Canadian Developments in Constitutional Law and Human Rights

Join a constitutional law expert on the ground in Canada to explore recent developments in Canadian constitutional law, including:

• Federalism and the regulation of greenhouse gas emissions under the Peace, Order and Good Government Power

• Protection of human rights and the legalisation of Medical Assistance in Dying

• Aboriginal and treaty rights and the Indigenous right of self-government over child welfare

• The challenge to the amendments to the rules of succession to the British throne.

Chair: Stephen Keim SC was called to the Bar in 1985 and took silk in 2004. Stephen has a broad practice and has worked in most areas of law. He appeared for the plaintiffs in the High Court in Love v Commonwealth, and has also appeared in a number of other constitutional cases, including Spence v Queensland.

Speaker: Lindy Rouillard is a lawyer at the Department of Justice Canada. She is experienced in the areas of constitutional law, aboriginal law, administrative law and civil litigation. Ms Rouillard’s educational background includes a B.A. (Hons) and LL.B. (Gold Medalist) from University of Quebec in Montreal and a LL.M. from Stanford University. Prior to starting her career as a lawyer, Ms. Rouillard served as a law clerk to the Supreme Court of Canada (2009-2010). Ms. Rouillard has represented the Government of Canada several times before various Canadian courts, including in the legal challenge against the medical assistance in dying act (Truchon litigation).