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Daniel Sheppard discusses the Bedford decision

March 04, 2014

Daniel Sheppard will participate in a panel discussion on what the Supreme Court of Canada’s Bedford decision in at the Canadian Bar Association, Civil Liberties & Human Rights section – What the Bedford Decision Means for Constitutional Litigation.

The topics to be covered by the panel include clarifying stare decisis after Bedford, the extent of deference to the trial judge’s findings of social, legislative and adjudicative facts, the role of intervenors, the interpretation of section 7 of the Charter, the legal restrictions on the legislative options open to Parliament in light of the Court’s decision, and what to expect from the SCC on these issues in the Carter case, scheduled to be heard in October 2014.

When:   Tuesday, March 4, 2014
Where:  20 Toronto Street, 2nd floor, Toronto
Time:     5:30 p.m.


Daniel Sheppard

Practice Areas

Constitutional Law, Criminal Law