quick to abandon it. ...

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Recognizing ARL’s Contribution

I am deeply honoured to have been nominated for Samara’s Everyday Political Citizen, an annual contest that profiles ordinary people working to strengthen their communities and our democracy. This nomination is a reflection of the good work ARL has done over the last two years and I share it with all the ARL members and everyone else who has helped contribute to ...

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Asher Honickman and John Sikkema Publish in Law Matters

The Summer 2016 edition of Law Matters, a publication of the Canadian Bar Association (Alberta Branch) features two articles penned by members of ARL. Asher Honickman has written a paper entitled “The Case for a Constrained Approach to Section 7,” which discusses section 7’s textual limitations. An slightly modified version of this article was first published on the ARL website. ...

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Joanna Baron Weighs in on the Right to a Speedy Trial on the CBC

Joanna Baron, Director of the Runnymede Society and member of Advocates for the Rule of Law, was recently interviewed on CBC Radio to discuss the Supreme Court of Canada’s recent decision in R. v. Jordan. In that case, the Court was unanimous in the result, but split 5-4 on the crucial issue of what test the courts ought to apply ...

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ARL’s New Logo

In honour of our two-year anniversary, Advocates for the Rule of Law has commissioned a new logo that can be viewed near the top of the website homepage. The new logo incorporates a sword and the scales of justice, both of which are traditionally associated with Lady Justice, on the backdrop of a Canadian flag. We hope you enjoy the ...

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Runnymede Society Student Leadership Conference 2016

Canadian law students returning to their studies in the fall of 2016 are eligible to apply for the Runnymede Society’s first Student Leadership Conference. The Runnymede Society will be hosting its Student Leadership Conference this August 26-28, 2016, in the beautiful Ontario countryside. The weekend will include legal study and discussion, training to equip students with the skills and knowledge ...

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Runnymede Spring Tour Update and Website!

The Runnymede Society, which is a new law student membership group co-founded by and in partnership with Advocates for the Rule of Law, kicked off this spring with a series of great events across the country this past month: March 2nd: Queen’s: Debate on Social and Economic Rights with Profs. Bruce Pardy, Tsvi Kahana, and Chris Essert. March 17th: Calgary: ...

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State Regulation or Markets?

On Monday, March 21, 2016, the Runnymede Society will host a debate at the University of Toronto Faculty of Law. The title of the debate is: The Legitimacy of the Welfare State: Governments in Pursuit of the Public Good. Bruce Pardy, Professor of Law at Queen’s University Faculty of Law, will debate Jason MacLean, Assistant Professor of Law at Bora Laskin ...

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