Book talk - Prof. Peter Russell

Monday September 25, 2017 - University of Waterloo

Courts & Politics Research Group 2nd Annual Spring Workshop

 Friday, May 5th, 2017

University of Guelph

MacKinnon 132

#CourtsandPoli

 8:45 am – Welcome: Refreshments provided

  • Emmett Macfarlane, University of Waterloo
  • Kate Puddister, University of Guelph

 9:00 am – 10:45 am: Policy Ideas, Conflict, and Learning

  • Minh Do (University of Toronto): The Supreme Court of Canada’s Promotion of Aboriginal-Crown Policy Relationships in the Duty to Consult
  • Dave Snow (University of Guelph): Policy Learning Across the Provinces: The Case of Parentage in Ontario
  • Andrew Nguyen (Queen’s University): The Utility of Compliance for Explaining Policy Conflicts with the Supreme Court Charter Decisions
  • Thomas McMorrow (University of Ontario Institute of Technology): MAiD in Canada? Debating the Constitutionality of Canada’s New Medical Assistance in Dying Law
  • Discussant: Emmett Macfarlane (University of Waterloo)

 BREAK

 11:00 am – 12:15 pm: Courts and Criminal Justice

  • Amanda Komljenovic (University of Guelph): Judicial Decision-Making in the Case Outcomes and Sentencing of Mentally Ill Offenders in Canada: A Descriptive Study
  • Vito Totino (University of Guelph): Culture of Delay: The Potential of Local Legal Culture as a Factor Affecting Court Delay in Ontario  
  • Discussant: Kate Puddister (University of Guelph)

 12:15 pm – 1:15 pm: Lunch is provided thanks to a generous donation by the Political Science Department, University of Guelph

 1:15 pm – 2:45 pm: Judicial Decision-Making

  • Troy Riddell (University of Guelph) and Lori Hausegger (Boise State University): Judicial Decision-Making in Canadian Appellate Courts: Results of a Survey  
  • Greg Flynn (McMaster University): Rethinking of Redefining Judicial Activism: Section 1 and Reasons versus Outcomes
  • Peter Augustinavicius (University of Waterloo): The Rights of Broadcasters in Canada and the United States: A Typological Approach
  • Discussant: Matthew Hennigar (Brock University)

 BREAK

 3:00 pm – 4:30 pm: Roundtable - Courts and Politics Research: The State of the Field

  • Ian Greene, York University
  • Emmett Macfarlane, University of Waterloo
  • Matthew Hennigar, Brock University
  • Moderator: Dennis Baker, University of Guelph

 4:30 pm – Closing Remarks

  • Emmett Macfarlane, University of Waterloo

 

PAST EVENTS:

Courts and the Constitution: Policy Impact

University of Waterloo (Stratford Campus)

October 7, 2016

 8:30am – Greetings & Refreshments

 9:00am – Introductory Remarks

 9:15am-10:45am – Panel 1 – Theories of Policy Change and Their Application

  • Minh Do (University of Toronto) “The Promise and Pitfalls of Public Policy Approaches to Understanding the Influence of the Duty to Consult”
  • Dave Snow (University of Guelph) and Kate Puddister (University of Guelph) “Closing a Door but Opening a Policy Window: Legislating Assisted Dying in Canada”
  • Marc Zanoni (University of Guelph) “The Supreme Court of Canada, Punctuated Equilibrium, and Judicial Remedies”

 10:45am-11:00am - Break

 11:00am-12:30pm – Panel 2 – Policy Issues #1

  • Erin Crandall (Acadia University) and Andrea Lawlor (King’s University College, Western University) “Third party policy and electoral participation after Harper v. Canada: A triumph of egalitarianism?”
  • Dagmar Soennecken (York University) and Chris Anderson (Wilfrid Laurier University) “Taking the Harper government’s refugee policy to court”
  • Kate Puddister (University of Guelph) “Protecting Against Cruel and Unusual Punishment: Section 12 of the Charter and Mandatory Minimum Sentences”
  • Troy Riddell (University of Guelph) and Dennis Baker (University of Guelph) “The Charter Beat: The Impact of Rights Decisions on Canadian Policing”

  12:30pm-1:30pm – LUNCH (Courtesy funding from the Faculty of Arts, University of Waterloo)

 1:30pm-3:00pm – Panel 3 – Policy Issues #2

  • Kyle Kirkup (University of Ottawa) “After Marriage Equality: Courting Queer and Trans Rights”
  • Michael McCrossan (University of New Brunswick) “Contrasting Theories of Reconciliation, Crown Sovereignty, and Territoriality: Assessing the Impact of Section 35 for Aboriginal Rights”
  • Eleni Nicolaides (Brock University) and Matthew Hennigar (Brock University) “Carter Conflicts”

 3:00pm-3:15pm – Break

 3:15pm-4:45pm – Panel 4 – Institutional Contexts

  • Richard Albert (Boston College) “Quasi-Constitutional Amendments”
  • Kate Glover (Western University) “Judicial Advisory Opinions & Constrains on Policy Implementation”
  • Janet Hiebert (Queen’s University) “The Charter, Policy, and Political Judgment”
  • Robert Schertzer (University of Toronto) “Collaborative Federalism and the Role of the Supreme Court of Canada”

 4:45pm – Concluding remarks


Courts & Politics Research Group Spring Workshop

Thursday, May 5th, 2016

University of Guelph

Room: MacKinnon 313

 8:45 am – Welcome

  • Emmett Macfarlane, University of Waterloo
  • Kate Puddister, University of Guelph

 9:00 am – 10:30 am: Institutional Examinations of Courts

  • Colton Fehr, University of Toronto: Dismantling the Dialogue (or Perhaps Politics is Such a Bad Thing After All)
  • Marc Zanoni, University of Guelph: The Supreme Court of Canada, Punctuated Equilibrium, and Judicial Remedies
  • Jean-Christophe Bédard Rubin, University of Toronto: Assessing the Impact of Unilingualism at the Supreme Court of Canada
  • Kate Puddister, University of Guelph: A Question They Can't Refuse? Canadian Reference Questions and the Separation of Powers
  • Discussant: Dennis Baker, University of Guelph

 10:45 am – 12:15 pm: Courts and Criminal Justice

  • Dennis Baker and Troy Riddell, University of Guelph: Police Implementation of Charter decisions: Preliminary Results
  • Evangeline Kroon, University of Guelph: Victim Credibility on Trial: The ‘Perfect Victim’ Stereotype in Cases of Sexual Assault
  • Remy Sansanwal, Western University: The Reform of Canadian Prostitution Law: The Oldest Oppression v. the Oldest Profession and Ongoing Deliberation
  • Discussant: Kate Puddister, University of Guelph

 12:15 pm – 1 pm: Lunch and Keynote

Lunch is provided thanks to a generous donation by the Political Science Department, University of Guelph

  • Léonid Sirota, New York University: Originalist Reasoning in Canadian Constitutional Jurisprudence

 1:00 pm – 2:30 pm: Courts in a Comparative Perspective

  • Karry-Ann Cornwall, University of Guelph: Tunisian Constitution-Making: The Preservation of Secularism
  • Nicholas Fraser, University of Toronto: Expanding Rights or Protecting Turf? Constitutional Courts and the Politics of Refugee Status Determination in the United Kingdom
  • Faisal Kamal, University of Toronto: Constitutional (Re)engineering and Divided Staatvolk in Multinational States
  • Discussant: Troy Riddell, University of Guelph

 2:45 pm – 4:15 pm: Courts and the Charter of Rights and Freedoms

  • Emmett Macfarlane, University of Waterloo: Positive Rights and Section 15: Addressing a Dilemma
  • Gwyneth Bergman, University of Waterloo: Manifesting Belief in Canadian Law: What is ‘Freedom of Conscience’?
  • Matthew Hennigar, Brock University: ‘Executive-Judicial Dialogues’ About Reasonableness Under Section 1
  • Discussant: Dave Snow, University of Guelph

 4:30 pm – Closing Remarks

  • Ian Greene, York University
  • Emmett Macfarlane, University of Waterloo