The Centre for Israel and Jewish Affairs (CIJA) and UJA Federation of Greater Toronto are pleased to present their 4th annual legal conference, The Rule of Law in Times of Crisis, by webinar this year. Join your peers from across Canada to hear about the legal issues brought into sharp relief by recent world events that have impacted us all. An array of expert speakers and panelists will examine how times of crisis challenge the rule of law, including:
An opening keynote by The Honourable Thomas Albert Cromwell, Justice of the Supreme Court of Canada (retired)
A mid-day keynote address by The Honourable Justice Michael Tulloch of the Ontario Court of Appeal
Attorneys General David Lametti (Canada) and Doug Downey (Ontario) discussing how governments have worked to balance individual rights and public protection in the context of the COVID-19 pandemic
Other esteemed panelists examining relevant constitutional issues in Canada, the United States, and Israel; intrusions on civil liberties in times of crisis; and protecting the rights of minorities
This program contains 2 hours of EDI Professionalism Content.
Please register by February 5th at 4:00pm.
Welcome and Opening Remarks
Barbara Bank, Chair, CIJA Toronto Council Larry Weinberg, UJA, Conference Co-Chair
KEYNOTE SPEAKER: Can the Rule of Law Survive?
The Honourable Thomas Albert Cromwell Introduction by John Rosen, Chair, CIJA Legal Task Force & Conference Co-Chair
Constitutional Law Issues and Responses in Times of Crisis: A Comparative Analysis
Prof. Howard Kislowicz, University of Calgary Faculty of Law Prof. Noah Novogrodsky, University of Wyoming College of Law Prof. Rivka Weill, Radzyner Law School, Interdisciplinary Center (IDC) Moderator: Adam Dodek, Dean, Common Law Section, University of Ottawa Faculty of Law
Striking the Balance: Individual Freedoms vs. Public Protection
Attorney General and Minister of Justice (Canada), Honourable David Lametti Attorney General (Ontario), Honourable Doug Downey Moderator: The Honourable Justice Edward Prutschi
Breakout Room & Lunch
The Honourable Justice Michael Tulloch Introduction by Larry Weinberg, UJA, Conference Co-Chair
Civil Liberties and Human Rights in Canada: Intrusions During Crises
Cara Zwibel, Canadian Civil Liberties Association Rev. Anthony Bailey, Senior Minister, Parkdale United Church, Ottawa Prof. Richard Janda, McGill University Faculty of Law Moderator: Lawrence Greenspon, CIJA Legal Task Force
Protecting the Rights of Minorities in Times of Crisis
Chris Thompson, Federation of Black Canadians Queenie Choo, S.U.C.C.E.S.S. Shimon Koffler Fogel, CIJA Moderator: Akaash Maharaj, Mosaic Institute
John Rosen, Chair, CIJA Legal Task Force & Conference Co-Chair